Mimi Oritsky "New Work"

Amos Eno Gallery

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Amos Eno gallery presents New Work, an exhibition of recent drawings and paintings by Mimi Oritsky. With New Work, Oritsky presents her abstracted landscapes inspired by her time on Cranberry Island, Maine. Oritsky’s new Resting and Dock Shadow series bring the vantage point back to 45 degree angles inspired by both dense forests and open waters surrounding her studio. In these drawings and paintings, Oritsky continues to translate brilliantly the airspace between the artist and where her eye rests. In this way, the viewer is invited to experience the intimate relationship and involvement with the environment that Oritsky herself experiences.

Mimi Oritsky ultimately seeks to “create a space structured by light and a surface marked by the rhythm of moving air.” This is achieved through a unique process in which she uses oil on canvas and gouache on paper. The paint is thick and layered, allowed to dry in between applications. Specific areas are then scraped away resulting in a kind of topographical texture on both the canvas and the paper. Bold brush strokes and markings imitate the life and movement inherent in the landscapes, blending representation with abstraction, stillness with motion, and isolation with unity.

Mimi Oritsky received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has exhibited extensively in the United States and her work is included in several private, museum and corporate collections. She has received recognition through Purchase Awards such as the Reading Public Museum and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts/Arcadia University, as well as Residence Fellowships from the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Artists for Environment Foundation and the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation.



from September 28, 2011 to October 22, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-10-06 from 17:30 to 20:30


Mimi Oritsky

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