Eleanor Ray makes small paintings. She makes beautiful paintings! The statement below from Painters Table speaks volumes. Ray’s work is on display in NYC to rave reviews.
Steele writes: "Any artist who undertakes the assignment of smaller works realizes immediately that every mark counts in an informational sense. Power is derived as much from what is left out as what is included. The character and design of mark-making as well as the assignment of real estate in a reduced format are all part of the ‘game’. Scale of execution is both intimate and magnified in the small format.”
The last image is a photo of her work on display to give you a sense of scale.
Nicelle Beauchene Gallery (327 Broome Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan) through February 10.