Contemporary landscapes and foliage
On display at Aurora Hills Branch Library from April to May 2014.
“Using only palette knives and paint straight from the tube, Ann Marie Coolick is an impasto painter focusing on contemporary landscapes. Relying primarily on memory, Ann Marie’s recent body of work references natural elements and infrastructure, including visual enlargements of foliage from her neighborhood Aurora Highlands in Arlington. She slathers frosting-like paint layer upon layer onto the canvas, with paint running off the edges resulting in a sculptural, three-dimensional appearance. Inspired by expressionist artists Joan Mitchell and Frank Auerbach, Ann Marie considers her style a blend of expressionism and impressionism.”
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regina ryder says
I am so proud to be living and working in Arlington. The support Arlington gives to the arts is so powerful, there is no better model in this country. Unlike economically centered organizations such as galleries, Arlington removes the veil between artist and spectator. The function of art is to do just that. .to put individual in better touch with themselves and with the world they share with life, through the visions of those who care deeply about these things.