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Beverly Brodsky
NYC, NY

Media:Painting;
Genre:Abstract;


ARTIST STATEMENT: My work is a choreography of the unique physical forms in nature, and an expression of the transformative energy in the universe. I visualize a dynamic presence that imprints its language on all its surfaces. When I layer the paint, I think about beginnings, of primordial worlds, and about the way nature carves the earth's crust or core to create form. My paintings, therefore, reflect the passage of geological time. They are also concerned with mysterious, non-linear realitites of the spirit world and my own dream world where memories of ancient origins incubate and eventually emerge. Recently, I have been painting and drawing my abstract perceptions of the Hudson River where I live and work. My long walks there move me to new levels of sensory experiences. I am deeply affected by evolution and the capacity for renewal (especially after the tragedy of September eleventh), and the fact that birds and fish are returning to cleaner waters. This experience has made me more aware of the nature of water's rhythm, color, and light, as well as the changes that occur throughout the day and through the seasons. Through my window I am able to watch the changes in weather patterns, as well as the many varieties of clouds moving across the sky. The sunset's colorful abstractions take my breath away, too. And, lightning, signaling the coming of a storm stirs me. All these natural elements influence my work. Nature is a voice that translates into form and color on my canvases.
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  • "It Comes About"
    2012
    oil/canvas
    The immediacy of feeling and direct painting is a significant part of the abstract interpretation of these organic forms.

  • Elegy
    2012
    oil on canvas
    60" X 70"
    Painted during and after storm Sandy and the death of my mother, Frances.

  • Evocation
    2017
    oil on canvas
    20 X 20"
    Evoking natural forms in a landscape.

  • Incantation
    2016-17
    Oil on canvas
    68"X 72"
    Shamanic chanting

  • Incantation 2
    2016-17
    oil on canvas
    68" X 72"
    Rhythmic chanting of an ancient medicine man/woman inside a cave.

  • Red Earth
    2010
    oil on canvas
    68"X72"
    Lava flows, magma, Lahar, the intensity of red pigment, strong contrasting colors and objects caught in the powerful rhythms of nature.

  • Nevis
    2014
    oil on canvas
    44" x 40"
    A journey into the rain forest in the Carribean Island of Nevis.

  • Canopy
    2016
    oil on canvas
    60"X70"
    Natural forms under the canopy and light inside its vegetation.

  • "Pulse"
    2012
    oil/canvas
    Rhythmic forms and intensity and clarity of color capture my concern for natural forms which are often enigmatic.

  • Forest Floor
    2018
    Watercolor on paper
    30X20"
    Various elements and natural objects that appear on the forest floor.

  • Creation
    2018
    Watercolor on paper
    30X20"
    Back to beginnings of the Earth.

  • White Flower
    2009
    oil/canvas
    52"X 56"
    Ephemeral organic forms floating in air and water.

  • "Transfigured Forms"
    2012
    oil/canvas
    During a transported state of mind, forms seemed to change through a condensed non-linear moment.

  • "Inner Fire"
    2012
    oil/canvas
    concerns my passion for painting, for life, and for color.

  • "A Walk Through The Marsh"
    2010
    oil/canvas
    My emotional response to the natural environment of Vancouver,Canada and my adventures there probably influenced my palette and brush work in this canvas.

  • "Resurrection"
    2010
    oil/canvas
    These chromatic contrasts, calligraphic marks, and layered pigments, are my responses to walks in the ancient layered forests of Vancouver, Canada.

  • "Ascending"
    2011
    oil/canvas
    My palette and movement of brushwork is an important part of my this expression of light and chromatic contrast across my canvas.

  • Pond
    2009
    Oil/paper
    25 1/2" X 19 1/2"
    Organic forms deep within the pond.

  • Wind and Sand
    1999
    oil/canvas
    Dynamism in nature, forces of wind over desert sand floating, flying, and falling objects of my imagination are references in this painting.

  • "Crescendo"
    2010
    oil/canvas
    My deep connection to music and the sounds of the city are reflected in the dynamics of this painting.

  • Water,stones, and floating objects
    2010
    Monotype
    30"X40"
    Vermont residency rivers, streams, and waterfalls.
 








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