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Art Opening: Internal Landscapes – There and Back Again

June 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Curtis Gallery

New Canaan Library presents “Internal Landscapes” by artist Beverly Crilly on view in the Curtis Gallery from June 6 – July 15.

A Q&A with the artist will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Everyone welcome!

BEVERLY CRILLY’s Artist Statement

These paintings were created in oil, pigment and wax.  Each work is a journey, built in layers- full of contradictions, mistakes, clean slates, experiments, memories, scars, truths, pain, stories, ideas, and need.

The work begins with viscous, sticky oil paint smeared, dragged, pushed or scraped across the hard blank wooden surface to create wonderfully saturated color fields and bold lines.  These are the groundwork, the ‘I statements’- deeply held beliefs, subconscious, and guttural utterances of beginning. These beginnings are covered and built upon layer by layer- obscuring, supplanting, and transforming these initial gestures into textured and complex abstracted paintings.

All of the pieces are marked and built with memory and story.

I began creating art after my kids were born.  I saw stories everywhere and longed to interact with them.

This medium is perfect.  It allows me to incorporate found objects, fragments, disparate thoughts, and tangents, as well as intuitively and intentionally developing composition and color.

Image: Amber, oil &wax, 12 x 24 x 2. Norah’s room, oil &wax, 30 x 40 x 2.


June 6, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Curtis Gallery
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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