Friday, May 15, 2009

Fiona Ackerman: A Harlequin Escapade

Fiona Ackerman: A Harlequin Escapade at Diane Farris Gallery. "...Ackerman’s acrylic and oil paintings on canvas and paper stretch the limits of visual language. She borrows from the language of popular culture with such stylistic idioms as graffiti, spatters, airbrush and collage, and fearlessly mixes the sensibility of contemporary décor with a personal and idiosyncratic approach. The paradox, for Ackerman, is to meet her free-fall invention with a mindful but seemingly tumultuous skirmish of shapes, forms and patterns. In her studio, she is driven by a process of trial and error as she spontaneously combines the narrative with the conceptual, the abstract with the stylized, and random gestures with purposeful intent."


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