Los Angeles

Marion Aldrich

Rex Evans Gallery

Lady painters from small rural villages rarely paint the sort of pictures that would please an audience of urban sophisticates. Marion Aldrich is an exception. She limits her medium to transparent watercolor on paper and devotes herself to its expressive possibilities. She paints landscapes with a simple, totally unpretentious technique reducing the subject to shape and light. The quality of light as a function of her recognition of the integrity of her medium is the most memorable element of the pictures which involve scenes from California to Kansas to New England. She gives each something peculiarly nostalgic like a fleeting, remembered image from a train or automobile window, a kind of consciously artless stimulus to visual memory.

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