Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Opening Final Friday, May 30th with a reception that evening from 6-11 pm is "Rainbow Park," an exhibition of paintings from Minneapolis based artist Georgia Mrazkova. Her work will be in the gallery through June 21st, with regular gallery hours Tuesday- Saturday, 11-3.
Georgia's work is filled with fantasy, enchantment, and a sense of the surreal communication that occurs between the world we know and that which we call "nature." Colors and spaces float and stream together, sometimes puddling up and even dripping down the canvas. Within the bright palette of her paintings you find animals and trees, skys and clouds, and imaginary color-filled voids in between. The pieces themselves seem to be alive, the wind is blowing, the figures are turning.
I was attracted to Mrazkova's work instantly. It is both playful and sublime, there is a soft innocence in the characters she portrays that is offset by the distance you as a viewer feel from their worlds. The division that we have created between the world of "man" and that of "nature" starts to get to you when looking at these beautiful, serene, and magical scenes. I thought it would be a great show for the start of summer, the time when we make our own small attempts to unravel the mysteries of nature.