Gladys Nilsson "Recent Watercolors"

Luise Ross Gallery

poster for Gladys Nilsson "Recent Watercolors"

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In her first solo exhibition in New York in twenty years, Chicago's Gladys Nilsson provides a clinic in the art of watercolor in her current show. She also brings back with her the zany cast of figures�with their signature Nilsson attitudes and elastic, elongated arms and legs; the cats and birds and creatures and small-scale figures whereby she gently caricatures and choreographs the quotidian and the mundane as the operatic sub-plots in which we all have roles to play. As is frequently the case in Nilsson�s narratives, the main figures in many of the paintings in this exhibition play the roles of the diva; but perhaps characterized with a subtle difference from the whimsical humor and on-target wit with which they were portrayed previously. Here these qualities are tinged with a palpable�though unsentimental--homage to all our prima donnas, a wistful tribute to their steadfastness, courage, and vulnerability.



from April 17, 2008 to May 31, 2008


Gladys Nilsson

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