Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sukey Bryan in "Portent"

Sukey Bryan's "Volcanic Field" pictured here, and her other oil paintings in "Portent," evoke the volcanic landscape so well that one feels the hot lava and steam coming up from the earth. My other favorites were "Volcanic Landscape 2" and "Eruption." These hot volcano paintings look so different from the cool glacier paintings shown earlier this year, but in both series the color and composition give the viewer a strong sense of place. These volcano works also integrate nicely with the waterfalls, waves, and rocks of Freya Grandis--one of the other artists in the exhibit. At the Athenaeum in Alexandria through December 8, 2013.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved reading this review..I did not get to the exhibit, however I am fortunate to own a Bryan painting of a volcano - on a smaller scale than I understand these were, but full of movement and action that draws the observer in, and wonderful contrasting coloration.