April 18 - May 8, 2019
Reception: Thursday, January 1, 1970, 6-8 PMInquire
Deana Evstefeeva’s texture in paintings created by the use of palette knives and brushwork ranging from gentle texture from brush to heavy sculpting impasto. Often portraying landscapes, her application of the venerable medium of oil adds layers to her work, pixelating it as well as lending it an expansive spatial depth that would be impossible to render in any other medium.
Evstefeeva’s oil on canvas work American Beauty utilizes a particular texture technique that is especially effective in this context. The canyon pictured feels almost tactile, the oil paint working to give the rendering of sheer cliffs a kind of skin replete with crevices and pockmocked contours.