Ana Guerra: invisible forces

May 18 - June 30, 2019
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • surface murmuation 2018
    • oil on board: 24 x 24 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • passing thru
    • oil on board: 35 x 35 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • elation 2018
    • oil on board: 32 x 31 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • vermillion
    • oil on panel: 48 x 45 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • ordinary radiance 2017
    • oil on panel: 48 x 48 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • birdsong II 2018
    • oil on board: 40 x 36 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • sonata (three movements) 2018
    • oil on board: 45 x 48 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • 108+ 2018
    • oil on board: 48 x 43.5 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • green murmuation 2018
    • oil on board: 23 x 31 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • converging
    • oil on board: 48 x 45 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • rush
    • oil on board: 45 x 48 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • flight of fancy 2018
    • oil on board: 31 x 41 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • fugitive fragrance 2018
    • oil on board: 45 x 48 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • uturn 2017
    • oil on panel: 31 x 41 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • uprights 2016
    • oil on panel: 9 x 12 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • razor's edge
    • oil on panel
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • horizonless
    • oil on panel: 9 x 12 inches
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • glacial erratics
    • oil on panel
    • Ana Guerra: invisible forces
    • landscape
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Cade Tompkins Projects is pleased to present invisible forces, an exhibition of new paintings by Ana Guerra.  Works include surface murmuration, tender season, and passing thru, which bring to mind visions of water currents or the piercing light of stars in inky skies. Guerra describes that the paintings form the experiences we all share — interior and exterior — small moments as well as those that sometimes overwhelm us with the splendor of being alive — the common landscape of being human.

A second body of work explores Guerra’s interest in small landscape paintings. As she explains, Edited and intensified by memory, the small landscape paintings are based on moments I have seen in the 40 years I have been living on Cape Ann. Everything I have learned about orchestrating light and space starts here. Guerra uses these paintings to develop color and space concerns, henceforth translating them into the larger, abstracted paintings that comprise the majority of her ouevre.

Ana Guerra left Havana, Cuba in 1960, at age 8, arriving with her family into exile in the United States on the day JFK was elected President. In 1968 Guerra attended the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, and in 1974 received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking, with honors, from the Rhode Island School of Design. Guerra has made painting her life’s focus since 1968, and has lived on Gloucester’s shore since 1978.

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