|Carol Dameron, "I Have Come Often to this Forest."|
Carol's educational path began at the Sophie Newcomb College at Tulane University. From there to the Louvre and the Centre Americain in Paris, the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Dijon and the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. This was followed by four years of painting afield in Portugal.
|Carol Dameron, "The End of Indifference"|
The paintings reflect her range of experience and fluency in European Classical techniques. The show is titled "Barcelona", from time spent there. The landscapes and figures are allegorical, which Carol described to me as "a story within a story". They are from her Second Allegory Series.
|Carol Dameron, "Amsterdam"|
I detected a lot of dualisms in the work exhibited. They are not isolated points of reference, nor just possible paths. but more like magnetic poles creating a tensioned field within the frame. The wind is present, and rendered visible in one way or another. It seems like a suggestion of the passage of time or the data stream.
|Carol Dameron, "Sing Upward: Drone Strike Sing-Along"|
|Close-up, the drone.|
The drone is also ghostly, spectral, crystalline, similar to a UFO.. On the ground, the people are terrorized, but they do not huddle together, let alone embrace. They suffer alone. Look along the horizon, and two trees are obviously windblown, as if by the weight of history and mortality.
Do not be concerned with "getting the story". The artist's paintings and drawings give any viewers a core, and attractant around which they can spin stories of their own. Barcelona is an unusual show. We do not see many allegorical paintings these days, these are unusually good and technically superb.
At the Morean Art Center.