‘Musings’ shows alum’s vibrant view of New York

New York in late March makes it’s easy to forget that the city can be anything but gray and gloomy. For those in need of a reminder that summer is right around the corner, look no further than “Musings in Color,” the new exhibit in Dodge Hall’s LeRoy Neiman Gallery, featuring works by Janet Byrne SoA ’09. The unpretentious art space serves as the perfect backdrop for Byrne’s colorful representations of New York City and the people who live here.

Byrne’s style shows strong ties to post-Impressionism, with bold, textured brushstrokes taking center stage in her paintings. Bright colors sprinkled over her canvases bring optimism and interest to even the most stiff subjects. Byrne stays true to her New York City theme, depicting figures on one wall of the gallery, trees and natural scenes on two, and still life, with a focus on floral arrangements, on the last. Her figures droop

Article source: http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2013/03/27/musings-color

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