Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, Go! “Enjoyment of art”

Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, Go! “Enjoyment of art”

Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, Go! Wednesday, “Enjoyment of art”, January 26, 2005

“I don’t know about art, but I know what I like,” the Cramps’ Lux Interior once proudly sang. That’s more or less Go!’s position on fine art. We’re no experts, but we can point you to something we think you’ll like. It’s an exhibit called “Weight of Light” by French born abstract painter Christine Arveil…. Arveil, who now lives in these parts, opened her first studio in Paris in 1984. Back then she was struck by the art of varnish and how it is integral to the creation of classical violins…. But technique is not the point. The interiority of her painting is such that each one seems to have a moral life of its own. Music, truly, is connected to Arveil’s art. “It’s one of the things I try to translate into painting,” she says. “Can we possibly visualize a complex prime emotion before it fits itself into a definite medium?” Renowned cellist Lynn Harrell wrote of Arveil’s work that it was “a revelation of subtlety, color and translucence — magnificent and breathtaking.”