Archive for November, 2014

Wei Xiong. Modern Zen

Wei Xiong. Modern Zen

| November 17, 2014

Wei Xiong’s lyrical, mysterious oil paintings bring grace back to contemporary art. The artist builds her abstract work out of short, wandering strokes of paint and lush clouds of hazy texture. The brushstrokes are jagged yet delicate, like frayed threads that ebb and flow across the canvas. In monochrome paintings, they pile upon one another […]

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Michelle Cadreau-Jukebox

Michelle Cadreau-Jukebox

| November 17, 2014

There is a geometric orderliness and a powerful symbolism conveyed by Norwegian artist Mirjam Clement’s Abstract Expressionist paintings. Working with saturated colors mixed with pastels to create extreme combinations with which to render complex detail, Clement fills her canvases with opaque layers of paint that meet to form sharp lines and shapes. Often her pieces […]

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Michelle Cadreau. Powerful Graphics

Michelle Cadreau. Powerful Graphics

| November 17, 2014

Michelle Cadreau’s lively acrylic paintings combine graphic precision with a pleasant mischievousness. Cadreau creates images of objects and patterns with impeccable cleanness, almost as if every crisp line and pure swath of color were created by a machine. The palette is candy-colored but solid, so that every shape has presence. Each painting is pared down […]

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Sally Weintraub. Color in Full Bloom

Sally Weintraub. Color in Full Bloom

| November 17, 2014

Working in soft pastel colors or blossoming primary hues, artist and printmaker Sally Weintraub renders delicate, colorful vignettes of tropical, rural and urban community living. Idyllic nature scenes featuring water, birds, plants, flowers, animals, and insects are Weintraub’s territory, with “silence and sound, and their music, movement and stillness,” accenting her rich arcs of color […]

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Olivia Kapoor. Creating Stillness in the Midst of Movement

Olivia Kapoor. Creating Stillness in the Midst of Movement

| November 16, 2014

For Olivia Kapoor, creating art is a multi-faceted activity that crosses several seemingly paradoxical boundaries. When describing her work, the artist says that it is at once “very busy yet still and contemplative,” and her canvases live up to that description. “I love making paintings that create an atmosphere in which the viewer’s eyes are […]

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Mark Salevitz. Using Paint to Capture Memories

Mark Salevitz. Using Paint to Capture Memories

| November 16, 2014

Mark Salevitz says that his first inspiration to paint was “the desire to capture the memories” of places that he and his family have visited. His images, done in acrylics on canvas and paper, bring a variety of landscapes and subjects to life, illuminating those memories and turning them into vividly realized scenes. Bridging the […]

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Kasper Dyrvig Randorff expresses the silent dialog between adult and child

Kasper Dyrvig Randorff expresses the silent dialog between adult and child

| November 16, 2014

Inspired by the forms and figures of children’s drawings, Kasper Dyrvig Randorff’s works aesthetically interpret a child’s world, preserving their inherent truth, naiveté and honesty. “I see the work as a silent dialogue between the adult’s interpreting eye and the children’s fabulous fantasy world,” notes the artist. His computer graphic paintings enhance and enliven each […]

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