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Artwork by Beverly Crilly. On display June 6, 2019 – July 15, 2019. 

These paintings were created in oil, pigment and wax.  Each work is a journey, built in layers- full of contradictions, mistakes, clean slates, experiments, memories, scars, truths, pain, stories, ideas, and need.

The work begins with viscous, sticky oil paint smeared, dragged, pushed or scraped across the hard blank wooden surface to create wonderfully saturated color fields and bold lines.  These are the groundwork, the ‘I statements’- deeply held beliefs, subconscious, and guttural utterances of beginning. These beginnings are covered and built upon layer by layer- obscuring, supplanting, and transforming these initial gestures into textured and complex abstracted paintings.

All of the pieces are marked and built with memory and story.

I began creating art after my kids were born.  I saw stories everywhere and longed to interact with them. 

This medium is perfect.  It allows me to incorporate found objects, fragments, disparate thoughts, and tangents, as well as intuitively and intentionally developing composition and color.

**Artwork is for sale. Sales are handled by contacting the artist directly. Please contact Beverly Crilly at 917-647-7702 for more information**

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