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The Shape of Things

Join seven Studio Gallery DC Artists for their annual exhibit - March 3- March 26, 2022

Receptions: Saturday, March 5, 3-6PM and Saturday March 26, 3-6PM

proof of vaccine and masking required

The shapes I have been painting derive from the cement sculptures of Uruguayan artist, Gonzalo Fonseca. In 1965, Fonseca was hired to create a number of public art sculptures around the original Plaza at Lake Anne in Reston, Virginia. Poured from concrete, the sculptures are both industrial and whimsical. They were designed to encourage human interaction and incorporate various textural elements and alluring niches and peek holes.

My paintings explore these geometric play environments using muted colors and chromatic grays to signify the brick and concrete “brutalist” feel of the architectural configurations in the landscape. Using the universal symbols sculpted by Fonseca (including the sun, moon, a boat and stairways/ladders), I infused more prismatic color to signify the imagination of the children who are found joyfully playing in these spaces.

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