“Skyline Drive” has a rich color range throughout and pictorial interest everywhere in the composition. I was especially drawn to the inventive wavy rhythm of the mountain range and the small sunlit plateau at the bottom of the canvas. The edges of the image remain engaging even though the center of the painting presents itself as the main event.
© Carmen Marcucci
“VA Stoop” is a relief to see. It presents itself as a complete image and I don’t have to fumble around to take it all in. It is a direct unembellished human exchange between the viewer/artist and also between the two depicted figures. The area at center where the elbow of the nearest figure folds around the knee of the other creates a wonderful fulcrum that sends the eye around the page. The sandals suggest the presence of an invisible figure creating an envelope of space in this pocket of the picture.
© Diane Jang, MSI
“Untitled” is noteworthy for its long format reminiscent of a Japanese screen painting panel. The image is clear and one’s gaze can slide around the composition with ease. One is drawn into the flash of saturated color depicting the sleeping moon and then lifted to the face of the figure along with the narrative suggestions of the scissors and hands. However, the color use in the watery clouds forms and the black space surrounding the figure make this image a more visually complicated and pleasurable experience.
© Jennifer Dobson, MSI
Noteworthy for its materials properties and strong design basis. This painting demonstrates celebration of the fluidity of paint unconstrained by the desire to describe something other than its own plastic fluid nature. Fortunately, this is coupled with a sound color movement from orange to blue on one diagonal from bottom left to top right along with a counter movement in the fluid itself on the opposing diagonal. An overall circular movement holds it all together.