Magalie Guerin Untitled (Hat-Wood) 2013 oil on canvas 16" x 20"
Guerin is a recent graduate from the SAIC painting and drawing program. I like the way she continues the investigation of paintings history with her individuated approach to abstraction. Her sense of color and choice of subject matter make me want to see more of this special young talent. Her work gives evidence to the special programs that SAIC provides painters today. I can see the influence of many who came before her like Elizabeth Murry, Mary Heilman, Charlene Von Heyl, Tomma Abts. However, she holds her own with her emotive paintings.