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Why Abstraction and Why Mid-Century Modernist Abstraction?

Elise Speights: The Black and White Paintings 60’s – 70’s

Pamela Andrejev

Elise Speights: The Black and White Paintings 60’s – 70’s

Elise Speights: The Black and White Paintings 60’s – 70’s   What first attracted me to the late Elise Speights’ [1920- 2012] art was the dangerously near-boring repetition of the gridded black rectangles on a white field of paper or canvas. These are process paintings where Speights would visually rupture or interrupt a gridded design. They are so well done that at first I believed the works on paper were graphic design lithography; I was wrong. They are all hand-made and hand-painted. Both paper and canvas the paintings are very carefully drawn and drafted with the draughtsman’s tools of the...

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Susan Brabeau Pop Up Gallery Event October 22 Recap

Pamela Andrejev

Susan Brabeau Pop Up Gallery Event October 22 Recap

Susan Brabeau is a Magic Realist painter collectors are collecting.

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Looking Forward to installing Susan Brabeau: Magic Realist

Pamela Andrejev Susan Brabeau Magic Realist Oct.2016

Looking Forward to installing Susan Brabeau: Magic Realist

Susan Brabeau, Magic Realist: Sept. 30, 2016 Blog: This Curator is looking forward to assembling the Susan Brabeau painting exhibit for our Andrejev Studios’ 7pm pop-up gallery Saturday, Oct. 22 at Louisburg, NC’s historic Person Place. Susan is an authentic Magic Realist as that art historical category will welcome her company one day. Synthesizing a visionary reality from thought, research, collected objects and invited portrait surrogates from family and friends, she transports us to a different time and place....nostalgia in Technicolor. As old as I am, I am happy to reconnect with those times and without a whiff of disinfecting...

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Askew-Tayor...where Everett Mayo shops... so too the late Elise Speights

Pamela Andrejev

Askew-Tayor...where Everett Mayo shops... so too the late Elise Speights

Askew-Taylor Art Supplies: Last of the Mom n’ Pop Stores  Where can you find a 13 by 21 inch stretcher bar for canvas and a pad of Dutch metal?  Every artist in Raleigh knows Askew-Taylor. For generations past and present, artists, house painters and housewives matching personalized color frequented the welcoming little store with the huge inventory on Glenwood Avenue. Owner, Kirk Taylor is a soft-spoken, unassuming man in his sixties who is third generation proprietor of Askew-Taylor Paints Inc. at the same 110 Glenwood Ave. address where his grandfather John Askew started the business in an old rooming house...

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Everett Mayo

Pamela Andrejev

Everett Mayo

Blog: Everett Mayo: What do you do when your retrospective of paintings [1964-2016] is over and done?  Sulk...naw... reminisce some, sure, but I ain’t dead yet and got plans. If one’s 50s were prime for an artist, I missed those years. Since 1998 I was out of commission working three full time jobs until retiring from job three in 2013. I am now just getting up to speed in the studio and ongoing will be providing Andrejev Studios with new work...check it out on andrejevstudios.com.  Why abstraction? There are a number of reasons, some are philosophical, some are aesthetic, and...

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