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Angela DeLaura

Touchstone Gallery

Angela DeLaura’s drawn paintings at the Touchstone Gallery also imply an order through the repetition of analogous forms. With a rapidograph pen she delineates circles and ellipses over a smooth linen surface brushed with acrylic color. By massing her units in different densities and by varying their size, she sets up vibrant rhythms which intimate nature’s growth processes. The tonal gradations produced by her technique establish a spatial pulsation parallel to the surface increasing and diminishing of form. Within this linear fabric, there are hints of cumulus clouds, cellular leaves, vaginal openings. Because DeLaura generally chooses a square format, there is a discrepancy between her depicted circular shapes and the literal shape of the painting. This discrepancy accentuates the allusionistic pictorial ism of the image, for the parts are not synonymous with the whole. The few paintings

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