on view at NurtureArt Non-Profit Inc, 910 Grand Street, Brooklyn, at the junction with Waterbury Street, through March 28 in the exhibition, Patterns of Growth, curated by Susan Ross and Melissa Staiger and also featuring artists Laurie Close, Sarah Dobkin, Monique Ford, Phyllis Goldberg, Jackie Meier, Cynthia Milionis, Jeanne Thomsen, and Beatrice Wolert. www.nurtureart.org
What do a celebrated eighty-year-old art-world veteran and a recent Pratt grad have in common? For one thing, gender. But more than that, they are both part of an evolving tradition of abstract painters concerned with processes, or patterns, of growth. Patterns Of Growth attempts to trace a path of influence that began with pioneering artists like Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Alma Thomas, and continues in the work of contemporary artists. In different ways and to different ends, these women explore the personal, often mystical aspects of the creative process, while remaining grounded in the organic world.
from the press release
This was an artcritical PIC in March 2009print