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Opening Reception for Judith Linhares “Out of My Head”
Location:Anglim Gilbert Gallery
January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anglim Gilbert Gallery is pleased to present Out of My Head, an exhibition of paintings by Judith Linhares.
Linhares’ subjects are often people and animals set in dream-like narratives. Her fables and allegories, depicted in a raw and immediate style, feature dark, outlined figures against luminous backgrounds. With broad brushstrokes, she creates personal mythologies from a fascinating collection of distorted animals, vivid flowers, and haunting figures. The paintings in Out of My Head include the ominous, gray-toned Grow (1972) with a skeleton watering an Agave; a dancing woman in a voluminous skirt, Spin (1997), and Rabbit (2005) with a larger-than-life hare sitting atop a meadow with bursting, rainbow-colored sky.
The artist states:
“My paintings are constructed one stroke at a time imagining the dog, the cat, the wild beast, the tribe of Amazons, the lovers in their cave, the Sirens on the rocks. They are all in motion, all drinking, sweeping, looking, waiting, and performing tricks, and all are animated by light and shadow. Integrating the light with the dark, the conscious with the unconscious, illusion and materiality, combining opposites has been my goal all along the way. The story being told is all true and out of my head.”