Marilu Datoli Hartnett
The paintings in this continuing series are formed with tinted Venetian plaster and silver leaf, utilizing the repetition of patterns, some inspired by nature and others found in Japanese and Modernist design as well as in scientific illustrations such as "Forms in Nature" of the 19th century German zoologist and illustrator Ernst Haeckel. The replication of pure form that develops reflect upon movement, chaos and the path that is taken as increasing levels of complexity begin to emerge. These graceful forms tend to evoke a meditative response and lie somewhere between a state of object and pure abstraction.
"Transparency", the recent one person exhibition at the Cheryl Hazan Gallery extends the exploration of a single repetitive form, a continuously crafted line resulting in a concentric shape. These organic stratums build upon each other and morph into the unexpected. Precision is avoided, however a loose set of rules, geometry and strategies are a crucial aspect as evidenced in the way each piece is approached.
By giove @ 2012-11-03 15:35:09