Critique written by the renown Art Critic Giampaolo Trotta, for the OpenArtCode Exhibition in Florence, Italy.
The stories told by Margaret LaBounty are ethereal fragments of painting and sculpture that appear timeless, eternal and without space. By way of the natural sensations coming from the most diverse American landscapes (starting from those known too well by the artist in ‘her’ magical lands of Colorado), they speak of endless widths and vertiginous heights, of profound depths and cosmic harmonies. Oceans, lands and skies are mixed in the pictorial pigments or in the clay of her Totem, to reveal ancient ancestral memories of lost civilizations (where they surely find echoes from the native north Americans), sounds, scents and feelings that re-emerge from our very distant anthropological experience. An engaging naturalism that does not dress itself with a banal and postcard-like imitation of Nature and does not copy photography, but instead truly captures the essence, that is the soul or the deep sense, keeping only fragments of the figuration, immersed in a harmonic palette of colors where it is the color itself that sculpts landscapes and mountains, skies, forests, lakes, sunsets, twilights, dawns and seas. The creative inputs pulse here, since the beginning of the universe and the observer is invited to watch in silence the chant and rhythm of Mother Earth (Anima Mundi); stories that we can learn from and then make our own; in an eternal cyclic inspiration.
Critique written by the Art Critic Giampaolo Trotta for the OpenArtCode Exhibition in the The Mediceo Laurenziano Complex, From 19th April to 8th May 2018 in the Salone di Donatello of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy
I have been invited and I am showing at the Salone di Donatello od the Basilica di San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy! The international exhibition will be from April 18th to May 8th. I was going to attend, but Air France went on strike 2 hours before I was to leave. My art looks fantastic with the other international artist.
HerArt/Herself, by Suzanne Smith Arney
Book Launch & Art Exhibition
Friday, November 21, through Saturday, November 29, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 2014, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gallery Talk by Janet Farber, Director, Schrager Collection, 6:30pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, November 29, 2014, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Gallery Talk by author Suzanne Smith Arney, 3:00 pm
Comments: Suzanne Smith Arney originated and wrote the “HERArt” column for HER magazine from 2004-2012. Each column profiled a woman artist in the metro area, along with photographs of her work. Her Art/Herselfcompiles the 48 features into a beautiful book. In addition to being a history of those years, it also serves as a guidebook to the current art scene as most of the artists interviewed still live and work in the metro. Even more, says the author, the book can be taken as a handbook to artists and art work generally, revealing the hows and whys of artists’ motivations, approaches, processes, and techniques. Arney has added a preface and “Reflections,” short essays that comment on and update the original profiles. The book also includes forewords by Janet L. Farber, Director, Phillip Schrager Collection of Contemporary Art, and by John Rogers, Owner/Director, Gallery 72.
P.S. Check out Omaha Magazine, November/December issue, page 15 -- Upcoming events in the spotlight. You’ll see an ad for the book and exhibition!
The Celebration and Exhibition was all day October, 23rd. Here are some pictures of the event along with me receiving an award presented by Jose Dali, son of the late Salvador Dali.
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Margaret La Bounty
Creation of my "Comtempory Abstract Impressionistic Landscapes"
"The new heirs of Jackson Pollock" by Salvatore Russo
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