Nature’s softer side, and the fluid, sometimes ethereal, quality of landscapes resonates in the luscious paintings that comprise the new works featured in Claudia Mengel’s show, “Landscape Poetry.” The exhibition opens at New Canaan Library’s Curtis Gallery on Thursday, January 21 and runs through Sunday, February 23, 2020. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 23 from 6 - 8 p.m.; a Q & A with the artist will begin at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Poetry is a type of literature, or artistic writing, which attempts to stir a reader’s imagination or emotions. In this show, Claudia Mengel is the poetic artist; she embraces her surroundings and through her personal interpretations of the world around her presents unique combinations of color and line that let the viewer’s imagination soar. Her composed fields are unexpectedly light, and bring the viewer into a beautiful, visual poem.
“My work comes from not looking, but experiencing, the world around me, and then translating these visual and emotional perceptions,” states Mengel. “With every creation, there is a new discovery, a new problem, a new solution. Every time I approach the blank white space, I take a unique journey always unlike the last, and never like the next. It is what keeps me coming back.”