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September Brings Abstraction to Art du Jour Gallery

Rondo in Color, painting by Millie Clarke

Rondo in Color, by Millie Clarke

Millie Clarke

Millie Clarke, Featured Artist for September at Art du Jour Gallery, will show  her new collection of vibrant acrylic abstract art.  Clarke’s work has been described as “having wild spontaneity but with controlled esthetics”.   She is noted for using colors in imaginative ways and in employing texture to add interest to her pieces.
In her new collection, Clarke uses one foot by four feet canvases.  The interspacing of straight bars over her creations provides the viewer with “windows” into the painting.  These works may be hung vertically or horizontally.


The exhibit includes a large 30” x 40” work titled “Rondo in Color.”  This piece is a fusion of paint-handling techniques which Clarke uses that includes scraping, scratching and wiping.  The plane of a large painted area gains tension from her use of shaped and scratched smaller blocks of contrasting color.  The combination of colors and textures makes this painting “dance.”

Alx Fox

Abstract Painting by Alx Fox, part of an art exhibit of abstraction at Art Du Jour Gallery, Medford, Oregon, Septmeber 2015

Abstract Painting by Alx Fox

Alx Fox, an abstract expressionist, is Guest Artist in the Salon where ten of her large-scale acrylic and mixed media paintings are being showcased.  Her primary tools are composition, focus and use of bold colors. Fox’s paintings are noted for soft surroundings of blended colors emboldened by distinctive textures and large brush movements.
Fox states, “I do my best work in a balanced and harmonious state of mind…”  She wants to evoke a sense of wonder and well being during ever changing times. Her work is in private collections worldwide and has been showcased in many national shows.  Fox conducts workshops in the Rogue Valley, spreading her joy of painting to other artists.
These exhibits will be on display through Sept. 30 at Art du Jour Gallery, across from Vogel Park in downtown Medford.  Hours are 10-4, Tues.-Sat. and Third Friday 5-8.  Meet the artists on Third Friday, Sept. 18.  For more information call (541) 770-3190.

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