Posts Tagged ‘Anne Neely’

Paper Prayers/In the Spirit

Thursday, December 19th, 1991

Many of the artists here are of a gener­a­tion who rejected the conven­tional comforts of orga­nized reli­gion — and now they find them­selves facing the inevitable mystery of death alone. They are re-inventing rituals that feel authentic to them and finding new ways to satisfy their spir­i­tual needs. Paper Prayers has become one such contem­po­rary healing ritual — a small congre­ga­tion of artists gath­ered together In the Spirit.

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Anne Neely/Robert Ferrandini

Friday, April 1st, 1983

Yet there is exhil­a­ra­tion in the terror, the vertig­i­nous fall. These speedy, violent fantasies of destruc­tion and chaos are tenderly, beau­ti­fully described. The draw­ings in graphite and linseed oil – the oil used wonder­fully as color – and the swirls of paint in eerie sea greens or fiery reds compose a balanced, painterly surface. The language of abstrac­tion pulls us upward, as the images plunge us into the abyss.

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