ANE Portfolio Posts
May 19, 2011Paedra Bramhall: Parallel Universes--Transfigured Collages
AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH
Through June 10, 2011
By Fran Bull
Among her many gifts, including glass artist of flamboyance and renown, Paedra Bramhall is a jazz master. Like Matisse, she spins large, generous, sassy. and soulful visual riffs, not with paper and scissors, but with the quintessential imaging tool of the twenty-first century: the computer. Paedra (who most-often uses just her first name) cajoles the mighty electronic brain, possibly the most complex machine ever conceived, into a rollicking collaboration. She plays it like Thelonius Monk on the piano and requires the behemoth to perform tortuous bends and turns in the service of her art. Behind these eyeball-titillating works on canvas is a composer and improviser with which to be reckoned.
Working with Brandon-based master printer...