Friday, July 27, 2007

Monica Pitre, Of Night, Light and Half-Light, FAB Gallery, July 24 - August 18, 2007

Perhaps one of the most articulate artists around, Pitre reveals her MFA thesis to be full of astounding surprises. "This Can't be Contained" (#1 & 2) are simply the most mesmerizing pieces. Floating off the wall, haunting, hiding, long after the visual memory has faded, there is something lingering. Undefined, but perhaps, not yet to be defined.
The show as a whole espouses a deep remanent of nature without strictly "representing" nature as picture, but nature as sense and emotion.
As a tangent, one can't help but be reminded of the starry muddy waters in Charles Laughton's "Night of the Hunter," of the children floating away on the luminiscent blackness--and it is this overwhelming feeling, or perhaps memory of a return, that remains so striking.

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