Conceptual Art and Abstraction Rule Solos at Space and David B. SmithPatricia Aaron Raw and Real | Recent Work Michael Paglia Westword December 20, 2019Space Gallery, Denver, CO
Patricia Aaron/Raw and Real, highlights luscious encaustic paintings by prominent Colorado artist Patricia Aaron. though all three of the showcased artists at Space favor densely composed compositions, Aaron does the others one better by creating all-over abstractions that are atmospheric. Using scribbles, drips, and runs, she makes innumerable pictorial moves that she consolidates into the picture, over, under and around each other. Though the paintings have a neo-abstract-expressionist quality, Aaron has updated that by expressing a sense of depth, as though the viewer were looking into a dense fog or murky waters.
On the second floor are some experimental pieces in which Aaron has stacked panels to form paintings that are actually wall reliefs. One of these, "Le Soleil," a stack dominated by shades of yellow interrupted by bits of red and blue, has been acquired by the Kirkland Museum.
Connected by Color Dazzling Palettes Link Four Colorado Artists at the Arvada Center Michael Paglia Westword October 18, 2018
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Arvada, CO 2018
In the most formal rooms on the upper floor are the encaustic paintings by Aaron, who lives in Denver. These pieces have a magisterial character, owing both to the iconic quality of the limited palettes she often uses (though there are exceptions) and their quiet shimmer under the spotlights. This subtle luminance is a defining characteristic of Aaron’s oeuvre, since she builds up her paintings by applying layer upon layer of translucent coats of wax infused with pigment. Even in a show organized around the use of color, her skills as an accomplished colorist stand out.
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Colorado Abstract PAINTINGS | SCULPTURE Fresco Fine Art Publications. llc Mary Voelz Chandler, 2009
Hers is pluralistic work - abstraction prodded by conceptualism. It catches a viewer off guard while turning painting, mark-making and sculpture into objects and installations that continue to surprise.