ART on 5th presents "Cynda Valle" opening reception
Los Angeles-based artist Cynda Valle creates luminous portraits using an antiquated technique of oil glazing and tempra paints, previously used by old Renaissance masters such as Rubens and Vermeer. This process requires her to tediously build up the surface of the canvas with over 30 layers of translucent paints. Her bright colors and eerie scenes are like something out of a strange dream. These contemporary paintings are witty as well as beautiful, often referencing famous works from art history, but with a surrealist twist.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through June 24.