Jennifer Lord, Arts Entertainment, The Daily News, “Opalescent art”

Jennifer Lord, Arts Entertainment, The Daily News, “Opalescent art”

“The images in Christine Arveil’s artwork float just beneath the surface, changing with the light or the position of the viewer… Arveil takes pride in using found objects for many of her pieces. In the center of the room, for example, is a log that naturally split in two. Fascinated with the natural puzzle, Arveil painted a vein of varnish spiked with gold… “I love the contradiction of using precious materials, this gold, over something that would be discarded otherwise”…. I think it’s so disappointing to have a painting,” Arveil said. “You hang it on the wall, you’re stuck with it for years. I wanted to make something that would change, that would keep surprising you.”

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