So, this happened. ^^^^ Do you see the resemblance or is this just another one of my crazy thoughts – that I resemble this woman in the above painting? (Am I really a time-traveller or what?) It is the work of Angela Fraleigh, part of her exhibition in two galleries at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York.
The show is titled Between Tongue and Teeth and, as the literature states, “co-opts the techniques, media, and styles of the European Old Masters to create monumental paintings of female figures that explore social constructs of gender, power and identity.”
These paintings are inspired by artwork from the Everson’s collections, as well as by other historical figures in the Arts & Crafts movement and from Central New York history!
It was such a pleasure to meet the artist (here I am in the above picture with Angela and sculptor Arlene Abend!) She is such an amazing talent.
She uses gold and silver leaf, and resin to create abstractions. The result are these divine modern takes on old world beauty.
Angela works in both Allentown, Pennsylvania and New York City. It is a wonderful thing to engage with a contemporary artist, find out how her mind operates and what inspires her. If you wish to do the same, she will be accessible via a gallery walk at the museum on October 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm.
Angela Fraleigh: Between Tongue and Teeth continues through December 31, 2016. You can visit the museum Wednesday-Sunday noon to 5:00 pm with longer hours (until 8 pm) on Thursdays.