Walter Wickiser Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of Dina Gustin Baker, A Retrospective: Paintings 1940 - 2012, from December 1st, 2012 - January 2nd, 2013.
"Through its various aesthetic ins and outs Baker’s work mirrors a soulful and daring vision that is laced with restless imagination and that evidently is always up for a challenge. Ever the experimenter, the artist is seen wrestling with new pictorial combinations, testing the interplay of contrasting spatial formats and analyzing sequences of unusual color harmonies.
The result has been a constant production of paintings punctuated with irresistible verve.
Baker’s susceptibilities toward variability and risk-taking are matched by equal parts rigor and mindfulness. .”**
** Excerpt from catalog essay <Power, Passion, and Imagination in the Work of Dina Gustin Baker> by Dominique Nahas