“Loops and Strips,” New Paintings by Nataliya Bregel will be displayed in Hollister Gallery November 3 - December 30.

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“Loops and Strips,” New Paintings by Nataliya Bregel

What: “Loops and Strips,” Paintings on exhibit
Who: Nataliya Bregel, a Boston-based artist, 2011 St. Botolph Foundation Grant recipient
WhenExhibit Dates: November 3 – December 30, 2011
     Hours:  Monday – Thursday 8:00 am-7:00 pm 
     Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3, 5:00-7:00 pm
     Artist Talk: Wednesday November 9, 1-1:30 p.m.
Where: Babson College, Hollister Gallery, Wellesley, Mass.
Info:  Contact Artist-in-Residence Danielle Krcmar, 781-239-5888
Babson College presents “Loops and Strips,” New Paintings by Nataliya Bregel, based on video footage from her travels. She shoots footage in both public and domestic environments, observing unfolding interactions between friends and family or groups of strangers. Bregel selects a group of still shots from the video, which she then paints onto thin horizontal panels and more recently, the interiors of hoops, shown here for the first time. The interior surfaces of the large wooden hoops allow the viewer to become immersed in these painting spaces.  In their scale, palette, and touch, these serial paintings create an intimate viewing environment with interesting parallels and contrasts to our increasingly screen derived experiences whether they arrive through laptop, tablet, or smart-phone. The paintings’ filmic qualities move the viewer through their narratives, while the artist’s painterly strokes move between deep explorations and light drawing. While life at the screen compels multitasking, these near miniatures ask the viewer to slow down and contemplate the selected moments unfolding in the paintings.

By Nancy Sullivan,, 781-239-4623 | 10/19/2011 04:30