For immediate release
October 26, 2012
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of Margaret Wall-Romana's Tangle and Sensation.
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The Sensorium of Painting:
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Archer Gallery is proud to present the first Northwest exhibit by Minnesota painter, Margaret Wall-Romana. Her large oil on wood panel painting can only be described a extravagantly romantic and seriously beautiful. A graduate of the University of California, Davis, with an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, Wall-Romana has work in collections from London to Manhattan to San Francisco and is currently represented by the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles.
"To call Minnesota artist Wall-Romana a painter of visionary botanical art is too clinical for her results, and too modest for her aspirations. She is a painter of exquisitely detailed flowers and vines, leaves and grasses, with an occasional fallen feather or crumpled bird woven into blowsy bouquets of roots and twigs that seem to drift through space. Sheer veils of soft color -- apricot, creamy ivory, ice blue -- flutter behind her blossoms and some- times frame distant vistas of low mountains, mossy meadows, limpid seas. .........." (Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 25, 2011)
Archer Gallery Director Carson Legree extended thanks to “the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles and the artist for the loan of this beautiful artwork. And thanks as always to the Associated Student Body of Clark College for funding this program.”
Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Travel directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.