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Exhibition Detail
Multiverse (Part I)
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March 3rd, 2011 - April 23rd, 2011
Opening: 
March 3rd, 2011 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Light Moves II , Naomie KremerNaomie Kremer, Light Moves II ,
2010-11, oil on linen, 43 X 59 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist and Modernism Inc.
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Naomie's work is strongly suggestive of language and of movement. Art in America stated in 2009 that Naomie's styleis reminicent of the Art Brut movement championed by Jean DuBuffet. Meaning that her work has a non-academicelement to it that relates to the once trendy art of the child or mentally handicapped artist. Her work "blurs" the linebetween professional art and non-professional art.

I see her paintings and am immediately sucked in. There is a vortex quality to the paint strokes. They bend and blendtogether to create motion in the viewer's eye. At the same time there is a child-like nature to Kremer's paintingsbecause of her use of bright color and ill-defined subject. The paintings also invoke other artists such as JacksonPollock, Claude Monet, and maybe even a bit of Picasso. While describing her painting, it is possible to say that manyof her works are cubist, impressionistic, and modernistic.

As for Kremer's tie to the everyday, I think that her use of color is very real and very environmental. Bright blues, red,ochres, burnt siennas, etc... demonstrate a very complex and stimulating palate. This wide range of hues highlystimulates the viewer much like the over-stimulating shopping mall or other saturated public space or even theviewer's own dining table at dinner time with its variety of foods, smells, and sounds.Kremer's paintings are the kind of art appropriate to every venue, be it schools, museums, homes, or businesses. Hercompositions appeal to mass audiences of all ages and do not need extensive contemplation in order to be enjoyed.


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