Instructor Tracy Burtz opens at Anderson Chase Gallery
This show will take place October 15th - November 12th at the newly renovated location for the Anderson Chase Gallery located inside of the Katonah Art Center.
Tracy Burtz’s 15-year retrospective show, opening on October 15 is entitled “Eye Candy” for several reasons. Burtz is known primarily for her oil paintings, many nearly life-size, of women of exotic, arresting beauty. They do not confront; they entice. The viewer is drawn in, wondering: what they are thinking, what they are feeling? The explanation goes beyond figuration, to the masterful handling of composition, color, light, volume and space.
The drawings of beach scenes, which are more abstract, pop with bright pastels; the still lifes are more subtle; charcoal drawings of women have no color at all. Yet all make the eye hungry for more.
Ms Burtz lives and works in Pleasantville, NY. She received her BFA from Boston University School for the Arts and her MFA from CUNY Queens College. She has exhibited in New York City, Taos, Nantucket, Southhampton, and Paris, France, among other places, and has ten one-woman shows under her beaded belt. Her work has been featured on the NBC show SMASH and is included in the permanent collection of New York University.
Burtz has taught painting and drawing at all levels from children to graduate students; she has been teaching at the Katonah Art Center since 2011.