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Paintings by Mary Lingen



"Impressionists used a dash, pointillists a dot, Cezanne a rectangle, and Chuck Close goes wild within a grid—-and yet our minds can easily translate these shapes into a representational image.   It occurred to me that any shape can be used and that shapes have expressive potential.  It also illustrated that one can view a painting from a distance and have one experience, and have a totally different experience when viewing it up close.  Representation and abstraction coexist in the same work." -Mary Lingen

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