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Helen Levin: Artist's Book "V" (Interior) (2001, 16" x 16", acrylic on paper)
Helen Levin: Flag Flux (book, interior) (2002, 12" x 12", computer print)
Helen Levin: Athena Series Collage (2003, 26" x 26", acrylic on paper)
Helen Levin: Athena Series Collage (2003, 16.5" x 16.5", acrylic on paper)
Helen Levin: Athena Series Collage (2003, 26" x 26", acrylic on 100% cotton watercolor paper)
by Robert Sievert
In her new show of paper constructions at the Ceres
gallery, Helen Levin strikes out in new directions.
Longtime practicioner of open ended direct abstract
painting, Levin now turns her attention to a more
defined and orthographic method of work.
In her new Athena series she takes large papers, some painted, some elegant handmade papers and cuts and pastes her way into some rather powerful images. There is still the commitment to non-figurative abstraction but now it takes a more solidified, defined character. One peers through layer upon layer of images as bits and pieces assemble themselves. The work has exciting spatial content as one is moved back and forth through planes of color and light.
When asked about the relationship between the work and
her naming it for Athena Levin replied:
Of additional interest were her
What ever she calls them they are wonderful to look at. Levin's show is excellent. She puts forth work that is inventive and varied.
copyright © 2006 Robert Sievert
Images copyright © Helen Levin