September 13 - October 13, 2018
Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present, in her first St. Louis exhibition, a noted painter, of whom Time Out New York says:
"Belag is a veteran abstractionist who has been working in New York for 35 years. She's an unabashed colorist whose paintings can be described with one word: Bold. Bold colors, bold compositions and bold gestural marks are the defining features of her approach to paint, which she applies to her canvases with rags and knives as well as brushes. She's waging a one-artist war against a 'chromo-phobic' culture, as she calls it, in which good taste masks a fear of color's emotional impact on viewers. Judging from her work, it's a battle she aims to win."
Ms. Belag’s paintings are a perfect match for the focus and philosophy that has become the cornerstone of the Philip Slein Gallery. Her long term interest in pure painting, based in color, form, and composition, wonderfully distills what we think are the most significant themes in abstract painting today. Andrea Belag is a true painter’s painter, exhibiting in Saint Louis’ only gallery dedicated solely to the excellence in contemporary and modern painting.