For Immediate Release
TROY, N.Y. (7/24/13) — New artwork by Angela Kanaan of Troy will be on display at the Broken Mold Studio from July 25 till Aug. 25. Opening night will be this Friday, Troy Night Out, from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m.
The exhibit, titled “Painting #10,” showcases two dozen paintings, drawings and watercolors, all created specifically for this show over the past three months. The show is named after the title piece, which was intended to be the tenth and final painting in the series, “But I kept painting,” Kanaan said.
A Cincinnati, Ohio native, Kanaan, 44, has been painting since age 7. In 1993, she earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Saint Rose, in Albany, N.Y. She has taught art classes at the Albany Academy, the Broken Mold Studio and the Arts Center for the Capital Region. She has lived in Troy for more than 15 years.
“Most of my paintings in this show look like the background of ‘The Scream,'” Kanaan said, in reference to the iconic modern painting by Edvard Munch. “That’s pretty much what it looks like inside my head these days,” she joked.
American expressionist painter Georgia O’Keeffe is also a major artistic influence, though Kanaan describes O’Keefe’s style as more realist than her own.
“My brush strokes are influenced by whimsical things like the motion of trees swinging in the breeze, or waves in the ocean,” Kanaan said. “The lines are very interactive with each other.”
The pieces in “Painting #10” range in price from $175 to $450.
Kanaan is dedicating this exhibit in honor of her late aunt Linda Chaffee.
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To download publicity images of Kanaan’s artwork, visit: http://duncancrary.com/clients/kanaan.html