Steven Balogh: Turbulence
On exhibit from October 15 - November 21
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 6-8pm at the Grady Alexis Gallery
The Grady Alexis Gallery is pleased to present Turbulence, an exhibition of paintings and photographs by New York-based artist Steven Balogh. The October 15th reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view from October 15 - November 21, 2016.
Steven Balogh describes his works as "a visual representation of chaos." His work has often been a channel for discontent and raw emotion. Balogh uses the canvas as a vehicle for translating his concerns into a non-verbal context, transcending polarity as the language of art becomes a statement beyond words. His paintings trigger the instinctual, primal memory. In the same way, the photographs become a seamless shift from the world of absolute abstraction into material. Balogh's use of paint, stroke, and color on the canvas evokes textures found amongst the detritus and structure of our world.
Steven Balogh, born Balogh István Vilmos, is a well-known painter originally from Hungary. Balogh immigrated to the U.S. in 1986 after spending seven months in an Austrian refugee camp. He studied art as a child in Budapest. In the 1980's Balogh was part of the Hungarian VLS Studio, a group of underground artists, along with artistic director of Contemporary Arts International, Viktor Lois. Before the fall of communism in 1989, the government censored much of Balogh's work. His art is exhibited and collected internationally.