Dusty Boynton, Growing Up, 2014, mixed media on paper, 34 × 26".

Dusty Boynton

Denise Bibro Fine Art

Dusty Boynton, Growing Up, 2014, mixed media on paper, 34 × 26".

The first, most immediately striking quality of Dusty Boynton’s expressionist paintings is the forcefulness of her line: See, for instance, the pitch-black contours of the ghostly figures in Sunny Daze, 2014, or the clever interplay of rambling black and red lines in Drawing Class, 2015. This deft draftsmanship appears alongside outbursts of bright color, as in the garish red-lipstick smears that form the mouths of the female faces in Headstand, 2014, and Anything’s Possible, 2015, or the red blemishes that strangely spot the face of Potato Head, 2015.

Of the thirty-three works in this exhibition at Denise Bibro Fine Art, fifteen were on paper and relatively small, and eighteen were on canvas or linen and relatively large. Most featured a mix of oil and graphite, seemingly indiscriminately, such that drawing and painting collapsed into a single expressive field. Some of her paintings

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