Natalie Alper at Seraphin Gallery

(Image courtesy of Seraphin Gallery)

Natalie Alper’s show at the Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia was scrumptous. Big, lush strokes of metalic pigmented acrylic ribbon across a subtle underlayer of graphite marked canvas. And as her last painterly gesture, she sets this juicy field back just a bit from us by marking the surface with a loose net of horizontal and vertical scoring. The colors–rich blues, greens and coppers–are earth tones at their most bedazzling.

I’m a long time fan of Seraphin Gallery and of Alper’s work. A well known star on the Boston art scene, Alper’s work just gets better and better.

4 Replies to “Natalie Alper at Seraphin Gallery”

  1. I wish I could see this in real time. Is this big? It would be interesting to know the scale and suss out the physical action of the painter. I really would like to see the action of the graphite mingling in the painting medium and with the colour. The scored network seems a serendipitous decision on this painter’s part. I like, also! G

  2. G,
    This one is fairly large–I would guess 4 x 5′. She also works beautifully in smaller sizes, on paper, in the 16 x 20″ range. I’m glad you like her work–I am a big fan.

  3. I am enjoying . . .

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