September 29 to Saturday October 30, 2010
Panas’s genre definitely proceeds from the “action painting” of the abstract expressionists of the 40’s and 50’s. The complexity, clarity and courage of this work has always excited her. “Action Painting has always been my forte. This series is heavily influenced by the Gutai Group of Japanese artists. I was always heading in the direction of unrestrained movement and color but seeing their work set me free” explains Panas. The visual language, applied spontaneously, usually requires long periods of thought, observation and reworking to create a satisfactory image. Therein lies the pleasure of painting: physical application and mental arrangement of material on a canvas, both body and mind totally involved.
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