Doppler Shift Exhibition



Doppler Shift

It’s been called “retinally intoxicating.”

Artist, writer, editor Thomas Micchelli comments on the “forthrightness of this work” and the “irresistible intensity of its designs and pigments…”

In 2012 the exhibition Doppler Stop, curated by Mel Prest, traveled to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Berlin, and Zagreb. It included works from artists from the US, the Netherlands, Germany and France. The exhibition catalog explained, “…work that optically straddles this un-locatable perceptual space where static objects move and shift or trigger simultaneous sense readings.”

An expanded exhibition, Doppler, showed at Parallel Art Space in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 2013.

Now, Doppler Shift, curated by Mary Birmingham, is a revisitation with variation of the previous exhibitions.

Come and experience the exhibition for yourself.

There are a variety of ways to do that:

Opening reception Sunday, September 28th, 1-4pm

Stop & Go 3D screening Wednesday, October 1st, 7pm
An Afternoon of New Music, November 9th, 2pm
Art Afternoon: Walk & Talk, January 11th 2-4pm

Gallery hours
M, T, W & F 10am-5pm
Th 10 am-8pm
Sa & Su 11am-4pm

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
68 Elm St, Summit, NJ 07901
A catalog has been produced for the exhibition, with essays by Thomas Micchelli and Mary Birmingham. Contact me for a hard copy.

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Seeing Through :: Time As Landscape

Some images from my current exhibition at Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden


Seeing Through::Time As Landscape, acrylic on Juan silk, 95 x 41 inches, 2014

Seeing Through::Time As Landscape, acrylic on Juan silk, 95 x 41 inches, 2014

detail, Seeing Through :: Time As Landscape

detail, Seeing Through :: Time As Landscape

The installation has received some nice attention from these bloggers:

Joanne Mattera Art Blog

Gallery Travels, Seen Around Town by Anne Russinof

Structure and Imagery, A Contemporary Art Blog by Paul Behnke



Seeing Through : Landscape As Time
Hansel & Gretel Pocket Utopia Gallery
511 W 22nd St
June 25 – August 1, 2014

Gallery Summer Hours:
Tue-Fri 11am – 6pm

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See solo show being installed


Debra Ramsay @ The Roger Smith Hotel

 Installing at the Roger Smith Hotel  (Click to see the video)

On Wednesday June 11th, at 8:30 pm, art critic and curator Jill Conner will join me in conversation at the Roger Smith Hotel (Lexington Ave @ 47th St) . The discussion is intended to be alongside the work in the show, not focusing solely on it.  We’ll discuss the practice of using self-created systems to give form to the work, certain moments of its unfolding; what it is like to see the process taking over and to grasp the duality between the system working and the aesthetic manifestation.

Jill Conner is New York Editor for Whitehot Magazine and is a Contributor to Afterimage, Art in America, ArtUS, Art Papers, Interview and Sculpture. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Many thanks to the wonderful videographer John Birdsong at the Roger Smith Hotel for capturing the installation process.


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Solo Exhibition at The Window at 125

The Roger Smith Hotel is pleased to present Debra Ramsay in The Window at 125

The four paintings showing in the window are a technological re-creation of the color change over one year in a forest 200 miles northwest of New York City. Each piece also depicts the changes in the length of daylight hours over the four seasons. Ramsay returned to the site intermittently through winter, spring, summer and fall, to collect and record the colors on a specific hiking trail. This information was then run through a computer program that generated a paint formula so she could create, in paint, the exact colors she had collected digitally. Each of the 72 colors within the work accurately represents a plant element found at the site. The colors are arranged in the order in which Ramsay found them.

This work will be viewable from the sidewalk 24/7 through June 13th.

There will be a reception on June 11th from 6-8pm, please join us!

The Days Grow Longer In the Summer.

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Made in Paint Exhibition Opens on April 12th

It will be wonderful to return to the Golden Foundation, my home for a month last year during my residency. We are gathering to celebrate the work of all the artists that participated in residencies in 2013 at the Foundation.

If you’re able to join us that will be great.

