AES Gallery is pleased to present “An Exhibition of Lady Paintings”, a solo show of paintings and installations by Brooklyn-based artist Josana Blue.
Drawing from her influences from fashion and the use of color and line, Josana Blue creates works that are elegant, playful and very evocative. Even though her work traces back to the human form, her elongated shapes, bold colors and intense lines provide her works with a sense of abstraction and great intimacy.
Many of her installations take shape from her personal experiences. The staircase leading to the dress floating from the ceiling describe Blue’s experience of living in New York, a vertical city, and how this experience had influenced her work and esthetic choices.
Josana Blue was born and raised in a small town in Maine. She attended West Virginia University and obtained her BFA with a major in painting and focuses in photography, dance, sculpture and psychology. After a series of successful exhibitions, she then moved on to New York City. She received her MA from New York University with a semester in Venice, Italy. Josana Blue has exhibited her work in numerous galleries as well as alternative venues both stateside and abroad. She has collaborated with dancers, musicians, stylists and photographers. Over the years she has vastly broadened a market for her labor of love. A majority of Blue’s paintings have been purchased for private collections.
She currently lives and works in her studio in Brooklyn, New York. (www.josanablue.com)
Source: AES Gallery