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Gallery Opening Reception – Variation x 3
July 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Details on new work, coming soon!Please join us July 13th 6-9pm at Groundwork! For the opening reception of Jade Gotauco, Matt Finger and M. Caszhen. The Gallery is open Mon-Fri 9-5. Weekends are by appointment only.
Jade Gotauco: Jade is self-taught artist, born and raised in Rhode Island. She has been working professionally as an artist in many mediums since 2005. From 2008-2010, she operated Go Gallery on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, across the street from the acclaimed Newport Art Museum. At that point, she wished to focus on producing more work in an intimate informal setting. And so began GOstudio. Jade gels best with the vibe of Warren’s working class fishing village, so that’s where you’ll find GOstudio today.
Jade’s work is primarily in oil painting and scrimshaw, but she rarely shies away from trying something new. Newer works introduce visual meditations on food, politics, music, and both the privilege and struggle of being a working artist in our society.
On a constant mission to stay mindful in this fast-paced American life, Jade utilizes the color spectrum from black to white, attempting to uncover the balance within chaos. Raised in a mixed culture from Asian to Irish, from fishermen to musicians and lawyers, the eclectic nature of her upbringing has developed into a lifestyle that insists upon a compulsion to explore, learn, and create beyond the comfort of tradition.
Matt Finger: Matt Finger’s pieces are created with a variety of media including acrylic paint, chip board, gessoed papers, MDF board and resin. When completed the pieces have a glassy, tile-like feel. The work tends to work well in small series or grids. Within the paintings, he explores color harmony and variations of texture and form.
M. Caszhen: M. Caszhen is an established working artist gone rogue. Using found items dating from ancient to vintage, they move away from their traditional 2D style and into a probe of multidimensional shape, body, and time. Caszhen has been producing and selling their work since 1992 throughout the New England area.