Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Residency at Rocky Neck Inspires Anne Krinsky's Soprafina Gallery Show

acrylic & mixed media on panel
36" x 24" (2011)

For her second show at Soprafina Gallery, Anne Krinsky is exhibiting architecturally-inspired abstractions, informed by her residency last September at the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and by a recent trip to Tunisia.
The large carriage door of the Rocky Neck residency studio is sheathed in an embossed, gridded pattern that resembles a boat’s hull or, when inverted, doors, gothic windows and archways. Krinsky says, “I have used grids in my work for many years and shortly after I arrived on Rocky Neck to begin my residency, this one announced itself as ‘my next grid.’’’
Using this grid as a scaffold, the artist has created luminous acrylic and mixed media works on panel and on layered mylar. She has incorporated acrylic transfers --  from photographs of wavelike patterns of light she made while in residence -- into her richly surfaced images.

About a Boat
acrylic & mixed media on panel
36" x 18" (2011)

Krinsky’s observations from a trip to Tunisia also animate this body of work. Forms originating in Tunisian vernacular architecture – complex tiled interiors and white exterior walls punctuated by brilliant blue windows and doors – here integrate seamlessly into Krinsky’s gridded framework.
Miriam Seidel, Independent Curator and Philadelphia Correspondent for Art in America, recently wrote, “Anne Krinsky has developed a way of working informed by grid composition, with subtle geometries inflected by recognizable imagery. Her images… with their delicately drawn lines hover like daydreams in their fields of color.

acrylic & mixed media on panel
36" x 18" (2011)

The artist’s recent retrospective, Anne Krinsky: Time / Line, 2000-2010, at the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College in Boston, explored continuity and change in a decade of her panel paintings and works on paper. The British Museum, the Boston Public Library, Graham Gund and the U.K. charity, Paintings in Hospitals, have purchased Krinsky’s works as have numerous corporations. She has been awarded previous residencies at Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain; Brisons Veor, St. Just, England; and the Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY.

Soprafina Gallery presents

New Works on Panel and Mylar
April 1st - 30th, 2011

Artist's Reception: Friday April 1st, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Soprafina Gallery, 55 Thayer Street, Boston, MA 617.728.0770
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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