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Ellen Soffer 2. Happy Things, acrylic on white linen,
12.625” X 17.75” X 2.5”,

Space & TIME Featuring Artists Don Parr and Kenneth Schiano  

Mary Tomás Gallery brings you two new artists, Don Parr and Kenneth Schiano, to its’ gallery
program. Their unique use of spatial phenomena and architectonic principles is paramount
to both artists. SPACE & TIME explores the metaphorical aspects of both and juxtaposes the
rigidity of geometry, archeological discovery, intuitive sensibility and contemporary abstraction.  
Dallas-based artist Don Parr portrays the functional aesthetic of aero-structure design with
an elegant balance of strength, weight, and aerodynamic efficiency with bold, engaging
2D artworks and 3D sculptures that reveal the specialized construction methods and materials
used in early and modern aircraft. “Parr’s ability to transpose his contemporary minimalist
expressions of constructed art works while staying true to actual aircraft color schemes is bold
and intriguing,” observes gallerist Mary Tomás.  Maryland artist Kenneth Schiano will highlight
work from his series of shaped paintings in his first Dallas gallery exhibit. Schiano deftly explores
the use of irregular paintings on panel rooted in his architectural background. His geometric
abstract works are painted with a combination of hand-mixed dry pigment paint, watercolor,
and cold wax to create a subdued color palette of layered surfaces. The work reevaluates the
relationship between a painting’s imagery and the painting as a physical object. In a recent
review of Kenneth Schiano’s Academy Art Museum exhibit, Easton, MD, writer Mary McCoy
notes, ”There are some works of art that you can look at again and again and always see
something more. Schiano’s paintings are a case in point.”  Exhibition through October 7, 2017