New Paintings by Helene Strebel and Phyllis Rider

Sync Gallery

October 17 - November 9, 2019

  • Third Friday artists' reception: October 18th from 6-9pm
  • First Friday Art Walk: November 1st from 6-9pm
  • Art of the Brunch: Sunday October 27th, 11am-3pm
Phyllis Rider - “Heart of the Matter”; Solarplate Relief Etching on Arches 88 paper; framed 24” x 24"

Helene Strebel primarily paints in her studio, rarely using reference material other than her own thoughts and dreams. She combines techniques of drawing and painting on paper and canvas surfaces.

Despite classical training, she strives to capture her own voice and personal style in her work.

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which my exist with a degree of independence. Abstraction indicates a departure from reality. Helene’s work is open for interpretation, and that is one of the beautiful things about it. Conceptual art gives you the freedom to explore the artwork and assign your own meaning of a piece. Understanding conceptual art is easy; all it requires is an open mind and a big imagination.

Phyllis Rider’s new works explores a mono print process called Solarplate Relief Etching.

Phyllis has been a printmaker for over 20 years, and although most of her prints have been monotypes, she loves learning new ways of printmaking. These new pieces challenged her with a process she was not familiar with, but excited her about the possibilities. As with all new processes, it had it challenges, but she likes the figuring out of the do’s and don’ts of such projects. Working with Solarplate master Dan Welden last year inspired her to explore the working with the sun process.

The results for these new works reflect a variety of ways she could use her Solarplate relief etchings along with her monotype knowledge to achieve a finished product she was pleased with—abstract by design with line and color being the dominating factors.

Phyllis hopes to educate the viewer about her new mono prints on paper with Solarplate relief etchings overlays and the unique colorful results.

SYNC Gallery exhibits a variety of contemporary abstract and conceptual works by a collective of emerging and established artists. Each month select members display exciting work with a wide freedom of expression. Located in the Art District on Santa Fe in Denver – known for its vibrant arts scene – SYNC Gallery has become a destination for art lovers.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm