Gallery shows

The meditative process of making: Abstraction in Connecticut

Cat Balco, Hamden

Contributed by Sharon Butler / Co-curators Daphne Anderson Deeds and Jacquelyn Gleisner have organized �State of Abstraction,� a sophisticated  group exhibition comprising elegant work by more than twenty Connecticut artists who explore a wide range of abstract strategies. Thoughtfully installed at the Washington Art Association, the work speaks of emotion, material experimentation, history, and the meditative process of making.

Elizabeth Gourlay, Chester
Olu OguibeVernon Rockville
Melanie Carr, Essex
Blinn Jacobs, Branford
Tim Prentice, Cornwall
Deborah Dancy, Storrs
Roxanne Faber Savage, Weston
Suzan Shutan, Hamden
Kevin Daly, Cheshire
Bob Knox, Milton
Zachary Keeting, New Haven

State of Abstraction,� curated by Daphne Anderson Deeds and Jacquelyn Gleisner. Artists include Cat Balco, Melanie Carr, Julia Coash, Kevin Daly, Deborah Dancy, Howard El-Yasin, Roxanne Faber Savage, Joseph Fucigna, Elizabeth Gourlay, Hong Hong, Blinn Jacobs, Zachary Keeting, Bob Knox, Connie Pfeiffer, Janet Lage, David Livingston, Ken Lovell, Olu Oguibe, Ryan Paxton, Tim Prentice, Suzan Shutan, Matthew Weber, and John Willis. Washington Art Association & Gallery and The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens, Washington Depot, CT. Through June 16, 2018


  1. Zbigniew Grzyb; what a missed opportunity. He has spent 40 years painting in Connecticut’s obscurity with an eye tuned to beauty and with the hand to make it.

  2. Thanks so much, Sharon for helping us tell the world there is great art in Connecticut!

  3. Is there a catalogue for this show that can be mailed or emailed? Thank you. Theodosia AG Tamborlane 1218 Saint Andrews Drive, Dunedin, FL 34698 or

  4. I have forwarded your request to the curators.

  5. Thank you Sharon for the review. There are many of us working in CT that have spent our careers seriously investigating process, materials and abstraction. We sometimes get overlooked being situated between New York and Boston. Much appreciated that you have brought us to the attention of your readers.

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