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"From Rhythm to Form" by MARSHA SOLOMON, New York

31 Maggio 2012, 05:36am

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Expressions of wholeness – From Rhythm to Form

The abstract paintings of Marsha Solomon

 

 

By Mary Gorgy

 

Through the abstract paintings of Marsha Solomon, the viewer enters an alternate space where thoughts are quieted and emotions are evoked by color and line, predominantly circles of completeness.  Her portfolio of works titled From Rhythm to Form follow a simple yet powerful formula, in which colors form shapes through interactions and absences.  Each painting expresses simplicity, building strong statements from the most fundamental forms.  The interplay of colors, perhaps blue and red, the variation of opacity, positive and negative spaces—all these combine to create a dynamic image that is about no less than the elements of art itself.

 

This series of work hearkens to and recalls the heights of Abstract Expressionism.  The force of Motherwell, the lyricism of Frankenthaler, the alternatingly delicate and bold interplay of tones as seen in Morris Louis, all find a new voice in Ms. Solomon's work.  Her work exhibits both spontaneityand deliberation.  The sometimes serendipitous outcome of a pour of thinned liquid acrylic stain is then contained, corralled, and completed by a thick stroke of impasto.  Her images remind the viewer of an inverse of the Japanese Enso.  Just as the Enso's absence of center invites contemplation of Zen emptiness, in Solomon's case, the presence of a center suggest a meditative expression of wholeness.

 

While all of Marsha Solomon's work, whether realistic—as in her Still Life series or her sumi-ink paintings of vines—are born from and based in abstraction, in From Rhythm to Form they reach the pinnacle of this style.  In these colorful paintings, Solomon presents the viewer with a vision, not of theory and thoughts, but of pure beauty formed by color, shape and her innovative yet fully realized and accomplished technique.

 

 

 

Mary Gorgy is an independent art critic, novelist and art historian.

 

 

 

 

 

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VOICES ISRAEL 2012 Poetry from Israel and Abroad

30 Maggio 2012, 13:27pm

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Cross-Cultural Communications

is pleased to announce

a cooperative poetry & performance program

with Israeli literary groups

Voices Israel & Cyclamens and Swords

 

launching

 

VOICES ISRAEL 2012

Poetry from Israel and Abroad

Vol. 38

 

Sunday, July 1, 2012, 12 noon-4 pm

Congregation Darech Amuno

53 Charles Street, NYC 10012

Book & Art Exhibit / Refreshments / Free

Location Info: Herman Lowenhar (212) 777-9144

General Info: Stanley H. Barkan (516) 868-5635

 

featuring poets who are included in the anthology,

those who have appeared in previous editions,

and those who have appeared in Cyclamens and Swords,

sharing the stage and exhibit with poets and other creative artists and performers

whose works have been published or presented by Cross-Cultural Communications,

including poets with new CCC books:

 

HASSANAL ABDULLAH, BEBE BARKAN, MARK BARKAN,

STANLEY H. BARKAN, *HELEN BAR-LEV, MARIA BENNETT,

B. LYNCH BLACK, ANTHONY BLUMFIELD, SULTAN CATTO,

*LIDIA CHIARELLI, YOON-HO CHO, MIA BARKAN CLARKE, *JOHN E. COWEN,

KRISTINE DOLL, *JOHN DOTSON, CHARLES FISHMAN, DAVID GERSHATOR,

NICOLE GOODWIN, *ADEL GORGY, *MARY GORGY, *CAROLYN MARY KLEEFELD,

RENA LEE, BEVERLY MATHERNE, ROBIN METZ, *NABIL NOAUM,

JUDITH R. ROBINSON *JOHNMICHAEL SIMON, *MARSHA SOLOMON,

*PETER THABIT JONES, *AERONWY THOMAS, BILL WOLAK

 

*only in exhibit

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"Spring Symphony" painting and poem by LALIT JAIN, India

2 Maggio 2012, 05:37am

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(copyright LALIT JAIN)

 

Spring's symphony - 
On Spring mornings, the world hangs in sleepy stasis.
Trees, adorned with blossoms

as soft as winter’s first snow

use their branches

to gracefully conduct the world’s awakening

in a daily symphony at dawn.

 

link  www.LalitKJain.com 

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