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"Lois Gold's new work is a departure from what I have seen come out of her studio in years past. Formerly interested in classical figuration in her painting, Gold's brushwork has evolved into an exploration of color and texture. When speaking with her about art history in general and her art specifically, allusions to the Impressionists' palette and the light of European Old Masters are referenced. Though true to her own expression, there are subtle historical references that can be appreciated in her oeuvre."

"Trilogy III" confounds its viewer. Is the scene depicted an abstraction of reflected clouds on water? Are the panels supposed to be "read" in a narrative manner? Indeed, the organic forms depicted are reminiscent of the pond grasses that Monet spent years trying to reproduce in his Giverny gardens. Unlike Monet, however, Gold is more concerned about capturing the saturations of blues, greens and yellows in mesmerizing sequences. "Landscape Behind a Scrim" is rich in color and especially texture. The collaged fibers create a veil resulting in a fractured background much like stained-glass windows. The doorway in the lower right remains intact with new growth emerging from the opening, perhaps a symbol of renewal?

"The archaic and a sense of timelessness are also evident in Gold's paintings. The variegated colors in "Fresco II" hark to ancient walls with pigments one associates with Pompeii or Istanbul. "Kashmir" is the culmination of Lois Gold's use of mixed media. Layers of colors, recalling the temple walls of Raghuntha in northern India, are highlighted by stencil patterns ubiquitous in the East. "Portal I", "The Window" and other works are both literal as well as mystical creations that make references to not only the passage of time, but to the timeless quality that will endure in Lois Gold's paintings."

August O. Uribe,
Former Senior Vice President
Impressionist and Modern Art
Sotheby's

Xanadu
Mixed Media on Canvas
40"x48"
2018
City of Light
Mixed Media on Canvas
36"x36"
2018
Umbria I
Mixed Media on Canvas
24"x24"
2018
Umbria II
Mixed Media on Canvas
24"x24"
2018
The Violet Hour, diptych
Mixed Media on Canvas
40"x60"
2018
Sunlit Field III
Mixed Media on Canvas
40"x30"
2018
Sunlit Field II
Mixed Media on Canvas
40"x30"
2018
Rhapsody
Acrylic on Canvas
36"x36"
2018
Still Life II
Mixed Media on Canvas
40"x30"
2018
Still Life III
Mixed Media on Canvas
40"x30"
2018
Resonance II
Acrylic on Canvas
36"x36"
2018
Giverny Revisited
Acrylic on Canvas
36"x36"
2018
Pentimento II
Acrylic on Canvas
30"x20"
2018
First Blooms
Mixed Media on Canvas
10"x12"
2018
Jubuliant
Mixed Media on Canvas
12"x18"
2018
Harmony
Mixed Media II
12"x16"
2018
Carnival
Mixed Media on Canvas
20"x20"
2018