November 2007

Anne Leone and Daniel Ludwig

Figuring The Figure

November 6 - 30

Daniel Ludwig. Seated Figure with White Cloth, 2006. Oil on canvas, 40" x 30".

Anne Leone. Two Swimmers, No. 3, 2006. Acrylic on linen, 60" x 36".
Anne Leone's contextualized compositions bridge conceptual ideas with "real" personal intentions. There exists an ambiguity in her paintings that can be viewed as unsettling yet captivating. Using water metaphorically to investigate states of being, the painter places the figure at the center of the dialogue, creating eloquent and moving "represen-tational" examinations of isolation, serenity, confi dence, fear, distress, or joy.

The work of master painter and sculptor Daniel Ludwig is sensuous in its tonality and resonates with aesthetic references to the rich surfaces and palette of the Renaissance. The figures in his paintings are posed in positions and situations that refl ect the time- honored practices of the Renaissance, yet there exists a distinct consciousness of our time and place in his compositions.

Leone and Ludwig are both art educators who have exhibited widely. Until his retirement, Daniel Ludwig taught for many years at Salve Regina University; Anne Leone is a retired professor from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. This exhibition is curated by Richard Whitten, Rhode Island College Department of Art.

Reception: November 8, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Hall Space Gallery

Works By Astrid

Astrid. Unknown Portrait, 2007. Sumi ink on paper, 18" x 24".
Painter/printmaker Astrid's expressive style is brought forth in a series of bold portraits.

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