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Affect / Effect

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Effect - Warm: Brown, Orange, 2009 Oil on Canvas Over Panel 54 X 51 Inches © Brian Gross Fine Art
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Affect/Effect - Warm: Green, Purple, 2009 Oil on Canvas on Board 54 X 51 Inches © Brian Gross Fine Art
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Effect: Tidal, 2009 Oil on Canvas on Board 27-1/4 X 27-1/4 Inches © Brian Gross Fine Art
Affect / Effect

248 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
January 7th, 2010 - February 27th, 2010

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.briangrossfineart.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Potrero District
EMAIL:  
gallery@briangrossfineart.com
PHONE:  
415.788.1050
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 11-6
TAGS:  
abstract, modern

DESCRIPTION

Bay Area painter, Robin McDonnell, opens an exhibition of new work at Brian Gross Fine Art on Thursday, January 7, with a reception for the artist from 5:30-7:30 pm. The series on view, Affect / Effect, expresses her increasing interest in the gestural energy the artist imposes on the canvas, and the “complex and unforeseeable results” of that exchange.

In recent works, Robin McDonnell continues her exploration of movement and change through active, expressive paintings. Deftly balancing the spontaneity of chance with calculated responses, McDonnell applies layers of sweeping brushstrokes in complex hues to create bold, dramatic surfaces.  Earth tones are interspersed with glints of silver, quickly moving between thick, opaque and sheer, translucent layers of color. The energetic, sometimes turbulent, compositions are evocative of dynamic forces of nature.