Stanford Art Spaces
October 1, 2004 to December 2, 2004, Stanford Art Spaces features this exhibit:

Andrea Fono
Paintings and Prints
Linda Montalto
Paintings
Sarah Ratchye
Paintings and Prints

Garden In Tangier © 2004

Wind © 2004

Twilvr SILIT © 2004


This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus, primarily in the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS). The building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the CIS reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or marigros@stanford.edu

Andrea Fono
 
© 2004

Andrea Fono’s best paintings are those which combine her inspired spiritual discoveries with her love of nature. She paints flowers and gardens, landscapes and clouds as if they were all part of her own mystical story. Her values of joy and freedom are inherently expressed through the easeful swirling lines, and a color play of bright and light colors that give off an energy of humor and lightness. Her life’s journey has been about creating a visual diary of her soul and what she finds splendid, delicate and stunning in the world.




Linda Montalto
 
The Dream © 2004

My abstract work is usually begun without preconceptions. I attempt to let the paintings evolve naturally. When I do begin with set intentions, the creative process usually overtakes them and the influence of my environment, the landscapes I see, my private dreams and emotions appear in the work as a kind of self-discovery. These paintings use a process of layering, covering and then peeling away selected bits of color and information. There is movement of one color against another, a kind of force of motion that appears again and again in the work. At times, only an edge of previous color can be seen. I make choices to expose areas or veil them with washes of transparent color. The staining techniques create a richness of color and a lush quality resulting from the drips running over the canvas.




Sarah Ratchye
 
Oshun © 2004

My work draws from popular and elite visual culture; magazines, newspapers, fashion photography, advertisements, discontinued wallpaper books, anything I see. I shape and orchestrate the images, or visual bites, into a shifting collage of painted chromatic and textural juxtapositions. Space and light is pulled to the surface. Every part of the picture claims your attention at once. There is no clear center or focus point. There are several sources of light. The paintings suggest the ornate and seductive excess of the Baroque. I have been especially influenced by the artists, David Salle, Jeff Koons, James Rosenquist, Takashi Murakami, and Miriam Shapiro. Since 1982, I have used phonetic English spelling for my titles. My spelling system has undergone changes over the years in my efforts to simplify it. Please note that all capital vowels are “long”. Pronunciation in this primitive way illustrates the power of language and art to transform the commonplace.


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Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or marigros@stanford.edu
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