Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Duesberry's "Reflections of Maine, Coming Home"

Joellyn Duesberry’s dynamic paintings are densely packed with information. Not only does she revel in capturing details of the landscape, but also the formal aspects of paint on canvas using intense color and bold brushwork to convey light, shadow, scale and texture. 

Though she divides her time between Denver, CO and Millbrook, NY, Joellyn has a particular affinity for Down East's rugged beauty. "My instinctual search of the Maine Coastal landscape in the past five decades for subjects en plein air relating to aesthetic elements which fascinate me, has given me peak experiences unattainable anywhere else. Manmade traces seem to have been gentle on the landscape, and the geometry I seek to uncover in the land is thus often aided by structures, dwellings within the darkly forested sites or detritus on the beaches. My recent compositions of Maine show less struggle with building abstraction, whether stern hard rock or limpid water, and, therefore more of a load of deep feelings, both current and remembered, articulated and inchoate, that make me want to paint this particular place called Maine.” 

Joellyn’s exhibition of her paintings, Reflections of Maine, Coming Home is on view through August 30 at The Gallery at Somes Sound. http://www.galleryatsomessound.com/home

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