Press Release



Light Conversation
Sept 14 - 29, 2013
Opening Reception: September 14, 2013, 3 - 5 PM

Key Projects is pleased to present Light Conversation an exhibition featuring Lynne Harlow, Henriëtte van 't Hoog, Mary Schiliro, and Douglas Witmer.

In conceiving this exhibition, I imagined how artists use light, not as the result of darkness or shadow, but through materials that are luminous in themselves. The four artists here, Lynne Harlow, Henriëtte van 't Hoog, Mary Schiliro and Douglas Witmer all use color that emits light - through the medium of paint on canvas, Mylar, steel or working directly with Plexiglas. There is a sense of wonder in their processes that yield interesting surprises.

Lynne Harlow creates work with as little intervention as possible, enabling the materials inherent qualities, such as light and transparency, to play an essential role. Henriette van’t Hoog’s three-dimensional objects play with your sense of perspective enhanced by the glowing colors hidden on the backs of each piece. Mary Schiliro's luminous painted Mylars with circular cut-outs dialogue with their own rhythmic shadow play. Juxtaposing washy backgrounds with solid painted
 blocks of color, Douglas Witmer’s surfaces quietly resonate – color and light.

(image l. to r. Douglas Witmer,Henriëtte van 't Hoog, Lynne Harlow,  Mary Schiliro)

Installation view of Light Conversation, Key Projects, LIC, NY, 2013
(l. to r.) Mary Schiliro, Douglas Witmer
Installation view of Light Conversation, Key Projects, LIC, NY, 2013
(l. to r.) Lynne Harlow, Douglas Witmer, Henriette van't Hoog, Mary Schiliro
Installation view of Light Conversation, Key Projects, LIC, NY, 2013
(l. to r.) Henriette van't Hoog, Mary Schiliro, Henriette van't Hoog
Installation view of Light Conversation, Key Projects, LIC, NY, 2013
(l. to r.) Henriette van't Hoog, Mary Schiliro, Lynne Harlow
Installation view of Light Conversation, Key Projects, LIC, NY, 2013
(l. to r.) Mary Schiliro, Lynne Harlow
Lynne Harlow, Year of the Dog, 2010
Plexi-glass, nails, 12 x 6 1/2 inches
Lynne Harlow, Schoodic Point, 2010
Plexi-glass, 8 1/2 x 26 inches
Henriëtte van't Hoog, Xtra (Red), 2012
Acrylic and foil on zinc, 21 1/2 x 10 x 7 inches
Henriëtte van't Hoog, Foton XVII, 2012
Acrylic on zinc
Mary Schiliro, Cat's Cradle 15, 2012
Acrylic on Mylar, 75 x 18 inches
Mary Schiliro, Cat's Cradle 15 (detail), 2012
Acrylic on Mylar, 75 x 18 inches
Mary Schiliro, Cat's Cradle 12, 2012
Acrylic on Mylar, 25 1/2 x 18 inches
Douglas Witmer, Caught in Between, 2012
Black gesso and acrylic on canvas, 35 x 28 inches
Douglas Witmer, A Trace of Something I Want to Feel Again, 2010
Black gesso and acrylic on canvas, 47 x 33 inches