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About the Art

For the appropriately titled 'torrent' Jane Boyer asks a number of questions of herself and the viewer: What happens when gestural abstraction is given boundaries and made on a human scale? What happens when a woman brings the reality of her life to the violence of gestural abstraction? What happens when gestural abstraction is made non-heroic?

'torrent' is the reply, and its intense marks and colorful contrasts make a forceful statement that passion and intensity are innate to life itself…

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About the Artist

Jane Boyer is an abstract painter who uses very little paint in her paintings, preferring the contrast of powder and liquid in the creation of surfaces; powdered graphite being one of her favourite media, with her most recent paintings use black acrylic paint more as ink than paint. Through the lay…

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