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Painters Are Turning Their Palettes Into Exquisite Works of Art

A painter’s palette is the slab on which the artist’s materials sit. It’s a necessary tool in the creative process that often goes overlooked, overshadowed by the paint, the brush, and even the canvas. Artist Dina Brodsky has joined forces with curator Trek Lexington to turn the focus back on the palette in a group exhibit titled Point of Origin.

As co-curators of the show, Brodsky and Lexington have called upon over 50 artists from around the world to not only use their palette as a tool, but treat it as the work of art itself. “One way to get a glimpse into the artist’s mind, as well as into their practice is the painter’s palette,” the exhibit states. “It is both practical and intimate, acquiring layers of paint as well as memories, reflecting intent and execution, storing the ghosts of paintings that have long since left the studio.  The palette is the point of origin from which ideas become realized and paint is transformed into a reflection of the human experience. Whatever shape or form the surface or substrate takes, it all begins when brush meets palette.”

Scroll down to see just a taste of the wonderful palette paintings submitted to this comprehensive exhibition. To see it all for yourself in person, Point of Origin will be opening tomorrow night (Thursday, October 13) and will remain on display at The Lodge Gallery in New York through November 13, 2016.

Above palette painting by Kieran Ingram

Palette painting by Amber Lia-Kloppel

Palette painting by Christian Fagerlund

Palette painting by Beth Sistrunk

Palette painting by Joshua Henderson

Palette painting by Benjamin Craig

Palette painting by Cory Morgenstein

Palette painting by Alonsa Guevara

Palette painting by Dina Brodsky

Palette painting by Dina Brodsky

Palette painting by John Wellington

Palette painting by Kim Power

Palette painting by Tun Myaing

Palette painting by Tun Myaing

Palette painting by Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund

Palette painting by Liz Adams Jones

Palette painting by James Adelman

Palette painting by Denis Sarazhin

Palette painting by Denis Sarazhin

The Lodge Gallery: Website | Facebook | Instagram
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Dina Brodsky: Website | Instagram | Etsy
Trek Lexington: Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Dina Brodsky and Trek Lexington / The Lodge Gallery.


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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