A new exhibit, Contemporary Architectural Landscape Explorations,A journey from Semi-representational to Abstract, a series of acrylic paintings by Judith A. Kramer is on display in Tucson International Airport's Lower Link Gallery through August 6, 2010.
Kramer's paintings are architectural landscape interpretations with an emphasis on geometric form, spatial relationships, and further explorations of geometric design.Brushing on flat broad areas of color, paint application is strongly controlled so that brush strokes are rarely noticeable. The edges of shapes are razor sharp.
These paintings are clear, precise, extremely dynamic, and bold.
Stillness and quiet, combined with some movement and an expression of related energy are the primary engines of this body of work. Expressing stillness, while not eliminating its sense of energy, is a way to bring some degree of sanity to the frantic world of multitasking and violence in which we find ourselves living. Mrs. Kramer states, "With it I strive to provide a reminder to the viewer that, in the midst of all of this, there can be beauty in stillness and peacefulness at any time that it's there - we only need to capture it, and get in touch with our own stillness and quiet.
"There continues to be, in my body of work, the transition from semi-representational interpretations to abstract. I have been pushing the boundaries, leading to Abstraction."
Mrs. Kramer spent 27 years as a public relations professional. She's written two children's books, and has edited several books for authors. A resident of Tucson since 2001, she exhibits her work throughout the US.
For more information about Mrs. Kramer, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/judithkramerartist/.
Judith A. Kramer
Architectural Forms Series #3; 20"x20" Acrylic on Canvas
Architectural Forms Series #4; 20"x20" Acrylic on Canvas
Architectural Forms Series #6; 24"x24" Acrylic on Canvas
The temporary exhibits program at Tucson International Airport is open to artists living in the airport's trade area: Pima, Pinal, Cochise, Santa Cruz Counties in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Since the Authority initiated this community outreach program in 1991, it has hosted exhibits by hundreds of artists in the region.