Heat Wave,  Pastel 20 x 26" 2016  PRIVATE COLLECTION   About Threads   In Sheilah Rechtschaffer's exhibition"THREADS" the recurrent theme is fire and water. Elements so connected to issues of environment, political events, history, and awareness of current problems, became the basis for this body of new work.    Beauty and conscience combine in this exhibition at Buster Levi Gallery.  Rechtschaffer has been making pastel drawings for decades and in that process employs vigorous expressive lines and spaces in high keyed colors and multiple layering. She uses her own recycled and resurfaced papers which leaves a base of rich muted color with textures which are imbued with the echoes of previous mark making that creates another "thread" of history and technique expressed in the newer work.  A recent rediscovery of her large 1994 painting, Fire in the Lake,  (also on view) reminded her of the loose and brushy, high keyed colors, an Asian mountain range, a lake aflame, calligraphic mark making, tied to events and travels, that dramatically changed the direction of her work.  This exhibition follows the threads of Rechtschaffer's thought process, color, materials and mark making, that never disappear and have evolved series after series, subject matter after subject matter throughout her art career, unconsciously in the earlier work and consciously in this latest exhibition.  Contact  sheilahfresco  @  gmail . com
       
     
  Fire Wall,  Pastel 20 x 26" 2016   
       
     
  Air, Earth, Fire,  Pastel 20 x 28" 2016  PRIVATE COLLECTION
       
     
  Charcoal Moon,  Pastel 20 x 27" 2016
       
     
      Blues,  Pastel 15 x 21" 2016
       
     
  Night Fire,  Pastel 15 x 21" 2016
       
     
  The Messenger,  Pastel 20 x 26" 2016  PRIVATE COLLECTION
       
     
  Towards the Light,  Pastel 20 x 26" 2016   
       
     
  Twilight on the Sea,  Pastel 20" x 26" 2016  PRIVATE COLLECTION
       
     
  Red Door,  Pastel 20 x 25" 2016
       
     
  Yellow Door,  Pastel 15 x 18" 2016
       
     
  Blue Moon,  Pastel 10 x 10" 2016   
       
     
  Evening Light,  Pastel 9 x 9" 2016
       
     
          Fire in Dark Mountains,  Pastel 11 x 11" 2016
       
     
           Flame,  Pastel 9 x 9" 2016           PRIVATE COLLECTION
       
     
  Illumination,  Pastel 9 x 9" 2016
       
     
                  Radient,  Pastel 6 x 6" 2016                  PRIVATE COLLECTION
       
     
                White Heat,  Pastel 11 x 11" 2016
       
     
  Heat Wave,  Pastel 20 x 26" 2016  PRIVATE COLLECTION   About Threads   In Sheilah Rechtschaffer's exhibition"THREADS" the recurrent theme is fire and water. Elements so connected to issues of environment, political events, history, and awareness of current problems, became the basis for this body of new work.    Beauty and conscience combine in this exhibition at Buster Levi Gallery.  Rechtschaffer has been making pastel drawings for decades and in that process employs vigorous expressive lines and spaces in high keyed colors and multiple layering. She uses her own recycled and resurfaced papers which leaves a base of rich muted color with textures which are imbued with the echoes of previous mark making that creates another "thread" of history and technique expressed in the newer work.  A recent rediscovery of her large 1994 painting, Fire in the Lake,  (also on view) reminded her of the loose and brushy, high keyed colors, an Asian mountain range, a lake aflame, calligraphic mark making, tied to events and travels, that dramatically changed the direction of her work.  This exhibition follows the threads of Rechtschaffer's thought process, color, materials and mark making, that never disappear and have evolved series after series, subject matter after subject matter throughout her art career, unconsciously in the earlier work and consciously in this latest exhibition.  Contact  sheilahfresco  @  gmail . com
       
     

Heat Wave, Pastel 20 x 26" 2016

PRIVATE COLLECTION

About Threads

In Sheilah Rechtschaffer's exhibition"THREADS" the recurrent theme is fire and water. Elements so connected to issues of environment, political events, history, and awareness of current problems, became the basis for this body of new work.  

Beauty and conscience combine in this exhibition at Buster Levi Gallery.  Rechtschaffer has been making pastel drawings for decades and in that process employs vigorous expressive lines and spaces in high keyed colors and multiple layering. She uses her own recycled and resurfaced papers which leaves a base of rich muted color with textures which are imbued with the echoes of previous mark making that creates another "thread" of history and technique expressed in the newer work.

A recent rediscovery of her large 1994 painting, Fire in the Lake,  (also on view) reminded her of the loose and brushy, high keyed colors, an Asian mountain range, a lake aflame, calligraphic mark making, tied to events and travels, that dramatically changed the direction of her work.  This exhibition follows the threads of Rechtschaffer's thought process, color, materials and mark making, that never disappear and have evolved series after series, subject matter after subject matter throughout her art career, unconsciously in the earlier work and consciously in this latest exhibition.

Contact

sheilahfresco  @  gmail . com

  Fire Wall,  Pastel 20 x 26" 2016   
       
     

Fire Wall, Pastel 20 x 26" 2016

 

  Air, Earth, Fire,  Pastel 20 x 28" 2016  PRIVATE COLLECTION
       
     

Air, Earth, Fire, Pastel 20 x 28" 2016

PRIVATE COLLECTION

  Charcoal Moon,  Pastel 20 x 27" 2016
       
     

Charcoal Moon, Pastel 20 x 27" 2016

      Blues,  Pastel 15 x 21" 2016
       
     

    Blues, Pastel 15 x 21" 2016

  Night Fire,  Pastel 15 x 21" 2016
       
     

Night Fire, Pastel 15 x 21" 2016

  The Messenger,  Pastel 20 x 26" 2016  PRIVATE COLLECTION
       
     

The Messenger, Pastel 20 x 26" 2016

PRIVATE COLLECTION

  Towards the Light,  Pastel 20 x 26" 2016   
       
     

Towards the Light, Pastel 20 x 26" 2016

 

  Twilight on the Sea,  Pastel 20" x 26" 2016  PRIVATE COLLECTION
       
     

Twilight on the Sea, Pastel 20" x 26" 2016

PRIVATE COLLECTION

  Red Door,  Pastel 20 x 25" 2016
       
     

Red Door, Pastel 20 x 25" 2016

  Yellow Door,  Pastel 15 x 18" 2016
       
     

Yellow Door, Pastel 15 x 18" 2016

  Blue Moon,  Pastel 10 x 10" 2016   
       
     

Blue Moon, Pastel 10 x 10" 2016

 

  Evening Light,  Pastel 9 x 9" 2016
       
     

Evening Light, Pastel 9 x 9" 2016

          Fire in Dark Mountains,  Pastel 11 x 11" 2016
       
     

        Fire in Dark Mountains, Pastel 11 x 11" 2016

           Flame,  Pastel 9 x 9" 2016           PRIVATE COLLECTION
       
     

         Flame, Pastel 9 x 9" 2016

         PRIVATE COLLECTION

  Illumination,  Pastel 9 x 9" 2016
       
     

Illumination, Pastel 9 x 9" 2016

                  Radient,  Pastel 6 x 6" 2016                  PRIVATE COLLECTION
       
     

                Radient, Pastel 6 x 6" 2016

                PRIVATE COLLECTION

                White Heat,  Pastel 11 x 11" 2016
       
     

              White Heat, Pastel 11 x 11" 2016