The Sam and Adele Golden Gallery

188 Bell Rd
New Berlin, NY

April 12th – August 29th


There’s a beautiful catalog available, for the asking…request one by emailing contact@

Yellow Trail, One Year, Time As Landscape

Yellow Trail, One Year, Time As Landscape

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The (Last) Brucennial

Presented by Vito Schnabel & the Bruce High Quality Foundation, the Brucennial is a celebration of, and catalyst for, an ever-widening community of artists. I’m pleased to have my painting, The colors of winter, included in the community.

The Last Brucennial.
Mar 7 – Apr 4
837 Washington St, NYC

Opening Mar 6, 6-10pm


The colors of winter.

The colors of winter., 33 x 40 inches, acrylic on Dura-lar, 2014



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“Hudson River School 2.0″

It was an honor to be mentioned by Blake Gopnik in The Daily Beast, on the event of the group exhibition “Session One” at Pocket Utopia Gallery, NYC.

Blake Gopnik's Daily Pic for the Daily Beast Oct 3, 2013

Blake Gopnik’s Daily Pic for the Daily Beast Oct 3, 2013

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Insider views

Artist and blogger Paul Behnke stopped by for a studio visit recently. We had a great conversation  about color and timing and the dance between rigor in my conceptual strategies and a conscious welcoming of aleatory occurances in my process. Then he took out his camera…and showed you things that I never would inside my studio…

Debra Ramsay studio       see more on his blog post: Structure and Imagery











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Yellow Trail gets focus

A heartfelt thank you to Sharon Butler at Two Coats of Paint for  featuring my painting Yellow Trail Spring with Gray on her blog:

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Exhibition & Studio Updates

End of summer greetings!

I have 3 things to share with you:

Solo exhibition in Mantova, Italy : curated by Lucio Pozzi

Pocket Utopia Gallery : Session One, an exhibition

Summer has just begun… in my studio


In Half with Pink, Graphite, Staedtler pencil on Kozo paper, 2012

In Half with Pink, Graphite, Staedtler pencil on Kozo paper, 2012


Solo exhibition in Mantova, Italy

“Your works are just right for this space. I like the feeling of unobtrusively hanging delicate sheets of paper on big walls under ancient ceilings.” Lucio Pozzi, curator

“this space” is Palazzo Costa, a landmarked 16th century palace in Mantova, Italy. I met curator/artist Lucio Pozzi when he visited my studio in Otranto, Italy while I was on residency at the BAU Institute in June, 2012.

About the exhibition, which will occur on September 21st from 5-7pm:

MAT / tam
Manto Arte Temporanea
Temporary Art Manto

Annarosa Buttarelli and Lucio Pozzi display art every so often, suddenly, for brief moments and in varied sites, even art spaces.

These are exhibitions or events, things done by people we come to know, whom we ask to do something: friends, family, acquaintances, ourselves and especially many others. They are things to see, but then it also happens that there is stuff to read or listen to or touch or taste or smell.

Our events take place when they occur. They are announced by word of mouth or by email. Normally they last a couple of hours or a bit less. Rather than being linked to a program, the sense of this endeavor generates its meaning while it happens.


Yellow Trail Spring with Gray

Yellow Trail Spring with Gray, 30 in x 48 in, acrylic on Rives BFK, 2013


Pocket Utopia: Session One
“Pocket Utopia is pleased to present “Session One,” a re-grouped, group exhibition concocted after a mind-blowing, 4-hour lab session, featuring nine artists… and is filled with ideas in a very concentrated space. Close up; painter Debra Ramsay embarks on an entirely new phase in her ongoing investigation into the language of color…” Austin Thomas, curator

September 8th – October 13th
Opening Reception: Sun., Sept 8, 6-8pm

Special Program Dates:
Sat., Sept. 28, 6:30–8:30pm, Debra Ramsay with Mark Golden, co-founder/CEO of Golden Artist Colors discuss color and paint.


Pocket Utopia
191 Henry Street, NYC
Wednesday-Sunday 11am-6pm



Yellow Trail Summer ColorsThe start of summer…

My ongoing project, Yellow Trail (Time As Landscape), of tracking time over a year by collecting the colors of the landscape in a specific location continues on to its second phase; Summer. I collected the “summer” colors in mid-April and am working with them now. Thus, it’s now summer in my studio. Stay tuned for further developments…








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