5.14.2010

Central Time

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Grace DeGennaro, Indigo Series: #42, watercolor and gouache on arches, 30 x 22 inches; at Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, Maine in April
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Concentric circles and spirals have been used in meditation forever, being a tangible device to focus the mind inward toward the spiritual core. The work of Grace DeGennaro and Nancy Azara is specifically grounded in spiritual practice. But not all of this work is so inclined; the work of Beatriz Milhazes--here, a print--is joyous and sensual, the very opposite of meditation.

This post is just for your viewing pleasure, a bit of visual nirvana.
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James Cambronne, gouache on paper, more at Alexandre Gallery, New York
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Beatriz Milhazes, print app. 24 x 60 inches, at James Cohan Gallery, New York, recent
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Joanne Mattera, Serpentine, enaustic on panels, 12 x 24 inches; from the book Spirit Maps
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Maureen McQuillan, Double-sided Drawing (Pinwheel), marker and glue on Japanese book-mending tissue, 11.25 x 11.5 inches; from her solo at McKenzie Fine Art, New York, through April
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Douglas Florian, QQ, gouache on paper with collage, 16 x 16 inches; solo at Bravin Lee Programs, New York, up through June 5
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Nancy Azara, Two Red Spirals with Silver, carved and painted wood with palladium leaf and encaustic, 12 x 20 x 1.25 inches; from her solo at Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, March
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Grace DeGennaro, Indigo Series: #30, watercolor and gouache on arches, 30 x 22 inches, at Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, Maine
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Related posts on this blog: Tantric Paintings and Mandalas
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2 comments:

Janine Brown said...

Thank you, Joanne. As always, you select exactly the work I'd most like to see! Unfortunately, I can't get to the shows since I'm on the west coast so I always look forward to your posts. Thanks also for stimulating the Marketing Mondays discussions.

Kathleen Fisher said...

Thanks for such an inspirational post, Joanne. I thoroughly enjoyed Googling each artist (ooh, that sounds very suspect!) and reading your related posts. As Janine said, it's great for those of us in other locations to experience online versions of the shows you take in.