KAMINI AVRIL, Fables

September 3 – 28  2019

Opening Reception: September 5,  5 – 8 pm



“Burden”
Oil on Canvas, 24 x 18″

In her second solo show at the Bowery Gallery, Kamini Avril presents recent paintings in a show entitled Fables. These recent works are indeed like dreamlike visions with images that arise from  spontaneous, energetic painting interwoven with slow reflection.

Like fables, these paintings allude to events or occurrences with a portent. But if there is a moral, it will only be known by the individual. Offering no answers, they instead confront us with the enigma of our moment in the face of eternity.

“The Weight of Clouds”
Oil on Canvas, 66″ x 86″

Avril has moved through different methods and materials over the years, ranging from gestural abstraction to direct observation of life and “realism”.  Throughout, drawing has remained an important process for building trust in the intelligence of the body, the meaningfulness of the unconscious, and the playfulness of the mind. To merge painting and drawing, interior and exterior perception, not-knowing and decision making has been a lifelong goal. 

“Passage”
Oil on Canvas, 72″ x 66″
“Journey”
Oil on Canvas, 66″ x 78″
“Deer Listening”
Oil on Canvas, 60″ x 48″

Avril has had a lifelong interest in Eastern thought and mythology. Her work is in collections worldwide and she has exhibited at the Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Marist College Art Gallery, the Oxbow Gallery, Northampton,MA and in Kochin, India.  She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting for her gestural abstractions and has taught painting, fresco and drawing at the New York Studio School and at Bard College. 

The Bowery Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm. For more information, contact the gallery at 646-230-6655 or info@bowerygallery.org.

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