Shawn McNulty Art Artist

January 9th, 2013 | An Archeology of Color @ Inez Greenberg Gallery

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In abstract art, the use of color can form a narrative, suggest an emotion, or speak to its audience in a language all its own. Artists Shawn McNulty and Silvana LaCreta Ravena use multiple layers of color in their paintings to tell a story and explore various concepts. McNulty stacks color upon color on each canvas. He then uses knives and other scraping tools to reveal the depth of texture and color in each work. LaCreta Ravena, who is also a clinical psychologist, uses layers of color to examine the ways in which we process memory, fading recollections, and the passage of time. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 11; and an artists' talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 24. (Pictured: Artwork by Shawn McNulty)

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