ModArtists Gallery will present Esther Ritz: Every Kinda People as their first solo exhibition.
Ritz's career began at a young age in her hometown of New York City. Her early experiments with color and first trip to Greenwich Village to buy art supplies started her on the path that has brought her to this debut of new work from her time at an artist's workshop in Molokai, Hawaii. The workshop's emphasis on working in total silence and following pure impulse has resulted in a fascinating series of paintings that express the artist's "inner emotions, ideas, fears and dreams" in the hope of "explor(ing) the inner mystery that always tries to hide and evade the consciousness."
The process of creating this series is difficult for the artist to put into words as all of the compositions are made by dedicated action and fearless confidence of expression. Esther Ritz's paintings for this show are a powerful demonstration of subconscious impulse that is both playful and sinister with a kinetic sense of pattern and color that can leave you breathless in its presence.
Following the opening reception, the exhibition will continue through January 20.