© Martin McMurray

Martin McMurray: In Conversation with the Sea
(Early Years), 2003
acrylic on paper on panel, 20 x 24 inches

Fresh Direct

Paolo Arao
, Matt Connors, Franklin Evans, Jenny Laden, Martin McMurray, Jon Rappleye

Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present "Fresh Direct", a group show featuring works by six gallery artists: Paolo Arao, Matt Connors, Franklin Evans, Jenny Laden, Martin McMurray and Jon Rappleye.

Paolo Arao's portraits depict his friends in everyday, unguarded moments. Jenny Laden's double self- portraits in red and white are both revealing and quizzical. Martin McMurray's narrative paintings seem to ask the question: what was the beginning of the story and what happens next?

Jon Rappleye's combinations of animals, plant forms and stars create their own psychedelic settings. In Franklin Evans' paintings, figures wander through rollicking dreamscapes. Matt Connors' kaleidoscopic paintings of drooping forms and fonts become abstract patterns evoking painted collage.

Each artist uses strong color and silhouetted forms to make paintings that have immediate impact, but invite further looking and viewing.

Exhibition: June 29 - August 5, 2005
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 11 am - 6 pm (Summer hours)

Jeff Bailey Gallery
511 West 25th Street, No. 808
USA-New York, NY 10001
Telephone +1 212 989 0156
Fax +1 212 989.0214
Email jeff@baileygallery.com