Leonora Carrington

Brewster Gallery

In this show of recent paintings, works on paper, and sculptures, all executed since her move to New York in 1986, Leonora Carrington, one of the lesser-known figures of the European Surrealist movement, offered some of her most compelling expressions to date. In all these pieces, Carrington demonstrates a peerless mastery of what might be called visual poetics: the unfolding drama of form that is to be found only in art of the highest level. She reveals an unfettered creativity that is constantly engaged in a passionate search for larger truths.

Carrington’s method is an evocative one. In the paintings, for example, she provides discrete glimpses of a world apart from the commonplace, where things often appear to be fantastic, but seem to have aspects to them that are utterly familiar. Carrington’s figures, as well as the settings and situations in which they function, are ripe with meanings

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