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Artist debuts Abstract Expressionist paintings at gallery's new LES location

For its debut at its new Lower East Side location, The Rachel Uffner Gallery is currently presenting an exhibition of work by Joanne Greenbaum. For her first solo show in New York since 2009, Greenbaum presents eight large paintings in her signature abstract style, using different shapes and form to create expressive patterns. Her pieces are both colorful and enigmatic as she alternates between thin, transparent layers and thick, opaque textures within the foregrounds and backgrounds.

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"Untitled" (2013) by Joanne Greenbaum
"Untitled" (2014, oil and ink on canvas) by Joanne Greenbaum
The Rachel Uffner Gallery

One of her images features an intense cluster of hot pink squiggles in the background, with two mysterious multi-colored creatures as the subjects. Another painting consists of a baby blue background and illustrates a set of staircases with a cluster of red geometric shapes that perhaps represent an animal or group of animals. There is also a painting in the show that serves as a perfect example of stark contrast, where the subject is also an unusual object or creature depicting with rather bright blue and pink stripes shown against a black and navy blue background.

Greenbaum lives and works in New York City, and her work has been featured at numerous art shows, galleries, and museums throughout the U.S. and Europe. At The Rachel Uffner Gallery, 170 Suffolk St., through Apr. 20th. The gallery is open Wed.—Sun. from 10 a.m.—6 p.m. or by appointment.