Coming Up for Air

June 4
June 29, 2014
Bell Gate
Artist Talk : 
Friday, June 6, 2014
5 - 7 pm

In this collection of paintings, artist JOAN MCNAMARA explores familiar places with a new intimacy.  The surface is pierced as she dives into the water and swims through the reeds and rocks, COMING UP FOR AIR in the sun, then resuming the search.   The essence of an image is revealed with a clear voice.  Space is defined with a quick line, gesture, and the application of paint with large strokes of color.  Repetition of circles, lines and planes are stretched overlapped, juggled and manipulated to create visual vibrations that are uniquely personal.