Congratulations to Julianne Trew for being reviewed by Jerry Cullum and ArtsATL. Her works can be seen here, at Mason Murer Fine Art, through April 6.
The following is an excerpt from Gallery notes: Lilian Garcia-Roig, Julianne Trew, Samuel Stabler, Christina Bray, Diana Kirkland on ArtsATL.com.
Review by Jerry Cullum.
MASON MURER FINE ART
Emerging Atlanta artist Julianne Trew makes her subtractive paintings, at Mason Murer Fine Art and Kibbee Gallery for the month of March, by removing rolled-on paint from linoleum panels, using everything from napkins to Q-tips.
The floating conglomerations of objects depicted in them resemble seed pods, spiny sea creatures, clusters of fruit, tufts of feathers, petals and stamens and spirals of who knows what, but when looked at closely, they are none of these. The forms melt into one another and transmute whenever we try to make exact visual sense of them.
They are, in fact, as pure a product of the subconscious as we are likely to see this season in Atlanta. As elusive as, say, Max Ernst’s famous frottage paintings, they look like perverse versions of Rococo run amok, with the sensuous results being disturbingly dark rather than playfully light.
As titles such as “Dreamcatcher,” “Aura” and “Messages” suggest, Trew is well aware of the visionary quality of her work. What distinguishes it from garden-variety versions of contemporary surrealism is its genuine originality. Instead of reproducing others’ overly familiar images from the inner world, she creates exceptionally distinctive ones of her own.
Read the full review HERE.