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May 23 – June 17, 2023

Gallery I

New Work

Christine Mottau

May 23 – June 17, 2023

Reception: Thursday, May 25, 6-8 PM

Blue-3/meditation1943, Oil
Ceres Gallery is pleased to present Christine Mottau’s exhibition of recent paintings. The exhibition marks Mottau’s tenth solo show with the gallery.

Christine Mottau’s new body of abstract oil paintings, made in 2022 and 2023, are based on chakra meditation theory. The show represents a turn inward and are a highly personal exploration of the imagery envisioned through practicing meditation. The paintings record a visual expression of the transportive experience–a balancing of the physical, emotional, and spiritual self.

In this new body of work, Mottau’s distinctive interest in color and light captures swirling psychic energy with luminous pinks, tranquil blues, shimmering purples, and searing greens. Using a unique glazing technique, Mottau layers translucent colors of oil paint to construct an immersive sense of form and depth. With little discernible brushwork, each abstraction appears ephemeral, evocative of transitory images coming into consciousness.

Throughout her work, Mottau aims to portray a sense of beauty that can
emotionally connect with viewers in an increasingly chaotic world. Particularly at a time when it seems like conflict is an inescapable part of everyday life, Mottau’s paintings create a necessary space of tranquility that gestures toward individual and collective transcendence.

Christine Mottau has exhibited regularly in solo and group exhibitions in
American galleries since the 1980s. Living and working In New York City and Spencertown, NY, she was educated at the Art Institute of Boston and the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Her work is represented by Ceres Gallery, where she has shown her paintings, drawings and paper sculptures in both solo and group exhibitions.

Gallery II

Current & Cloth
Nancy Quin
May 23 – June 17, 2023
Reception: Thursday, May 25, 6-8 PM
Nature vs Nurture

Ceres Gallery is pleased to present Current & Cloth, an exhibition by Nancy Quin

Quin’s interest in the versatility of steel guides her explorations in sculpture and abstraction. In this exhibition, her plasma-cut pieces accentuate the softer side of steel and their fluidity provides a counterpoint to the welded work. 

Accent pieces in clay and laser-cut acrylic complete the overarching theme of work created through processes requiring electric current.

Ceres Gallery is following all COVID19 requirements.
Masks are encouraged at all times.

Hours: 12 noon to 6pm Tuesday-Saturday


June 22, 23 and 24 (Thursday – Saturday) 2023
Relational Space Presents
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June 27 – July 22
Raising Women’s Voices 2023

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