Paola Vega: The Mystery of Painting
Argentine painter Paola Vega is also expanding her medium, and her ends and means are unique and ambitious. She paints abstractly at a scale to engulf and surround the viewer, filling the visual field. The works cover most of the available wall space, immersing us at every turn. Vega shows us the Mystery of Painting when we lose ourselves in enchantment, embraced by the works’ suggestive colors and reflective mood.
This is an audacious goal in our driven and precarious world, beset as we are by social forces, environmental crisis, and political uncertainty. But the unstable world only makes her artistic mission more urgent, calling forth a vigorous and unmistakable response. Paola Vega equal to the task, as she has shown in several installations in galleries on three continents. She created this exhibition especially for the walls in this gallery.
September 9, 2023 – March 2024