Altars & Oceans

April 2018.  New Works by Ida Floreak.

In her recent series of paintings, Floreak continues to mine the topics of science and the natural world to answer questions about our origins and purpose.  The paintings rigorously investigate the beauty and mathematical structure of natural objects including animal bones, gems, leaves and insects, and feathers.  The formal references to Italian grotteschi and devotional art, painting in an over-large scale gives these objects a treatment otherwise reserved for saints or deities.

The works offer a vital respite and stillness and they call the viewer to introspection, reflection, and a shift in perspective.

The works will remain on view at TEN Gallery through April.