• Barbara Grad

    Bernard Toale Gallery

    In her large paintings and small watercolor and ink studies, Barbara Grad renders the view from her studio window in stunning abstract forms. The bushes, trees, flowers, sloping hills, and fields become biomorphic shapes—resembling seeds, leaves, and branches—all of which seem about to blossom or bear fruit. The eight oil-on-linen paintings included in this, Grad’s first Boston solo show, represent the culmination of years of travel during which she painted both realistic and abstract landscapes. The mountains, hills, and exotic flora of Hawaii, New Mexico, and Portugal have evolved into organic

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