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"New Work: Paintings by Dale Haven Loy"
1999-10-01 until 1999-11-06
Sharon Truax Fine Art
USA United States of America
Sharon Truax Fine Art is pleased to announce, New Work: Paintings by Dale Haven Loy. Returning to Venice, CA, for a second solo exhibition, Loy's most recent paintings represent a profound celebration of life and coming home. The painter's focus has dramatically shifted from the earlier landscapes with a distant perspective to an up-front vantage point in this new body of work of twenty-four oil paintings and a four-panel Japanese screen.
The catalyst for the work was the artist's view of two plane trees planted in the Campo Santa Margherita in Venice, Italy, seen through apartment windows that perfectly framed each tree. Overlooking the square, Loy began a mystical journey, recalling her formative years in Southern California with memories of the sycamores (the region's version of the plane tree) that lined the older streets and lush canyons of the cities. Far from home in this cherished Italian city, rich in art and architecture, Loy's purpose as a painter quickened, to speak of what is uniquely its own thing, the tree.
Dale Haven Loy was born in Los Angeles and began her art training at U.C.L.A. She received her M.F.A. degree from the American University in Washington, DC where she currently resides. Loy's paintings have been exhibited widely in galleries, museums, traveling exhibitions and public spaces in the United States and abroad. Among the venues are The Corcoran Gallery of Art and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, the United Nations in New York and the American Cultural Center in Madrid, Spain.
A catalogue accompanies the exhibition with an introduction by Henry T. Hopkins and an essay by the acclaimed American poet, W.S. Merwin. For further information, please call or visit our website.