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Athenaeum Gallery Presents Pamela Keravuori Painting While Barefoot

Left: Traveling the Silk Road, by Pamela Keravuori, 60”x48”, Acrylic, pastels, charcoal on canvas
Right: Vocabulizing, by Pamela Keravuori, 48” x 84” (diptych) Acrylic, spray paint, pastels

On View: October 22 – November 29, 2020

Pamela Keravuori’s large abstract mixed-media paintings combine expressive markmaking and controlled but colorful energy to explore visual metaphors for a long, passionate and only sometimes comprehensible life. With each painting, she builds a delicate unhurried response to a memory, a place, an experience that has become abstract with time but still reveals a story. As memories emerge and coalesce, she abstracts glimpses around the canvas, in and out of pictorial space, moving in between layers, allowing odd or vaguely familiar shapes to appear on different planes.

After decades of living on three continents, Keravuori currently works from her new light-filled studio in the Virginia treetops. Until her last solo show in 1989, she regularly exhibited in the U.S. and in Germany. The Athenaeum exhibit marks her happily renewed relationship with painting.

Pamela Keravuori | Painting While Barefoot is on view at the Athenaeum gallery and online on our website.CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL SHOW ONLINE

Athenaeum is located at 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA.