Monday, January 2, 2012

Julie Torres: Close Encounters @ Riverside Art Museum

Image courtesy of the artist. Julie Torres (C)

I like to explore the area between what's private and what's exposed. I enjoy paintings that are secretive and a little unclear. I try to never think when I'm painting because, if I do, I'll ruin it.
-Julie Torres from the artist's statement.

From the press release:

Torres’ works are visually potent, portable exercises in color and composition, and of the psychologically-charged underpinnings that they explore. The works on view at RAM can be divided into two groups: composite works, known as her “puzzle paintings,” which consist of grids of individual works on paper that serve both as their own works and inform parts of the larger whole, and individual works on paper. Torres’ unbridled experimentation and expression conjures relations to Modernist artists Philip Guston and Eva Hesse’s lesser known works on paper, while achieving a freshness that still relates to contemporary movements. 

January 5 - April 5, 2012

3425 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501

1 comment:

brian edmonds said...

Her paintings have a nice vibrancy. The repetitiveness, without being redundant, sucks you in.