ART on 5th @ 3005 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
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Cynda Valle - in Austin for the first time!
Opening Reception with the Artist:
Saturday, May 26th 7-9pm
Los Angeles based artist Cynda Valle creates luminous portraits using an antiquated technique of oil glazing and tempra paints, previously used by old Renaissance masters such as Rubens and Vermeer. This process requires her to tediously build up the surface of the canvas with over 30 layers of translucent paints. Her bright colors and eerie scenes are like something out of a strange dream. These contemporary paintings are witty as well as beautiful, often referencing famous works from art history, but with a surrealist twist.
"I find the most ordinary moments of the most ordinary domestic circumstances to be infused with undercurrents of surrealism, luminosity, and pattern that always remind me of the fragile poignancy of life. I try to "catch" and freeze these moments on canvas with oil paint." --Cynda Valle
This exhibition will be on display through Sunday, June 24th
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