Juxtaposed


Cerulean Arts is pleased to present Juxtaposed, featuring work by Joan Wadleigh Curran, Peggy Tutelman Merves and Julie Zahn.  In her oil and gouache paintings, Curran addresses issues of strength, vulnerability and the unstable state of our contemporary environment.  Using convincing description, lush color and arresting composition she seduces the viewer while subtly undercutting beauty with the unexpected, unsettling and provocative.  Merves explores the interplay between the still life and landscape in her oil paintings, reflecting her love of Matisse and Bonnard.  Rather than creating trompe l'oeil illusions, she seeks to reduce her observed-from-life subjects to essentials, celebrating the color, line and brushwork of the painted surface itself.  Painter and printmaker Zahn employs oil, watercolor, collage and the Japanese stencil method of Katazome in her mixed media works.  Creating a lush world of gardens and landscapes under moonlight and sunshine, in summer and winter, her work celebrates the richness and beauty of life itself. 


Curran, Watch, oil on panel, 18" x 18"  

 
Merves, July Sunshine, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 22" x 22"  


Zahn, Pines and Hydrangeas, mixed media, 16" x 16"  Available 


Zahn, Pines with Garden Hose, mixed media, 16" x 16"  


Merves, Dark Day in the Studio, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 22" x 22"  


Curran, Sansepolcro, gouache on paper, 30" x 22.5" 


Curran, Civitella - Wall, gouache on paper, 30" x 22.5"  


Zahn, Earl 1 - 1/9, katazome, 25" x 37"  


Merves, Daffodils, Lemon & Lavender, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 18" x 18"  


Merves, Lovely Blue Hyacinths, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 18" x 18"  


Zahn, Puddle Reflections, mixed media, 60" x 21"  


Zahn, Garden Gates, mixed media, 16" x 16"  Available 


Merves, Polka Dots and Ranunculus, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 22" x 22"  


Zahn, Pink Line. mixed media, 13" x 12"  SOLD 


Zahn, Pink Circle, mixed media, 12" x 13"  SOLD  


Curran, Stalwart, oil on panel, 36" x 24" 


Merves, Orange Crush, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 20" x 20"  Available 


Merves, Flutter, oil on flashe ground on linen, 20" x 20"  Available 


Zahn, Moon Garden, mixed media, 40" x 46" 


Curran, Cockscomb, oil on panel, 12" x 12"  


Curran, Remnant, oil on panel, 12" x 12"  


Curran, Amaryllis, oil on panel, 12" x 12"


Curran, Peony, oil on panel, 12" x 12"  

 
Merves, Divided, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 22" x 22"