|Port of Call by April M. Rimpo|
|City Reflections III by April M. Rimpo|
I have paintings in the "Interpretive Realms" exhibition at Agora Gallery in Chelsea, New York City, NY starting this week. It is always exciting to be included in an exhibit, but there is something very special about an exhibit in New York City. I've included here images of my art that will be on display and links to earlier blogs on these paintings.
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery established in 1984, dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists, providing original fine art to established and emerging collectors and catering to special events in support of fine art organizations that foster social awareness and promote environmental issues. The gallery is also the publisher of ARTisSpectrum Magazine and the sponsor of ARTmine.com. You can find April's profile in ARTisSpectrum Volume 29: The Chelsea Perspective.
Here is the Press Sheet they released regarding my art.
A video of the reception held on July 25, 2013 can be seen atAmerican artist April Rimpo paints luminescent compositions in watercolors and fluid acrylics whose glowing hues and evocative textures are in sharp contrast to the softer tones typical of most watercolor paintings. Her transporting imagery renders scenes both familiar and distant — from American cityscapes to picturesque vistas in Europe or Latin America — in vivid, bright colors. Though her work is firmly rooted in realism, she also allows her paints to flow, meet, and meld, injecting elements of chance into her carefully and dynamically composed paintings.“I watch it flow and respond, allowing the piece to develop in directions not fully planned,” Rimpo says of her method. “This is part of the thrill of working in watercolor that I didn’t find in other media.” She intrigues viewers by juxtaposing areas of near-abstract color with precisely outlined and filled in elements. This incredible variety of modes of application and imagery leaves her audience to complete the details of areas which have been washed over in seductive and dramatic hues, drawing them into the work.Her work may be seen at www.Art-Mine.com/ArtistPage/April_Rimpo.aspx
Blog postings about these paintings: