Friday, June 04, 2010

Ellen Delaney's Abstracted Color Fields at The Art League

Ellen Delaney’s Color Fields
June 10 – July 5, 2010
In The Art League Gallery:
From Ellen Delaney's Color Fields Exhibition

 Opening Reception and Meet the Artist: 
Thursday, June 10, 6:30-8:00 pm

Ellen Delaney’s landscape paintings are abstracted yet representational. Her paintings are full of contrast – rough texture vs. sharp lines, abstract vs. representational elements, complementary colors, and manmade vs. natural objects. Her solo exhibit Color Fields will be featured at The Art League Gallery, June 10 – July 5, 2010.

Delaney likes to work with a palette knife to build up volume and texture, create abrupt lines and sharp edges. She likes the contrast between texture and line, which is evident throughout her work. She works in acrylic either on paper or on plywood, and enjoys experimenting with color and different color combinations, often producing landscapes with bright and energetic palettes. The square format of her works adds to the abstraction and is a unifying element throughout the exhibit.

“I’m not trying to recreate or to replicate a scene. I often abstract a photo or am inspired by parts of various landscapes.” She pieces together elements from different landscapes to create her own vision.

The Art League
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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