Of the new paintings, Richard Speer states: “Andrea Schwartz-Feit’s wax-based paintings gain a fresh freedom in her latest body of work. For years, the artist used tightly controlled grids to depict abstract patterns and natural scenes in twinkly blocks of color. Now, she has deep-sixed the grid and unleashed a gift for flowing gesture. Most of her forms are ovals that loop up, down, over and around, in patterns that variously resemble trees, flowers, chain link and other natural and human-made objects. Light-hearted, even dainty, in their compositions despite their heavy grayscale palette, the paintings make thrifty use of negative space and subtly textured surfaces. ”
(Richard Speer Willamette Week, Fall Arts Guide, September 17,2012)
In addition, with this exhibition, my signature wax figures make a return. Now, they appear in full color and in relationship with the paintings as well as in groupings of their own.
Opening: 6-9 p.m. Thursday October 4, 2012
with a talk by the artist Saturday October 20 at 2 p.m.
520 NW Davis St.