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Ginnie Gardiner: Scale and Intensity, by Carter Ratcliff

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  There is something reassuring about a child’s stick figure. With a circle and a few lines, long and short, it reminds us that we are hard-wired to recognize the human presence. The trouble with a stick figure is that it has no convincing way of inhabiting its world. It takes an artist of Ginnie Gardiner’s brilliance not only to flesh out the figure but also to make it fully present in a particular place. I am tempted to say […]

The Self As Collaborator in Vision and Image, by J.W. Phillips

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Persian Muse ©2015 Oil on Linen 40″ x 30″   In Ginnie Gardiner’s art the self is in relation to the envelopment of the image or painting itself. The image and its abstract implications to which the self is interacting and subordinate is consistent and complete, intentional and selected. It is as deliberate at the alternative takes of a jazz variation. The tradition of the self-portrait is, on a practical level, an outgrowth of the simple and practical truth that […]

Josef Albers

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Painting on Paper: Josef Albers in America, Edited by Heinz Liesbrock and Michael Semff, With texts by Isabelle Dervaux, Heinz Liesbrock, and Michael Semff, Published by HATJE CANTZ ©2011, Pages 32-33: Movement in Stillness: Josef Alber’s Ecstasy of Color: ‘With the ‘Adobe’ works, Albers created an experimental arrangement that allowed him to investigate the effect of pure, unmixed colors, when several of them come into contact with one another. In the process, he came to the realization that determined his […]