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Meet the Artists: Caroline Larsen and Rachael Wren

Wave Hill House

Both artists exhibiting in Wave Hill House discuss their sources, techniques and how they approach nature through painting. Specific moments observed in nature are catalysts for Rachael Wren’s abstract oil paintings, which incorporate dense mark-making and a rich palette. The Edge of Place traces her exploration of the ephemeral qualities of atmospheric space, where painted gestures conjure fragments of light streaming through trees, reflections in water or a flickering mirage, inviting viewers to enter into the illusionistic space of painting. On view in the Tea Room,  Caroline Larsen’sFruit and Foliage series depicts still life images of fruit and other flora that evoke an exuberant tropical frenzy. The imagery draws on the artist’s recollections of her upbringing in Sarasota, Florida, of time spent in Panama as an adult, as well as her love of textiles and patterning. 


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Pictured at top: Rachael Wren, Endless Season, 2016, oil on linen, 48” x 48”. Courtesy of the artist. 

Pictured here: Caroline Larsen, Bananarama. Oil on Board, 2016. 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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