Vincent Romaniello photoblogs the exhibition Flight from Nature: The Abstract as Ideal at the National Arts Club, New York, on view through May 31, 2013.
The show features work by Andrea Belag, Paul D'Agostino, Danielle Dimston, Stephen Ellis, Molly Herman, David Hixon, Nicolas Holiber, Catherine Howe, Bill Jensen, Margrit Lewczuk, Riad Miah, John Newman, Fran O'Neill, Jamie Powell, Ben Pritchard, Bill Scott, Stephen Westfall, Karen Wisniewska, and John Zinsser.
Valerie Brennan interviews painter Molly Herman about her work and studio practice.
Herman notes that "I tend to create work in series, though not necessarily on purpose – by this I mean, I don’t wake up one day and set out to make a body of work, on 'plant life,' but I actively invite and pursue inspiration by noticing what’s around me/ available. – I 'trust my muse' and I keep working. Then, one day, looking back, I’ll say 'Oh, this appears to make a group of a sort' --It happens organically. Often one series bleeds into another. I try not to worry over this anymore (as I used to) – it's how creativity evolves."
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