LINDA DANIELS: PaintingsApril 24th - May 24th, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, April 24th from 6-9 pm
A.M. Richard Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of new oil paintings and works on paper by Linda Daniels. The opening of the exhibition will take place Friday April 24th from 6-9pm. The exhibition will be on view through May 24th.
In this exhibition entitled PAINTINGS, Ms. Daniels presents small square and diamond-shaped abstract paintings. Each painting hosts a distinctive Daniels mark, a swirling hieroglyph. These dynamic motifs, simultaneously geometric and organic, are manifested in an array of saturated colors, cut into and enclosed by simple white grounds. From a distance the compositions appear to be controlled, closed and almost flat. But, with a protracted viewing the images open up a complexity of planar space and upon closer inspection the paintings reveal discreet and sensuous brushstrokes. All of the artworks share intensity of speed, audacity of color and specificity of light.
To contemplate a Daniels painting, a self contained retinal object, is to experience a gentle rhythmic activity. Void of symbolic text and visual punctuation, the painting becomes canorous, a melodious and nuanced tone.
Ms. Daniels has distilled her particular idiom to the essentials. In this she questions and ties notions of abstraction, applied art and primitive language. PAINTINGS offers a highly sophisticated and intimate form of optical communication.
Ms. Daniels, a California native, lives and works in Brooklyn. This is Ms. Daniels first exhibition with the A.M. Richard gallery.
Special Event: Saturday May 2nd, at 4 pm, art critic Terry R. Myers will converse with Linda Daniels about her exhibition.