Clinton, Conn. artist Karen Green Recor will show her recent works, large-scale abstract canvases, at the Nylen Gallery in Westport on Friday, June 25. A reception for the artist will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 25 and the show continues on until Aug. 7.
Green Recor last hung her works at the Nylen Gallery in 2008. Since then, “she has begun working with paint that is both thinner and thicker than before, achieving watercolor like blooms that bring a new lightness,” the gallery says.
“My new abstract paintings have evolved with experimental techniques which contain some transparent and translucent areas, some thick impasto paint areas, sensitive line, shape, color and movement that evoke memories for the viewer be it of a time, place, or idea that lingers in the subconscious,” Green Recor explains.
The artist, who has quite of bit of travel under her belt, draws on influences from Native American and Mayan archaeological sites, as well as the ruins of Greece, Egypt, Morocco, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, the British Isles, the Caribbean and Canada.
“The influences and mark making techniques of the cultures were absorbed into her psyche and in her artwork,” Nylen says.