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July 2011

M Gallery of Fine Art SE in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Olga Krimon

M Gallery of Fine Art SE in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, Reflections, featuring works by Olga Krimon, on view from July 1 - 31, 2011. A reception will be held on July 1, from 5-8pm.

The exhibition will feature works by Krimon that have reflective qualities, where either reflective, calm pieces will be displayed, or pieces showing the movement of light and the literal play on reflective objects. This exhibition is aimed at getting a viewer to linger for some time, building connections between each item and its play on “Reflection”.

“I want the viewer to spend some time and study the piece. For me personally, (this exhibition) is a reflection on where I am, having a solo show is a big thing for me,” says Krimon.

Krimon received her formal academic art education in the Art School in Kazan, Russia, graduating with honors. While mostly self-taught in oil, she studied with Jeremy Lipking (oil classes and workshop) and Glen Orbik (figurative and portrait drawing classes, California Art Institute). She has taken several prizes throughout her career and exhibits through organizations including the Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, and California Art Club.

Krimon offered the following statement, “I find an idea – an abstract idea – and I follow it. It may be a compositional solution based on diagonals or horizontals, or on repeated shapes. Or it may be the movement of the light – starting slow on the left, getting progressively stronger, culminating at a focal point and then gradually receding. It may be the way the silhouette blurs into the background and then has areas of stronger sharper contrast that dominate and make the shape come alive. And it’s always about the rhythm, about the movement. You rearrange, you find the best solutions by varying the relationships, the degrees of warm/cold, sharp/soft, dark/light – to create that movement.”

“The best representational art is about that, and that’s what I’m trying to follow,” adds Krimon. “It really doesn’t matter if it’s a painting of a sitter, a still life, or a landscape – it’s not about the object itself. The idea is very abstract, which is ironic for a truly realistic painting. I’m also attracted to a painting where something is happening around the focal area, while the other areas are much quieter and subdued - not a screaming piece where things happen all over the place, but a painting that guides me into it and makes my eyes follow it in a very calculated way. Everything else is secondary.”

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