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Tracy Helgeson
Early May: Abstract Color Field Landscape Painting Green Fields & Periwinkle Sky

2019

US$2,900

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Minimal, abstracted landscape painting with green fields under a gradient periwinkle sky with two magenta trees "Early in May", painted by Tracy Helgeson in 2019 Ready to hang as is, no frame required, edges of the panel are painted soft black Artist signature located on the back This modern American landscape painting was made by Hudson Valley artist, Tracy Helgeson. Here the artist channels influences from the American Realist and Color Field movements, most notably, the work of Edward Hopper and Mark Rothko, respectively. The minimal abstracted landscape of a rural country field highlights beautiful color relationships with complementing hues of chartreuse and dark green, periwinkle, with pops of magenta. There are areas of faint, illegible writing to suggest a handwritten note. A thin red, crimson colored border is revealed along the edge of the painting. The artist applies gesso to the panel before painting, which leaves a slightly raised texture, and the surface is protected with a gloss varnish. The vertical painting measures 24 x 18 inches and has black painted sides so it's ready to hang as is. The artist's signature is located on the back along with sturdy wire the hanging. About the Artist: Tracy Helgeson is inspired by the architecture of the landscape. The softly rolling hills, winding country roads and shimmering poplar trees surrounding her home outside Cooperstown offer sanctuary and stimulation for this one-time graphic designer/illustrator. Many viewers will recognize the overtones of painters Hans Hoffman, Wolf Kahn and Mark Rothko in Helgeson's luminous paintings. Although Helgeson borrows from the visual languages of these established artists, she also adds a distinctly personal inflection to her work. She is closest in feel to Kahn - in the choice and use of her colors and tendency for strong diagonal compositions. Though pictorial interpretations of the landscape are also common for both artists, Helgeson isn't afraid to venture into abstraction. There is a dissonance of color and contrast in some of these paintings that couldn't work in the hands of a less capable artist. Helgeson's paintings are not Currier and Ives-like portrayals of the landscape. They are the images that linger in your mind's eye after an autumn sunset or a drive by a wheat field on a hot summer day; you recall everything as being a little more vivid, a little brighter and turned up a notch or two so you won't forget it. Tracy Helgeson was born in Minnesota, in 1964. She attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1983, majoring in Graphic Design. She also attended the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) where she studied illustration. Philadelphia was a great influence on Tracy and it was there that her work began to take on a unique style. She also learned the under painting skills and glazing techniques that distinguish her current work. In 2003, Tracy and her family moved to upstate New York. With the children in school, she has finally been able to devote more time and energy to her personal work. Tracy began painting landscapes, greatly inspired by the natural beauty surrounding the farmhouse that she lives and works in. Resume: Selected Solo Exhibitions 2017 The Fenimore Museum, Cooperstown NY 2017 Greylock Gallery, Williamstown MA 2017 Place. Gallery, Millerton NY 2016 535 Gallery, Rochester MN 2016 Filsinger Gallery, Palm Desert, CA 2015 Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY 2015 The Harrison Gallery 2014 The Harrison Gallery 2013 The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, NY 2012 The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, NY 2011 Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY 2011 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2011 The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, NY 2010 The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY 2010 The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA 2009 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2009 The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA 2008 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2008 The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA 2008 Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY 2007 Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Salt Meadow Gallery, East Sandwich, MA 2007 Enderlin Gallery, Roxbury, NY 2007 The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA 2006 “Color Visions” Salt Meadow Gallery, East Sandwich, MA 2005 The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY 2005 Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY 2002 Fuhriman’s Fine Arts, Logan, Utah Selected Group Exhibitions 2018 "Rural Resonance" The Art Garage, Cooperstown NY 2017 "Hudson Valley Landscapes" Group Exhibition, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY 2017 "Homeland" The Art Garage, Cooperstown NY 2016 "30th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition" Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 2016 "81st Annual National Juried Exhibition" Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown NY 2015 "Americana" Group Exhibition, transFORM Gallery, New York, NY 2014 “Modern Artists” Group Exhibition, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2013 “Portraits” Member Show, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY 2012 “Art in America” Group Exhibition, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA 2011 “For Truth Or Beauty” 3 person Exhibition, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX 2011 "Rural" Group Exhibition (with Wolf Kahn) Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY 2011 “Fur, Fins and Feathers” Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown NY 2010 “75th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition” Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY 2009 Affordable Art Fair (with Behr-Thyssen Ltd), New York, NY 2009 Member Show, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY 2009 “Baby Botanicals” Invitational Group Show, Cooperstown Art Association,Cooperstown, NY 2008 Affordable Art Fair (with Carrie Haddad Gallery), New York, NY 2008 Group Show, Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY 2007 "Significantly Small" Group Show, Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY 2007 "The Blogger Show" Group Show, Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA and New York City 2007 “Six of One” Group Show, Twinhouse Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2007 “Floral and Fauna” The Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY 2007 “Le Petit Lac” Group Show, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY 2007 Affordable Art Fair (with Multiple Impressions Gallery), New York, NY 2006 “Significantly Small” Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY 2006 “Old Barns/New Perceptions” Anderson-Soule Gallery, Concord, NH 2006 “White Mountains Revisited” Anderson-Soule Gallery, Concord, NH 2006 Three Person Exhibition, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2006 Three Person Exhibition, Enderlin Gallery, Roxbury, NY 2006 “Upstate Landscape” Group Show, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY 2006 6th Anniversary Exhibition, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2006 “The Flower Show” Group Exhibition, Enderlin Gallery, Roxbury, NY 2006 “Snowscapes” Group Exhibition, Enderlin Gallery, Roxbury, NY 2006 Spring Group Exhibition, The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY 2006 “Three Landscapists” The Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY 2005 ”Significantly Small” Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY 2005 “The Barn Show” Roxbury Arts Group, Roxbury, NY 2005 “Upstate Landscape” Group Show, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown 2005 Member Group Show, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY 2005 70th Annual Juried National Art Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY 2005 Three River Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2005 “Three Solo Shows” Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2005 International Small Works Exhibition, Red Dot Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, 2005 Spring Group Exhibition, The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY 2004 Regional Small Works Painting Exhibition, The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY 2004 Two Person Show, Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts, Oneonta, NY 2004 “Upstate Landscape” Group Exhibition, Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY 2004 “Essential Art” 13th Annual Regional Art Show, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY 2003 Group Show, National Women’s History Exhibition, Alliance for the Varied Arts, Logan UT 2001 Two Person Show at the Alliance for the Varied Arts in Logan, Utah

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    2019
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    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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    Hudson, NY
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    1stDibs: LU2278785282

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