For Immediate Release Contact: Jennifer Wood-Patrick
February 7, 2005 Gallery AA/B – Art Advisory/Boston 
 (617) 574-0022 /


Gallery AA/B Announces Exhibition - Modern Organic, Roy Dawes and Christine Neill: Recent Paintings and Prints


We often look at nature with a relaxed eye, primarily seeing the myriad combination of colors and texture that merge to form landscapes of varied organic systems. When these landscapes are broken down into their elements many details emerge. Some of these intricacies of nature are distilled and redefined in Galley AA/B's current exhibition.

Roy Dawes has created a visual language redefining the lotus flower as an iconic form. In the Lotus Series, he investigates "how form and function develop in the world we design and in the world of nature… how nature evolves and redefines a structure." In developing this colorful and precise series of paintings, Dawes also examines how mankind engineers a design in a similar way. Incising lines in thick paint on panels with drafting tools, he pushes the dynamic between the mechanical and organic. "The series was conceived to ebb and flow over a loosely defined grid", the boundaries are only determined by the space the installation defines.

Christine Neill explores similar ideas in her work. Her delicate and expansive watercolor / mixed media compositions combine traditional techniques with modern technology. "Watercolor has an immediacy and illusive transparency (which) appropriately expresses the unseen ephemeral states of nature." Neill reconstructs luminous images of plant-life, creating layered compositions of seductive, sometimes ghostly works. By combining drawing and painting with various printing processes she creates overlays of stirring imagery. Taking cues from the plant world and human experience, Neill uses light and shadow, dramatic color and familiar and menacing shapes, to compare natural phenomenon to similar human events. She reminds us of "our deep rooted connection to the earth, and that the natural and human worlds are bound by similar biological processes".

Dawes has exhibited his work in diverse galleries throughout the Boston area including MA College of Art, Howard Yezerski Gallery and The DeCordova Museum. His work is held in many private and corporate collections. He currently works as Exhibitions Manager of The Rose Art Museum at Brandies University and was also the Gallery Manager at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1982-85.

Neill has exhibited her work throughout the country at galleries and museums in NYC, Washington DC, Baltimore and the Boston and Berkshires areas among others. She has received numerous grants to develop her work through the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she is a professor of fine arts. Her work is held in numerous private and corporate collections.

The exhibition will run February 17 through March 26, 2005, with the Opening Reception Saturday, March 12,

5-8 PM. Public hours are Thursdays 12 PM - 5:30 PM, Fridays & Saturdays, 12 PM – 5 PM and by appointment. The Gallery is located at 535 Albany Street, Suite 3B, Boston, MA.  For more information please call Gallery AA/B at (617) 574- 0022 or visit

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