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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 […]

Time Traveling with Tiepolo

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In the mid 1990s I was creating scroll-like  oil paintings that were, on average, 12 feet long. This format was  influenced in large part by my position in the mid 1980s in New York City as a commercial producer working with the new Ampex Digital Optics (ADO) technology and the art directors who were creating digitally layered videos for commercials and music videos. When I discovered Giambattista Tiepolo’s frescoes and oil paintings in the the late 1990s’ I noticed that […]

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 […]