TALISMAN: Renée Emanuel at Marywood

TALISMAN: Renée Emanuel

Renée Emanuel, Anticipating Spring, acrylic on canvas, 38×42″

Suraci Gallery
Oct 20, 2012 – Dec 02, 2012

Whether it’s the tapestry of the natural world that calls her, or the beautiful patterns and relationships in her still life, the artist believes that painting can be a meditative state, opening up both to observed reality and her inner landscape.

From the Greek verb “Teleo” the original meaning of talisman is “to consecrate.” This active description appeals to the artist, who believes that the act of painting, opening up both to observed reality and to her inner landscape, can be a meditative state. Paintings for her remain in flux and are characterized by the addition of objects, patterns and aspects of nature that sometimes appear in her work without previous thought on her part. The artist echoes the words of the painter Grace Hartigan, “I cannot expect even my own art to provide all of the answers-only to hope it keeps asking the right questions.”

Reception: October 20, 6–8 PM


Renée Emanuel, Tulips and Peacock Cloth, acrylic on canvas, 18×24″

Renée Emanuel, Still Life with Indian Basket, acrylic on canvas, 24×24″

Renée Emanuel, Still Life with Brushes, acrylic on canvas, 24×24″


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