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A Mortal Melody by Gail Pine

Color of a Different Color
(group show)
The Jane Deering Gallery presents a series of art in black, white, and shades between …


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ACHROMATIC VARIATIONS

by Josef Woodard, May 2011
NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT

Her [Gail Pine] eight pieces in this show feel like parts of a whole, pieces in the puzzle of her expressing scheme. Individual pieces contain extra strength, such as “From His Birth,” with a lone man on black (originally an image of a man on a bright, sandy beach), and the alluringly titled “A Dim Remembered Story” and “A Noon at Night.” These are mystical images, half-real, half-conjured and evoking a peering into a parallel zone of consciousness.Gail Pine, for instance, works in and with photography, in her own “found object” ish and mysteriously manipulative way. A standout at the recent “Small Images” show at Atkinson Gallery, Pine takes images from her photography collection and creates negative images, turning light to dark, diurnal to nocturnal and effectively turning reality inside out.

Her eight pieces in this show feel like parts of a whole, pieces in the puzzle of her expressing scheme. Individual pieces contain extra strength, such as “From His Birth,” with a lone man on black (originally an image of a man on a bright, sandy beach), and the alluringly titled “A Dim Remembered Story” and “A Noon at Night.” These are mystical images, half-real, half-conjured and evoking a peering into a parallel zone of consciousness.