Large-scale and dense urbanism are the focus of this impressionable exhibition in New York City this spring. In addition to the skyscrapers she depicts, this painter’s career is on a vertical trajectory.
Twelve large-scale paintings by Polish-born, New York-based artist Alexandra Pacula compose a brilliant solo exhibition at New York City’s Gallery Henoch from April 20 through May 13. “Vertical City” is an intoxicating exploration of dense urbanism through incredible views of skyscrapers. Using bold, geometric forms with a slight disorienting blur and abstraction, Pacula captures the grandeur of Manhattan’s shimmering towers with her unique creative voice.
“In each picture,” the gallery suggests, “Pacula confronts the viewer with a wall of skyscrapers so vast they appear to extend beyond the canvas. Powered by columns of glowing windows, the multitude of soaring buildings projects the vigor of a thriving society and the enchantment of a restless metropolis. The cacophony of lights, represented throughout her canvases by elegant dashes and dots, stimulate multiple shifts of the viewer’s eye, rhythmically articulating the feel of a city captured in a fleeting moment. The singular visual energy is intensified through the exuberant placement of pulsating marks and glazes of brilliant color.”
“Vertical City” is Pacula’s second show with Gallery Henoch. To learn more, visit Gallery Henoch.
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