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Mimi Oritsky: Soft Wet to Hard Dry

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Thursday, 24 October 2019 to Sunday, 17 November 2019

Amos Eno Gallery is pleased to present Soft Wet to Hard Dry, an exhibition of new works on paper and canvas by Mimi Oritsky. Soft Wet to Hard Dry features paintings that employ her signature mark-making with a focus on observed detail. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 25 from 6-8 PM at the gallery’s location at 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn, NY.

Soft Wet to Hard Dry refers to categories of perception: the soft, wet pieces of foliage over moving water or the hard, dry, sun-drenched rock and slate. When these two categories overlap in our environment, light and placement vie for importance in the artist’s eye. This activity becomes the focal point of Oritsky’s observation. Her fascination with the airspace provides the backdrop for line and color to make an entrance and set the stage for what the artist describes as a “space organized by light and a surface marked by the rhythm of the moving air.”

Oritsky’s working process involves the quality of airspace travel and how it can be translated into paint. While drawing the elements from above, Oritsky is aware of how we lose eye-level perspective and anticipated angles.  These losses force her to explore space, scale, and time. The elements also have a sense of urgency, a desire to catch up within the vast stillness of airspace. The dimensions of her creativity blend abstraction with representation (in and out of control) as they spiral towards her unique translation of nature’s elements into paint.   

In this selected group of work on paper and canvas, the artist engages elements of nature with definition and intricate detail. Oritsky’s choice of color schemes produces elegant images that create light through an alternative process.

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Mimi Oritsky received an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Oritsky has received Purchase Awards from the Reading Public Museum and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts/Arcadia University. She was awarded Residence Fellowships from the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Artists for Environment Foundation. Oritsky currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

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56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

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