Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Color and Shape" at City Gallery DC

"Color and Shape" showcases Nancy Donnelly’s elegant glass art and Jill Finsen’s whimsically primitive paintings executed in oil paint. 

Openmg Saturday: February 5, 2011 from 6-9pm 
Closing party: February 26 from 3- 5pm.

Fascination with texture as a component of color and shape is apparent in the work of both these artists. Allusive of the natural world, they are direct and accessible. Yet surface abstraction is paramount to the success of these art pieces—the texture of the glass complements layered textures in the paintings. These works complement each other and pull the exhibit in new and exciting visual directions. Both artists find negative space crucial to this effect, moments of rest that energize each work and in this sense make each more complete. Donnelly and Finsen’s works provide tension between familiarity and abstraction and at the same time question placement within imagined space. 

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