Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mary Page Evans @ Addison Ripley Gallery


September 10 -  October 15, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, September 16, 6-8pm

Ribbon Sky, 2010, oil on canvas, 45 x 55 inches
Photo courtesy Addison Ripley Gallery

Ms. Evans expresses, in this most recent body of work, further refinement and an edgy reduction that seems both a tribute to the early influence of her acknowledged mentor, colorist Gene Davis, and the confirmation of a mastery of her medium that has scoured extraneous information from her pictures and added a deeper sense of the artist's delight in subject and profession. Whether her paintings are of mountains or sea, air or trees, gardens or fields, Mary Page Evans has consistently evoked the living cycles of her subjects. This artist has touched the elemental in a world she fashions powerfully, convincingly and, ultimately, tenderly with oil and pastel, charcoal and gouache. The combination of subject, skill and edge gives the work of Mary Page Evans a memorable quality.

The artist will also be the subject of a major retrospective at the Delaware Art Museum opening March 2012 entitled, "Painted Poetry, The Art of Mary Page Evans".

Addison Ripley Gallery 
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

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