Varda Caivano presents a new body of work at The Renaissance Society, Chicago (22 Feb - 19 April 2015). The exhibition includes mixed-media painting as well as small-scale works on paper, collage, and a new piece of writing.
Each of London-based artist Varda Caivano’s canvases represents an inquiry into the practice of painting, performed over time. Layers of paint are applied, then rubbed, scratched, and reworked to create compositions that recall both the physicality of Abstract Expressionism and the mysticism of Redon. In this tension, Caivano negotiates the legacies of abstract painting with a clarity of means and materials.