NEW PAINTINGS: David Kidd & Stephen Pentak

Feb 14 - March 18, 2020

NEW PAINTINGS: David Kidd & Stephen Pentak

David Kidd and Stephen Pentak, two artists whose work has become well known

and collected in Atlanta, feature in the first new exhibition of 2020 at

Thomas Deans Fine Art in Buckhead. Both artists use nature to create poetic

images that are painterly and sophisticated.

 

North Georgia artist David Kidd has been inspired by the shadows of leaves cast

against walls or on the ground. In his multi-layered acrylic paintings Kidd

captures the emotional stillness of dawn and dusk with unusual delicacy and

refinement.

 

New York artist Stephen Pentak, former professor of painting at Ohio State

University, has evolved a unique modernist style combining the inspiration of

nature with a consciousness of abstract form. His paintings have almost a Zenlike

calm and stillness and an overall elegance of form.

Pentak seeks to balance representation (the “what”) and invention (the “how”).

His paintings reflect a rigor that has been described as “a poetic sensibility

coupled with an authoritative restraint.” In some of his latest paintings, Pentak

uses the colors of nature to create pure abstractions on small adjacent panels

that juxtapose one solid color against another to stunning effect.

 

For David Kidd, the physical act of applying paint has a strong influence on the

direction that a painting will ultimately take. Despite a general concept of what he

hopes to convey, his goal is “not to allow that preconceived idea to limit or

restrain the creative process.” The repetitive and random application and removal

of paint creates elements and patterns that serve as a visual road map. This

layering, editing and re-editing functions almost as a meditative dialogue between the hand of the artist and the canvas.

The exhibition opens with a reception on 14 February 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

 

 

The Language of Trees by David Kidd

David Kidd

The Language of Trees, 2020

acrylic on panel

48 x 72 in (121.92 x 182.88 cm)

$8,500

2019.XII.I by STEPHEN PENTAK

STEPHEN PENTAK

2019.XII.I, 2019

Oil on panel

14 x 42 x 2 in (35.56 x 106.68 x 5.08 cm)

$3,900

End of Autumn by David Kidd

David Kidd

End of Autumn, 2019

acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

$7,000

Autumn Glimmer by David Kidd

David Kidd

Autumn Glimmer, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

$7,000

Changing Season by David Kidd

David Kidd

Changing Season, 2020

acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

$7,000

November Passage by David Kidd

David Kidd

November Passage, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

$7,000

Change of Seasons by David Kidd

David Kidd

Change of Seasons, 2018

acrylic on canvas

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

$7,000

Light before Dawn by David Kidd

David Kidd

Light before Dawn, 2020

acrylic on canvas

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

$4,900

2019.XII.IV by STEPHEN PENTAK

STEPHEN PENTAK

2019.XII.IV, 2019

Oil on panel

40 x 30 x 2 in (101.60 x 76.20 x 5.08 cm)

$6,600

The Promise of Spring by David Kidd

David Kidd

The Promise of Spring, 2020

acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$6,000

The Golden Hour by David Kidd

David Kidd

The Golden Hour, 2020

acrylic on canvas

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

$7,000

Clearing after Rain by David Kidd

David Kidd

Clearing after Rain, 2020

acrylic on canvas

36 x 76 in (91.44 x 193.04 cm)

$7,500

2019.XI.IV by STEPHEN PENTAK

STEPHEN PENTAK

2019.XI.IV, 2019

Oil on panel

36 x 60 x 2 in (91.44 x 152.40 x 5.08 cm)

$7,800

2018.2.1 by STEPHEN PENTAK

STEPHEN PENTAK

2018.2.1, 2018

OIl on paper

16.75 x 29.50 in (42.54 x 74.93 cm)

$2,500

Japanese Garden II by David Kidd

David Kidd

Japanese Garden II, 2020

acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

$7,000

Shifting Shadows, 2 by David Kidd

David Kidd

Shifting Shadows, 2, 2020

acrylic on canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

Silver Morning, II by David Kidd

David Kidd

Silver Morning, II, 2020

acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$6,000

Early Autumn Reds by David Kidd

David Kidd

Early Autumn Reds, 2020

acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$6,000

2019.XI.III by STEPHEN PENTAK

STEPHEN PENTAK

2019.XI.III, 2019

Oil on panel

40 x 30 x 2 in (101.60 x 76.20 x 5.08 cm)

$6,600

Afternoon Shadows by David Kidd

David Kidd

Afternoon Shadows, 2020

acrylic on canvas

40 x 60 in (101.60 x 152.40 cm)

$6,500

2019.IX.I. by STEPHEN PENTAK

STEPHEN PENTAK

2019.IX.I., 2019

Oil on panel

20 x 28 x 2 in (50.80 x 71.12 x 5.08 cm)

$3,600

2019.XII.VI by STEPHEN PENTAK

STEPHEN PENTAK

2019.XII.VI, 2019

Oil on panel

20 x 28 x 2 in (50.80 x 71.12 x 5.08 cm)

$3,600

Silver Morning, I by David Kidd

David Kidd

Silver Morning, I, 2020

acrylic on canvas

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

$7,000

Slow Dusk by David Kidd

David Kidd

Slow Dusk, 2020

acrylic on canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

Spring Sun by David Kidd

David Kidd

Spring Sun, 2019

acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$6,000

2019.XII.III by STEPHEN PENTAK

STEPHEN PENTAK

2019.XII.III, 2019

Oil on panel

20 x 60 x 2 in (50.80 x 152.40 x 5.08 cm)

$6,700

Trasimeno by STEPHEN PENTAK

STEPHEN PENTAK

Trasimeno

Oil on panel

28 x 64 in (71.12 x 162.56 cm)

$7,600

Pink Flurry by David Kidd

David Kidd

Pink Flurry, 2018

acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$6,000

Summer Canopy by David Kidd

David Kidd

Summer Canopy, 2020

acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

$7,000

Dawn across the Lake by David Kidd

David Kidd

Dawn across the Lake, 2020

acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

$7,000

Shifting Shadows, 1 by David Kidd

David Kidd

Shifting Shadows, 1, 2020

acrylic on canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

$4,000

Misty Morning by David Kidd

David Kidd

Misty Morning, 2020

acrylic on canvas

30 x 48 in (76.20 x 121.92 cm)

$4,500