Secret Life of Colors at Carter Burden Gallery, New York City

 

'Kiss of the Spider Woman' one of 15 paintings Blossom Verlanski will be showing a

‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ one of 15 paintings Blossom Verlinsky will be showing at Carter Burden Gallery

 

Artist Blossom Verlinsky invites you to the opening of Secret Life of Colors, an exhibition at Carter Burden Gallery, 548 W 28 St, New York City, on June 30th 6-8pm.

Blossom Verlinsky’s Artist’s Statement

Secret Life of Colors

All that I have experienced, dreamt and digested has been synthesized through color and is the subject of my paintings. My interest in the natural world and geology has a profound effect on my art. My love of Asian Art, Medieval Illumination, Bonnard, Klimt, Matisse and Picasso have also found their way into my art. In addition, I have been deeply inspired by my studies with Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Kurt Seligmann, Burgoyne Diller, Alfred Russell and Jimmy Ernst and other giants of Abstract Art and continue the traditions of their teachings.

I begin a painting using a large brush, quickly and spontaneously putting down large strokes. I then place layer upon layer of paint. This glazing produces a magical effect…a richness and depth of color. I experiment with a variety of mixed colors and emphasize these colors purposely, using decoration and pattern to create a beautiful painting. The glint of sunlight on the threads of a spider’s web or edge of a plane are accented with gold paint using tiny brushes. I then fold the linen I paint on. Further emphasizing a sense of memory and recollection. Deeply personal myths emerge from my subconscious as I continue to explore my relationship with my inner self.

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Blossom Verlinsky: Art at The Miami International Art Fair and The Palm Beach Art Show

Hi Marie
Finally organized the photos I took at the shows into a coherent presentation.
I hope you are able to use them, so those who could not attend, can have a little
glimpse into some of the flavor of the events. There were many other paintings and
sculptures – I chose these as before, because they touched me – whether content,
technique or allusions.
Best
Blossom Verlinsky
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This is the entrance gangway to The Miami International Art Fair – Art is exhibited on the SeaFair, a 228′ mega yacht with 28 galleries–a truly unique venue for art-anchored adjacent to the Intercontinental Hotel.

This is 4th show aboard the yacht – as usual, visitors were artistically dressed – vying for attention with the art. One male visitor in black leather was attracted to his own image in every reflective surface and took advantage to admire himself and preen–ignoring the art around him.

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Michael Mistrc,  untitled,  Oil Pen Drawing  18″x18″   Setford & Brdges, Paris, France
An intensely, deliciously colored and patterned composition alluding to flora and fauna.

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Paul Rousso, Crumpled Bill,   printed on synthetic material  approx 36″x48, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, Florida
A soon to be discarded element of our culture – an icon to be replaced with digital monetary transactions. Quite magnetic – its scale and detailed engraving pull you into the sculptural image.

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Michele Mariaud, Salvador Dali carved out of a phone book  approx 14″ high with photograph of the image, Living With Art Gallery, SoHo, New York
How surrealist is this?

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Kun Lunzi   Painting  approx 30″x 40″  Taihe Art Gallery, Beijing, China

A master in this ancient technique transformed into the present with its directness and power–mythical landscape using washes of color and opaque layers of paint conveying the Taoist philosophy of transcending reality, space and time. It is an evocation of a spiritual place that is encountered during meditation or dreams. The landscape is transformed through the artist’s aesthetic.
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The Palm Beach Art Show at the Palm Beach Convention Center is in its 16th year – has over 70 galleries showing artist’s work. The show is crowded with enthusiastic viewers spending much time looking at the work. There was a serious interest in the art itself–well dressed, bejeweled and bedazzled by the work.

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Hanns Kotter   Large Minimalist neon sculpture encapsulated in a transparent  box, Debuck Gallery, Chelsea, New York
An abstract painting using light – suspended in space – colors changing – technical and lyrical – magical in its conception – mesmerizing.

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Janis Miltenberger,  Lampworked glass rods,  approx 24″ high, Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio
There are three works – Poetry in glass overlays of shaped translucent colors – elements of nature frozen in a vessel.

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The iconic hands – visceral – stately, isolated fragment – a fetish figure

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Ann Wolff   Prelude II  (2nd piece in an edition of 4)  Created and cast in 2010
Cast Glass  30″ high x 24.75″ wide approx 7″ deep
Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan

Remembrance of things past – personal mythology – recollections in the translucence of glass. Insight into identity and immorality as an artist and as a woman.

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Emmanuel Fillot   various natural objects   approx 36″x 48″
Lelia Mordoch Gallery, Wynwood, Miami, Florida and Paris, France

Symbols of ancient rites – bits and pieces of cave scratchings and implements captured in a transparent box. Artifacts of an old soul written lyrically – frozen in time.

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Yang Yang    Painting  approx 5′ x 8′    YY Gallery, Chicago

A soulful painting of figures engulfed in a mist of memories – layered and evocative of ancient rites, Deeply felt and conveyed with washes of paint and startling bright crimson – a chiaroscuro effect -perhaps circus performers.

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Albert Delamour   Olympia,  mixed media with gold and silver leaf.  20″x 24″
1 of edition of 5    Living with Art Gallery, SoHo, NY

Studied at the Louis Lumiere School of Cinema and trained with masters of photography in France. This lovely photograph has a painterly quality – luminescent figure emerging from darkness.