may, 2017

31may - 1julAll DayFun with Lines, and Amy Browning’s, Island Musings at Kehler Liddell Gallery(All Day) Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515Event Type:Art Openings,Featured Event

Event Details

Fun with Lines, and Amy Browning’s, Island Musings at Kehler Liddell Gallery | May 31 – July 1

Two abstract artists create space for joy and ease.

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents: Robert Bienstock’s, Fun with Lines, and Amy Browning’s, Island Musings, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 9th, 3-6 pm, beginning with an artist talk with Robert Bienstock at 2:30pm. The closing event on Sunday, July 1st will feature an artist talk with Amy Browning at 2:30 pm, reception to follow 3-6 pm.

Robert Bienstock “uses near-parallel lines to explore theoretical spaces – spatial, mathematical, emotional and philosophical.” His most recent body of work, however, takes a more playful look at art-making, “reflecting [the artist’s] journey over the past 18 months to find a larger and more colorful platform … to give the lines more space to breathe.” This space to breathe, to have fun, is one we can all use, especially now, and creates a moment of retreat that art can offer.

Simultaneously, Amy Browning leads us to an island retreat, presenting a collection of works reflecting somber, yet peaceful reflections on the average day on an island. Browning states: “change is the leit-motif of island existence, with the ever-present elements of wind, calm, heat, cold, tides, bloom, decay, and the daily orbit of the sun.” Taking ease in the ebb and flow of the natural elements, Browning’s work offers the viewer a sense of calm amidst moments of chaos.

Amy Browning has painted for over thirty-five years. After receiving her BA from the University of Toronto, her arts education continued with seminars and workshops at Yale University, Silvermine Arts Center, and Vermont Studio School. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhbitions including: New Canaan Society for the Arts (CT); New Canaan Library; Wilton Art Gallery; and Galerie du Soleil, (Norwalk, CT). Her work is held in private collections in the United States, Mexico, France and Canada, including: The Whitney Center, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, and Watson Wyatt Worldwide.

Robert Bienstock is based in New Haven, Connecticut. His work has been exhibited at River Street Gallery in Fair Haven CT; Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Red Hook Brooklyn (Certificate of Recognition); Catalyst Gallery in Beacon NY; City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport CT; offices at 2 Whitney Grove Square and Janney Montgomery Scott in New Haven CT and the NE Medical Group building in North Haven; as well as at New Haven’s City Wide Open Studios. When not creating lines, he provides in-house legal support to Yale University’s research scientists, negotiating contracts and handling compliance issues.

About Kehler Liddell Gallery

Kehler Liddell Gallery (KLG) is a cooperative gallery owned and operated by member artists. Located in the heart of Westville village in New Haven, CT, KLG sits comfortably amongst a variety of shops and restaurants on Whalley Avenue, not far from the Yale Campus. Our mission is to represent, present, promote and sell work of local contemporary artists. As champions of free speech, we do not censor our artists’ work or written statements. We are dedicated to representing critical perspectives that challenge and illuminate culture and enrich our aesthetic experience.

Founded by 8 artists in 2003, and an outgrowth of the Westville-based arts renaissance, KLG is New Haven’s longest running retail gallery to date. KLG artists are juried into membership, making it a refined group of notable, accomplished artists. Exhibitions of members’ work, as well as invited artists, are presented throughout the year. Monthly openings, programs and events – free and open to all – keep this venue a place to come to celebrate art in all forms.

Hours: Thursday & Friday: 11 am – 4 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

Kehler Liddell Gallery | 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515



May 31 (Wednesday) - July 1 (Saturday)


Kehler Liddell Gallery

873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515