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Meryl Blinder: Aquatic

Frame 301 Gallery

January 29, 2015 - March 29, 2015

The current installation in the Frame 301 space is Meryl Blinder’s: Aquatic on view through Sunday, March 29, 2015. The group of five panels represents Blinder’s interest in how color and patterns excite our visual pathways, engage our senses and can be conveyed through the traditional mediums of oil painting and pencil drawing.

The painted canvas acts as both a window and a surface. Oil paint, when loosely applied, is translucent and the layering of colors conveys depth and space and pencil lines are precise and repetitive. They contrast with the depth of oil paint ground as they delicately incise the canvas surface. Blinder utilizes Orange and blue, which are complements and opposites: the warm and cool colors appear to advance and recede.

Drawing and color have had an important role throughout Blinder’s career. She spent 10 years working as a colorist for the architect Michael Graves. While there, she worked on color models and renderings. She also created patterns and color for such projects as Disney Dolphin, Swan hotels and the Denver Public Library. As a courtroom sketch artist, Blinder documented events for television news stations in Connecticut and New York. Her work has also been commemorative; she has exhibited 2 drawing installations at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on World AIDS day in 2000 and 2001 and her drawing in reaction to the World Trade Center bombing is in the permanent archive of the Library of Congress. Blinder currently has a studio in Boston and teaches color and drawing at the School on Architecture and Design at Wentworth Institute in Boston.