City Grid Installation at the Hall at Crane Arts
Large wall installation for the Group Mural Exhibit at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
"A 48-square series entitled 'City Grid' makes up Donna Backues contribution. Using acrylic paint on unstretched cotton canvas, Backues renders minimal snapshots of the urban environment with a brush instead of a camera. They range from dark blues that hint at dusk, to images with red and yellow patches that seem as if they had been painted at dawn. In this way, the artist captures both place and time in paintings that would otherwise be almost entirely abstract."
Review by Chip Schwartz
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