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Lawrence D. Johnson. Vibrancy and Saturation

Lawrence D. Johnson. Vibrancy and Saturation

| January 26, 2015

Soft, subtle, and open-ended, Lawrence D. Johnson’s oil abstracts call out for contemplation. Johnson covers entire canvases with dabs of paint in gently shifting colours. The marks resolve themselves into one or two large geometric shapes, cut off by extreme close-up framing and meant, in a dreamlike way, to resemble shadows on a wall. The […]

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Bringing Inner Landscapes to Life

| January 26, 2015

Calling her paintings “inner landscapes,” Elke Wree creates images that use abstract forms to conjure up a world filled with life and energy. In her images, nature often serves as an inspiration, but the artist takes that inspiration and makes something entirely personal from it. Working in oils on canvas as well as ink and […]

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Tracey Kucheravy: Landscapes in Motion

Tracey Kucheravy: Landscapes in Motion

| January 3, 2015

Tracey Kucheravy’s acrylic landscapes are scenes in motion, inviting viewers to experience moments in time. Landscapes depicting summer storms, fields of wheat, or waves breaking on the shore are all rife with explorative possibility. Kucheravy invites viewers to join her on a “road less traveled” and her own personal journey of self-discovery. Born in Kamsack, […]

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Olivia Kapoor: Creating Stillness in the Midst of Movement

Olivia Kapoor: Creating Stillness in the Midst of Movement

| January 3, 2015

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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Milena Tsochkova Creates Beautifully Rendered, Naturalistic Figures That Convey Modern Themes

Milena Tsochkova Creates Beautifully Rendered, Naturalistic Figures That Convey Modern Themes

| December 30, 2014

The paintings and drawings of Milena Tsochkova combine the tradition of the European masters with a contemporary perspective. Her work is incredibly natural, nearly photorealistic, with a hyper sensitive attention to detail. Yet, standing out even more than her technical mastery is Tsochkova’s unusual framing and her occasional hints at Surrealism. Tsochkova favors the human […]

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Maria O’Sullivan’s Dense Urban Abstractions

Maria O’Sullivan’s Dense Urban Abstractions

| December 30, 2014

Maria O’Sullivan’s works are restless imaginings of the world. Each mixed media composition – sometimes collage, acrylic paint, digital, charcoal, or ink – shows structures and scenes shifted into something new. O’Sullivan layers textures in her muted pieces to create moody scenes of urban development and the increasingly abstract world we inhabit. Each stroke builds […]

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Scottsdale artist Mark Salevitz in Portals of Perception

| December 30, 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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