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Audrey Stone’s paintings methodically explore the delicate transformation of light and color in nature. Through geometric bands of adjacent hues, Stone exaggerates the slightest tonal shifts while focusing on the serenity of change. The imposed choppiness of a composition complements the overarching sense of togetherness— a sly acknowledgement that boundaries can simultaneously exist and disappear in a single moment. Occasionally, the expansive color fields abruptly cut off as they meet other jagged gradations. The stark transitions are often juxtaposed with a placid symmetry, invoking the process of registering both the sunset and a summer breeze in one landscape.
“Beyond color and composition, underlying themes tie the paintings together into series: the giving and receiving of information; concepts of infinity and containment; equality; relationship of self to others; and more recently death, loss, and absence. Although these subjects are not meant to be absolute in the work, they play a part in both the conception and the process of making.” — Audrey Stone
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Audrey Stone received her MFA from Hunter College and her BFA from Pratt Institute, both in painting. She also studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and was selected for the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited widely across the United States, as well as in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, England, France, and Japan. She has shown in group exhibitions at the Andy Warhol Museum, the Arkansas Art Center, the Columbus Museum, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Kentler International Drawing Space, ODETTA Gallery, Schema Projects, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Her work is in the collections of Cleveland Clinic, Credit Suisse, Fidelity Investments and the Amateras Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria. Stone lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.