Frances Hynes: Light of Form

Frances Hynes,Travelers, 2011. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of June Kelly Gallery
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Opens: 03/08/13, Closes: 04/09/13
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In quietly gorgeous intimate paintings of streams and bridges, wooded ravines, and coastal expanses, Frances Hynes evokes the mood and light of place through loyal description. In gestures suspended above nets of untamed grids, she defies modernism’s search for order. With Monet as her master, Hynes’s major theme is form evolving into light. Whether in broad strokes arranged in prismatic rows or impastoed passages that generate luminosity, the strongly felt sensations are of morning freshness and crepuscular weight. RACHEL YOUENS

Frances Hynes,Travelers, 2011. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Courtesy of June Kelly Gallery