On her website, Larsen explains what she’s doing in her landscapes: “I want my viewers to know how I felt about a place when I painted it. I’m not trying to copy what I see nor am I interested in lots of detail. I want to suggest a subject with the buildup of paint and exciting brushstrokes.”
In her artist’s statement, Minnery writes that she creates art “because I have a need to make visual the excitement I felt when I first looked at (or thought about) the subject at hand—searching for the unseen, not just the surface reality.”
Pictured is Minnery’s Red Tree.
Mavericks: Ann Larsen/Catherine Minnery opens tomorrow (Friday, March 8) at Sorelle Gallery (Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave., Albany) with a reception from 5 to 8 PM. The show will remain on view through March 21. For more info, call 482-2000.