Regina Bogat: Stars, Art 101, Brooklyn, NY

Regina Bogat, Decagon 7

May 31 – July 1, 2012

It is a privilege to welcome this fine artist back to her native borough. Regina Bogat was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is the widow of the painter Alfred Jensen and has two children, Anna and Peter. She lives and paints in New Jersey. She has crossed two rivers in order to have this show.

Bogat’s initial fascination with the octagon led to the evolution of these paintings. Ogdoadic (8 points), Decagon (10 points), and Heptadic (7 points) stars will be shown. While it is tempting to explore the meaning of the stars — the why and wherefore of the artists’s choice of subject matter — that desire falls away as one is drawn into the stars themselves and the mysterious swirling layers of paint and light. The stars emerge from the background and then they become the background. The paintings are their own mystique.

Regina Bogat has a long and distinguished history of exhibitions in the U.S. especially New York and New Jersey. Her work has also been included in group shows in Germany and Switzerland and in many prominent collections. Most recently, she has shown with Fausto Sevila at the Simon Liu gallery in 2006.

Upon seeing one of Bogat’s paintings, the critic John Caldwell wrote, “The painting is very large, but every inch of it is activated, both in terms of form and color… Quite frankly I have never seen anything like it. Miss Bogat is revealed here as a direct uncompromising sensibility…”