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The Color Prophecies

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The Color Prophecies Paintings and Collages that integrate abstraction with representation. Mexico shook Josef Albers loose from the greys and blues of the North and inspired Albers to use magenta, turquoise, violet, and ocher, among other colors, in varying combinations. These are the colors of nature and everyday culture in Mexico.  Pure, “out of the can” colors like those used as house paint or in advertisements, take their natural place with the red earth and turquoise skies.  Our society and […]

Sunlit Stillness: Ginnie Gardiner’s Transformative Vision, by Carter Ratcliff

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  Every fully realized oeuvre has a prevailing climate.  In Ginnie Gardiner’s paintings, the day is nearly always sunny—but never sweltering.  Flickering through her images with a serene and lively warmth, sunlight gives its luminosity even to shadows.  It’s tempting to say that Gardiner is an artist of summer at its most idyllic, yet this would ignore a crucial subtlety.  Certain of her paintings might well show us a moment early in spring, when the light takes its intensity from […]

Ginnie Gardiner: At Ease with Creation, by Wendy Smith

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“You breathe more here,” says Ginnie Gardiner, standing in the courtyard of her Federal-era home in Catskill, New York. And you can see that fresh air in Gardiner’s recent paintings, sun-streaked portraits and landscapes that attest to the dramatic impact of her move upstate after a quarter-century in a Manhattan loft. Yet these bold, assured images have unmistakable affinities with the cool modernism of Gardiner’s still lifes from the 1980s and the vibrant interplay between figuration and abstraction in her […]