Christensen/Ramos 2016

Irene Christensen

Tango

November 1-26, 2016
Thursday, November 3, 5-8pm

“My paintings are windows on a world. I address transcendence in space and time. This is my mythology, my personal iconography, whose symbols and densely worked images are a translation of my sense of nature..The world can be like a ship, we’re all sailing around the sun together.” — Irene Christensen

Irene Christensen’s visual world pulses with beauty, brokenness, hope, despair and ultimately, grace. A unique visual music scores each of her paintings, drawings and assemblages, in which the rich cultural and mythological heritage of her native Norway dances with the vibrant aura of abstraction always pulsing in New York City, where she came to live and work at the age of 22.

Tango presents a selection from the last 15 years of her painting and assemblage practice in an intelligent design engaging to create a unique, interactive experience, highlighting themes and inspiration that have endured over time.

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Roni Sherman Ramos

Earthly Realm

November 1-26, 2016
Thursday, November 3, 5-8pm

Underlying the variety of images in the work is a common visual theme: the drama of overlaying textures and colors.

What’s also striking is a sense that movement is happening, whether in quiet joinings when elements float nearby each other, or in collisions of a storm in full fury, or through subtle blendings that defy where they open and how they fade away.

Finding yourself enveloped by these images can come as a surprise, though it shouldn’t once you spend a moment of time looking. Although some images politely invite you to enter, some grab on and draw you inside. And in each case, and in each viewing and reviewing, what you discover is satisfyingly unique, even exotic.

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Cove, 30″x 40″, oil on linen