Contemplations – A New Work by Ingrid Dee Magidson

Contemplations of Miro is one of Ingrid’s most recent abstract works.  There is wonderful movement in the painting as the amorphous figures seem to float and dance on the canvas.  Using paint and resin, the shapes appear to jump from the canvas.  The shapes evoke a feeling of strange sea creatures or perhaps as viewed under a microscope.  The bright colors are evocative and there is a welcoming, whimsical sense to the painting.

"Contemplations of Miro" 48 x 48 inches

“Contemplations of Miro” 48 x 48 inches

As in all of Ingrid’s work, layers are integral to her creations, Contemplations of Miro is no exception.  The large shapes are the first thing the viewer sees, but as we continue on one starts to see tightly written poetry flowing throughout the painting.  There is a sense of reading the poem without actually reading it, more like absorbing the essence or the raw emotion of the poem.  As we look deeper, we see faint rings of paint.  These fine lines lead our eyes around the composition subconsciously.  Again another layer for the mind to discover.  It is a kind of three dimensional dance on a two dimensional surface.  And the longer one looks, the more one sees.  It is a work that one wants to pull up a chair in front of, get comfortable and just…look.  Contemplations is an apt title for the work.

This work and other beautiful abstracts are now showing at Galerie Zuger in Vail Colorado.

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Houston Exhibition Preview

Once Upon a Timeless opens in Houston, TX, Friday, April 22 at the Unix Gallery

Ingrid has reached into the creative unknown to produce her most exciting work to date.  It has always been her goal to paint the human spirit in her work, to capture that spark or essence that is the nobility in each of us.  Using three related techniques in this unusual exhibition, Ingrid brushes the beauty within each of us.  Though it is difficult to capture the true depth and dimensionality of her work in photographs, here for your viewing pleasure are a few samples of the masterpieces you will see at the exhibition.

Toscas-Lost-Love-52x38

Tosca’s Lost Love 52 x 38

Ingrid continues to create her most well-known work, consisting of transparent layers, antique objects and butterflies.  Stunningly beautiful images that touch the divine in each of us.

Once Upon a Timeless 39 x 29

Once Upon a Timeless 39 x 29

Never content to stand still, Ingrid experiments with new materials in this recent series of dimensional work.  The objects literally jump from the surface.

The Magician 55 x 48

The Magician 55 x 48

 

Emergence 38 x 32

Abstraction has always been a critical part of Ingrid’s work, sometime layered deep within her figurative work, or gently applied to the transparent surfaces.  Her show in Houston will be the first time these paintings will be shown as separate and unique work.

First 46 x 70

First 46 x 70

 

Genesis 48 x 72

Genesis 48 x 72

Once Upon a Timeless
April 22 – May 31, 2016
Opening Reception for the Artist: Friday, April 22, 5-8pm

Unix Gallery
4411 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
713-874-1770
UnixGallery.com