Acrylic on canvas

5" x 7"




I never know where I am going when I begin. I am playing with color and line and words as symbols and shapes. My aim as I move through the artwork is to make the surface of the painting active, a surface with which the viewer can interact.


I am interested in how words can bring you to an interior world or block out that world as well. I am influenced by contemporary artists who are using words and language in their paintings and how language works in an artwork. I see an abstract painting as a poem from another realm.


The physical reality of the paint is important. I work in  layers and put paint on in thick, multiple layers so the texture of the paint is part of the work.


I love patterns and breaking patterns, discovering new patterns.


I am influenced by Marsden Hartley’s pattern paintings, and also am influenced by the work of Cy Twombley whose movement, patterns and colors and use of language always intrugue me.


 I work to find new possibilities and new territories for being and abstraction and painting itself.

"Untitled" Gloria Mirsky


    Emerge Gallery & Art Space

    228A Main Street, Saugerties, NY  (845) 247-7515

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