Monday, February 24, 2014

"Above Reason", Abstract Paintings by Philadelphia Artist Richard Gabriele

On View: March 7, 2014, 6-9pm

Location: Artspace Liberti, 2424 East York Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125

 Artspace Liberti is proud to present its March/April exhibition "Above Reason".

 Above Reason, a new collection of oil paintings by Philadelphia-born artist Richard Gabriele is on view at Artspace Liberti, 2424 East York Street. The artist will host a reception on March 7 from 6-9pm to celebrate his first solo show in his hometown.

Gabriele combines bold brushwork and ethereal atmospheres to form a unique, abstract style. His paintings shimmer with dozens of color glazes that build up into brilliant eruptions of energy and light. Each monochromatic image is a different color and consists of intricate lines that are woven into a larger T-shape. Grouped together, the serial pattern creates a powerful display. 

“Each painting is a different solution to the same problem,” Gabriele said, “I wanted to make paintings about painting. I tried to visualize what inspiration feels like and thought if I could give the feeling form, what shape might it take? The images are like maps of my creative experience.”

Gabriele was featured at Phillips de Pury in 2012 and first noticed for his flying robot installation at the IMC Lab, which included quadrotors from the University of Pennsylvania. Receiving various awards, his paintings have been exhibited in numerous museums, including a solo show at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in California in 2013. 

While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at to arrange a visit.

Artspace Liberti is a multi-discipline arts venue organized and maintained by liberti church east located at 2424 E York St. in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia.