Art Walk ~ Wilton Manors Art Expo ~ on Wilton Drive ~ Wilton Manors, Florida
Saturday, January 21, 2017 ~ 6:00 -10:00 pm
Great event for Interior Designers, Art Enthusiasts, Art Appreciators and Collectors!
Support unique Local, National & International Artists!
2420 Wilton Drive
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
~ Spotlight Artist ~
“Accumulative Expressions ”
Light bites and sips will be served!
Contemporary Paintings on paper, pottery, and canvas created by Dorene Ginzler, BFA
~ International Artist, Gallerist and Teacher ~
Solo Show Exhibit : Opening January 21, 2017 and continues to February 15, 2017
The Untitled Diptych has an historical meaning for me and I am thrilled to be able to properly exhibit this painting for the first time at the Wilton Manors Art Expo! I owe many thanks to Ludwig Framemakers in Wilton Manors for the opportunity.
I often say that it is easier to run naked on the beach than to show some of my Artworks, which represent decades of accumulative expressions of my blood sweat and tears. My philosophy over the years has been to create art for arts sake; it is what is; it’s all about color; it’s not about the money.
In 1979 I had a tragic loss of my patron, best friend, sole mate, number one fan, my father. My world went upside down and implementing my dreams were put on hold. It is this painting titled, Untitled Diptych, in which I painted a broken heart.
I built the stretcher bars using a radial arm saw making the lap joints with top grade sustainable California red-wood. Using cotton duck canvas stretched and stapled in place, I then applied four layers of gesso, sanding in-between each layer to properly prepare the surface for oil paints. I mixed the pigments into glass jars with linseed and stand oils, including various varnishes. I then poured on the soupy oil paints onto the canvases placed on the floor while standing high on ladders and jumping around the paintings. Organic shapes and splashing magically evolved during the spontaneous yet planed actions of this painting process. Then I used a squeegee and brush to move the paint around. It was a great emotional release of my pain.
In the lower right corner you can see where the skin broke and oozed out of the pinkish tertiary colored band of color as I tried to set it on a vertical plane trying to push time and gravity. So the 2 (two) canvases rested for 4 (four) years on a horizontal plane to develop a skin hard enough so I could move them around and one day be I would be able to fill in the white gesso areas with color.
Fast forward to 2008 I finally had the opportunity and emotional state to fill in the gesso areas by painting with blocks of color to repair the broken heart. The choppy brush stokes in many areas of the color blocks are reminiscent of flower pedals representing the happiness and peace I find in nature, warming my heart with joy.
As my father used to tell me, “ All good things come to he who waits”. And that’s the truth of my painting story.