Monday, September 21, 2015

Erin Lawlor

              Erin Lawlor  Cleaver  2013  oil on linen  63.75" x 51"

I am not usually attracted to expressionistic abstraction but in Lawlor's case how could I not be. These elegant offerings delight the senses in every way. The paint handling is magnificent, the color thoughtful and the scale impressive. My first thought when I saw the work was, how does she keep those massive brushes so pristine as she paints and cleans each one throughout the process. They also reminded me a bit of Lesley Vance's work.