Mimi Oritsky "AVÉ and Ronda Shadow Series"

Amos Eno Gallery

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It is not always easy to contemplate the visible air. Humidity and dust add a particulate reflective quality. The color and texture of the soil become airborne, differing greatly from region to region. Juxtaposition becomes important. When viewed from above, objects flatten out and we become more acutely aware of the volume of air between the viewer and the ground. With speed we encounter the rhythmic reflective qualities of the air. Oritsky’s paintings become a shared experience as we move quickly across the landscape with a sense of urgency, beckoning the elements to catch up within the vast stillness of space.

Mimi Oritsky’s abstract landscapes have long been concerned with the quality of airspace and its translation into paint; her two most recent series of paintings are no exception. The Ronda Shadow series gives us views from above while the AVÉ Shadow series gives us views from a high-speed train moving through the Andalusia region of Southern Spain. Oritsky layers paint, allowing it to dry between applications. She scrapes away areas until she achieves the exact color, texture and marks to blend abstraction with representation.



from April 01, 2009 to April 25, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-04-02 from 18:00 to 20:30


Mimi Oritsky

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