Salida, Colorado-An exhibit of abstract paintings on Venetian plaster by Salida artist
Dvora Kanegis is on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
through June 30.
"I used to be interested in painting the thing. Now I am interested
in painting the nothing," said Kanegis. "What is implied, not
defined, interests me."
Kanegis's painting is influenced by the work and teachings of Josef
Albers, a Bauhaus artist who believed that color, rather than form, was
the primary medium of pictorial language. Kanegis mixes her colors depending
on her mood and never has an intended outcome in mind when starting a
new painting. "It is an exploration, an adventure, which concludes
when I like what I see," said Kanegis.
Kanegis received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Skidmore College in Saratoga
Springs, New York, and earned her master's degree from Yale University.
She taught at Rhodes School and Knox Martin, both in New York City, before
focusing on painting while she raised her children. She has also owned
galleries and studios in Arizona and Colorado.
In 2009, Kanegis moved to Salida and opened Casa Tango Gallery and Studio,
where she offers tango lessons in addition to creating her paintings.
Her art is also represented by cultureclash in Salida.
All works in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds
are donated to the HRRMC Foundation.
HRRMC is hosting four art exhibits this year, as part of its mission to
create a healing environment. The hospital displays the work of regional
artists, with an emphasis on the Arkansas Valley. For more information
on exhibiting art at HRRMC, call 719-530-2217.