Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21 from 5pm to 8pm
The Spaces in Between, curated by Paul Corio featuring geometric works by Don Voisine and Ruri Yi, from May 21 through June 30, 2022.
Don Voisine, born in Fort Kent, ME, attended the Portland School of Art, and Concept School for Visual Studies in Portland, ME. He received an honorary BFA from the Maine College of Art in 2000.
Exhibiting regularly in the U. S. and Europe, Voisine was the subject of a 15 year survey of his paintings at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockland, ME) in the fall of 2016 and recently had solo exhibitions with McKenzie Fine Art (New York, NY), Pamela Salisbury Gallery, (Hudson, NY) and Robischon Gallery (Denver, CO). Since 1997 Voisine has been a member of American Abstract Artists, an artist-run organization founded in 1936, and served as its President from 2004 to 2012. In 2010 he was elected to the National Academy of Design, serving on the membership committee for 9 years.
His work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art News, The New York Times, The New Criterion, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail.
Public collections include: Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, DC, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, ME; Special Collection of the Library, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Academy Museum, New York, NY; Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; and Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME. Voisine lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Ruri Yi is a visual artist. Her paintings portray static, abstracted images reinterpreting elements of urban landscapes and in-between spaces through hard-edged lines, minimalist compositions, symbolic figures, and balanced colors. Her visual language manifests the serene by way of abstraction, color, and composition. Balance, weight, and time are associated with a universal visual language that reflects an autonomous state.
Her work has been exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Departure as a Domestic, The Reinstitute (Baltimore, MD); The Necessity of Tomorrow, Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD); ‘sindikit project @ Foyer Arts Gallery, USQ (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia); Abstract Non/Binaries, Guest Spot (Baltimore, MD); WPA (Washington, DC); Transmitter (Brooklyn, NY); Strictural Structures of Radical Reduction, TSA (Brooklyn, NY); Main Art Gallery, University of Maryland UC (College Park, MD); Bromo-Seltzer Art Tower (Baltimore, MD); Institute of Contemporary Art (Baltimore, MD); School 33 Art Center (Baltimore, MD); Main Line Art Center (Haverford, PA).
Ruri Yi is originally from Seoul, South Korea, and now works and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA). Yi is currently a founder/director and curator of MONO PRACTICE (c. 2018) in the Station North Art District in Baltimore City, Maryland.
Pazo Fine Art is located at 4228 Howard Ave, Kensington, Maryland