Vastu is pleased to bring back Campbell Maloney for another show. Campbell chose fifteen basic shapes - circles cut systematically - that can be rotated to create all 26 letters of the alphabet. The elegant brilliance of the formula is matched by the striking visual impact of its result. The shapes are arranged and oriented as solitaires, words or collections, equal in size or scaled proportionally and over-imposed. The designs evoke flatness and depth simultaneously.
Maryanne Pollock’s second show at Vastu uses an expressive layering of sand, sumi ink and paint to evoke ephemeral micro and macrocosmic worlds. Intricate brain wave patterns, aerial views of deserts and cityscapes are alluded to and ultimately imbued with a luminous palette. Plein air studies of Cairo, Istanbul, Paris, Washington, Utah and Rehoboth Beach inform her paintings. These boldly abstract inner-landscapes are simultaneously energetic and serene with pure transcendent color.
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