Alicia Faxon, Arts New England

Alicia Faxon, Arts New England

Alicia Faxon, Arts New England, “Christine Arveil: Weight of light”, June-July 2005, Vol. 26, Issue 4, p. 35

“As Walter Pater said, “All art aspires to the condition of music,“ and Christine Arveil’s paintings exemplifies this idea. She combines violin varnishes and pigments on wood to create haunting, expressive works, mainly abstract in organization, suggestive of themes and unheard melodies…. In an abstract work such as Fate (2003) the artist captures a sense of dramatic movement, almost a crescendo or menacing leitmotiv. Some of the figurations are more benign, as in a figure with open arms in I’ll Be There For You, but generally the tone is darker, as in the elements of The Price of Freedom. In this work the blood-red swirling mass seems to mirror warfare, wounds, and death.”

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