Summer Perspectives: Isabelle Abbot with Sarah Boyts Yoder and Cate West Zahl and

More Light:  Karen Blair, Ana Rendich, Krista Townsend

23 June – 20 August 2017

Les Yeux du Monde is pleased to present two shows for the summer season. In the main gallery, we will show Summer Perspectives:  Isabelle Abbot with Sarah Boyts Yoder and Cate West ZahlThis show will feature new paintings by Isabelle Abbot, who has exhibited with the gallery for five years, while introducing the paintings of abstract artists Sarah Boyts Yoder and Cate West Zahl. Abbot, one of our region’s well known and loved landscape painters will chart new territory for this show. While still deriving her inspiration from nature, and here from the beautiful blooming peach orchards in spring, she is also abstracting her inspiration to more organic essences.  Her work will play off the abstractions of Yoder and Zahl who each have their own contrasting but complementary painterly perspectives. The paintings of Yoder are more organicand reminiscent of the expressive bulbous colorful art of Philip Guston while Zahl abstracts from her study of life with more linear and angular compositions bringing to mind the art of Richard Diebenkorn. The resulting paintings of all three artists are dazzling and uniquely their own.

More Light: Paintings by Karen Blair, Ana Rendich, Krista Townsend will also be on view a the gallery from June 23 through August 20. Karen Blair, who is equally adept at painting still life, landscape and even portraits will here exhibit her latest semi-abstractions rooted in garden and nature scenes.  Ana Rendich, originally from Argentina, will show her hot colored abstractions from two recent series…one that is reminiscent of Paul Klee and brings to mind geometric colorful dwellings and the other more freely painted series which have a musical harmony similar to the early abstract paintings of Vasily Kandinsky.  KristaTownsend’s paintings of nature are rooted in her quest to build bridges between the land and our place within it. All of these extremely talented artists will bring their unique and complementary visions to play in this light filled summer sampling.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 23 from 5:30 – 7:30 and a lunch with artists on a date to be announced.  The gallery is located at 841 Wolf Trap Road in Charlottesville and is open Thursday through Sunday 1 – 5 and by appointment. Visit the website or call 434-973-5566 or 434-882-2620 for more information.

They are all firmly in control of their This is in keeping with the two artists we are excited to show for the first time, Sarah Boyts Yoder and Cate West Zahl. Yoder has an MFA from James Madison University and has received many fellowships including the prestigious VMFfellowship and several residencies a the VCCA. ’s abstractions have the character of Philip Guston’s late work and Zahl’s bring to mind Richard Diebenkorn’s paintings in their structure and line.  Yoder has…. Zahl….studied art under Lee Newman at the Holton-Arms school, and then went on to earn her BA in Fine Arts from Hamilton College.