wUG LAKU'S STUDIO & garage; through Feb. 26.
Horizons is a showcase of the term 'delicate.' With
carefully textured acrylics on small canvases, Kaye portrays different horizon
landscapes. Utilizing tiny strokes, she adds lines of distant trees, windmills
and other landmarks. In some cases the acrylics are applied to create the
'cracked' surface of a desert, as in "Waiting to Bloom." In "Aloysius IV,"
acrylics are layered thick on the oppressive sun. Because the paintings are so
closely related to each other, there is an art to the subtle differences, such
as the higher horizon line in "Float."
The painterly simplicity, textural precision
and artistic unity of Kaye's work put ostentatious grab-bag exhibitions to
shame. There is no strain to see her vision, yet there is no sense that she is
smacking us upside the head with a didactic message. She makes a painstaking
process look easy, refreshing our palette while also broadening our own 'horizons.'