Rachel Ostrow | One More Time With Feeling

Promises, 2017
20 x 24 inches
oil on panel

A Girl Can Dream, 2018
24 x 20 inches
oil on panel  
House of Conversation, 2018
36 x 42 inches
oil on panel 
Hope, 2018
42 x 36 inches
oil on panel
The Legend of the Centuries, 2017
56 x 48 inches
oil on panel
She Keeps Her Secrets, 2017
23 x 19 inches
edition of 19
The World Keeps Turning, 2017
25 x 27 inches
edition of 30

Twist of Fate, 2017
30 x 23 1/2 inches 
edition of 7
Planthouse is pleased to present new paintings by Rachel Ostrow.

November 29, 2018 – January 12, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 29, 6–9 PM

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Rachel Ostrow’s paintings use movement and light to explore space and form. They skirt the line between abstraction and representation. They are ambiguous, yet feel recognizable, familiar or iconic. By hinting at the identifiable yet remaining elusive, they use abstraction to be suggestive and to engage the viewer’s imagination. Ostrow’s process is physical, improvisational and playful. Ostrow paints with a squeegee, and unearths images by pushing around layers of transparent paint.

Rachel Ostrow (b. 1977) is a Brooklyn-based painter and printmaker. She earned a B.A. in fine arts from Wesleyan University, a post-baccalaureate degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an M.F.A in painting from Hunter College. She has had solo exhibitions at 42 Social Club (Lyme, CT), Sunday Takeout (Brooklyn, NY), The Kenan Center (Lockport, NY), John Davis Gallery, (Hudson, NY), Saffron (Brooklyn, NY), Todojunto Gallery (Barcelona, Spain), and The Plant (Buffalo, NY). She has participated in group exhibitions in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Montreal, Dublin, Joshua Tree, CA and Great Barrington, MA.