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September 22, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - November 1, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
St. Charles is pleased to present Limoncello featuring paintings by Mary Anne Arntzen, Tom Burckhardt, and Sangram Majumdar. In Limoncello these artists celebrate the meaning, metaphor, and flavors of yellow in their paintings.
All three artists use yellow with distinct qualities just as limoncello has three distinct ingredients, lemons, alcohol, and simple syrup. When Limoncello is made the proportions of ingredients yield an emulsification of lemon zest oils creating a milky yellow, opaque liquid. The gallery walls have been primed with a similar desaturated lemon yellow.
Arntzen’s paintings use vivid muscle memory structures, finding tension in the tromp l’eiol layering of graphic elements. Acidic lemon forms swirl and pull from boxy cool green and blue structures. Burckhardt’s paintings are formed with twisting lines and rigid shapes using plasticity of chroma to call out positive and negative voids. Yellow is just beyond ripe, beyond a natural hue creating skepticism of its natural and chemical origins. Majumdar’s paintings are filled with facture and flattening psychological interiors. Yellows act as starbursts, highlights, notational markings, and fracturing shapes.
Please join us at the opening to meet the artists and enjoy a limoncello.