Janette Newman Fires Up Familiar Forms

Australian artist Janette Newman works in a dazzling array of styles, but a resilient dynamism and vibrant palette of bold, warm colors run through all her paintings. The result is that the disparate themes and subjects are visually linked and engrossing on both an individual and a collective level.

Janette Newman-Gallipoli Map

Janette Newman-Gallipoli Map

Newman’s compositions include Impressionist still lifes, Fauvist landscapes, Cubist cityscapes, Symbolist figuration and dreamlike Surrealist visions. Most feature an array of searing hues ranging from fiery oranges and booming pinks to deep reds and pale yellows. The versatile movements that she brings to each subject and style match this consistency of palette.

Newman’s compositions, even when they seem to allude to more staid art historical precedents, are full of depth and bursting with vigor. The artist often makes this enticing aesthetic tendency literally present by including forms that seem to be blowing apart, or careening uncontrollably out of frame. Yet this motif is never aggressive. She pushes gently and playfully at the edges of the various styles she approaches, revealing, in the process, how rich and exciting they really are.

Exhibition Dates: June 28, 2013 – July 19, 2013
Reception: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Janette_Newman.aspx

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