Color Dance: Paintings by Neila Mezynski
March 8 - April 8, 2010
Neila Mezynski, formerly a professional dancer, gave up performing for the visual arts in 1990. During the last eleven years Mezynski taught herself to paint by following a daily discipline of experimenting with brushstrokes, colors, and layers.
According to writer, Frederick Spratt, Mezynski’s paintings could be placed “on the common ground between the straight-ahead toughness of Louise Fishman's abstract paintings and the soaring lyricism of Joan Mitchell’s late paintings. These artists would be precedents -if such reference helps- in grasping the paintings of Mezynki, a relatively unsung newcomer.”
Her recent paintings are formed through a staccato rhythm of mark making. In the process, figures and objects appear: chairs, dresses, and horses, woven into the vibrant crosshatch. The energy of her work ardently strives to break the boundaries of the canvases.
Saturday, March 13, 7 - 10 pm
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