Friday, December 18, 2015

Last Call: Diane Green at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art through December 24

Diane Green, Yellow Lit, 2010

Diane Green: The Space Between features 18 paintings that capture a sense of the momentary and the timeless.  It is in this unnameable "inbetweenness" that the spirit dwells. And it is there too, where the artist gives herself to her audience without imposing definitions.

Diane Green, OK, 2010-11

Herein lies what Raphael Rubenstein identified as "intimacy," which binds human beings to each other and to the world they inhabit. In Green's paintings, we witness intimacy and its mysterious pull - evident in the figures' relationships to each other and in the shapes that frame their fragile presence. Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Villard understood this sense of the corporal woven into the ephemeral, which characterizes their Intimist movement. Here we find an impressionistic emerging and submerging simultaneously, all in splendiferous colors melting into one another from a distance and then more specific up close.  As we exam the surface of each canvas, we succumb to an intimacy with the work itself, as if we too participate in these implied conversations. 

Diane Green, 4 PM, 2013

Diane Green, Green, 2015

Diane Green received her BA from  Bennington College and her MFA from Yale University.  Early in her career, Green exhibited mainly abstract works in several galleries. Then she took a break from the hub-bub of the art scene to reassess her work and her direction, choosing to embrace the figure which had lost its primacy among aspiring artists intoxicated with the then dominant Abstract Expressionism. The decision was courageous and fruitful, yielding an admirable body of work mid-career. 

Diane Green also runs The Green Studio School in Manhattan. Founded in 1994, the artist develops each "individual's approach to life, using art process to reveal personal patterns that empower."  In this exhibition, we see Green's method in action.

Diane Green, Between, 2015

Diane Green: The Space Between has been extended through December 24 at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, 37 Popham Road, Scarsdale, NY.  The catalog is available online.

Merry Yuletide - and please remember that purchasing your gifts in the museums supports their efforts and is a gift to us all.

Beth New York

aka Beth Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange

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