Arcadia Contemporary presents the Premiere U.S. Solo Exhibition from Mary Jane Ansell. June 18th from 6-8pm for the opening reception, this exhibition will be on view through July 3rd. The Artist will be in attendance for the opening reception.
Ansell is one of the few female artists in the world to be a finalist in four different years of Britain’s prestigious, BP Portrait Award competition, held annually at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Ansell’s works are known for their ability to incorporate intriguing narratives that transport the viewer into moments that are both transcendent and meditative.
Sixteen new oil on aluminum panels (the artist’s preferred medium on which to paint because of the flawlessly smooth textures she can achieve) will be premiered at Arcadia Contemporary’s Soho gallery. In drawing from influences that range from classic portraiture, to rock and roll, to the world of haute couture, Ansell reveals an interplay of solid and diaphanous shapes combined with warm and cold surfaces, executed through her masterful technique. the results are astounding narrative paintings of great depth and beauty. These works incorporate imagery from two distinct realms: the Natural and the Political. Ansell champions a return to nature, reminding us to savor calm moments in times of ideological strife.
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