September 22–November 17, 2006
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The Gallery of Contemporary Art is pleased to present it’s first solo exhibit in over a decade entitled Floating Worlds. This exhibit features bold, abstract paintings by Virginia Maitland and opens September 22. Floating Worlds presents a glimpse into Virginia Maitland’s vibrant yet ethereal style. Virginia Maitland’s masterful marriage of color and form has been influenced by the enduring tradition of abstract expressionists and color field painters as well as the haunting yet bold beauty of Colorado and the West. Maitland’s powerful paintings evoke emotions ranging from chaotically violent to – a detached calm. Veiled spaces within the color fields craft the illusion of windows into an alternate reality. These other worlds float in her creations just out of reach. Recent works integrate photographs from her visit to New York City into expresive and more representational statements – about memory, time and place. This exhibition offers the juxtaposition of early and recent work to givethe viewer a sence of her evolving style. The liminal quality of Maitland’s paintings unites old and new styles and transports her work into the sublime.
Hers is the first solo show at the Gallery in over a decade and ushers in a new era of programing. The exhibition includes 28 large format oil, acrylic, monotype, pastel and composite works all designed to stimulate the eye. For more information on Virginia Maitland, visit her website.