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Monday, September 14, 2009

ISABEL MANALO / ONCE, UPON

Envy You, 2009, oil on Gesso board, 40 x 40 inches

September 12 - October 17, 2009
Reception: SEPTEMBER 19, 5-7PM

In her premiere exhibit at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Isabel Manalo presents a collection of paintings and drawings that give new definition to the concept of Magic Realism. Her exhibition, "Once, Upon", seems to allow innocence and experience to exist on the same white surfaces. The places are primeval forests. The persons are, initially, her two, young daughters. A flash of time-stopping white light sears each of these works, freezing them in dreamy color at once fantastic and foreboding. Like the manipulated photographs that are the artist's starting point, the paintings and drawings have a quality of captured time.

Addison Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
202.338.5180
www.addisonripleyfineart.com

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