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Wilmington artist shows depth in new show

Apr 13, 2017

Abstract painter Su Knoll Horty’s newest exhibit Color Pops Two opens at the Christina Cultural Arts Center next month.

The show, which is a follow up to Color Pops, shown last summer in Wilmington's Mezzanine Gallery, explores sudden bursts of paint with colors evolving into one another. 

"You know starting out with a blue/grey evolving into a softer blue, (then) into a bolder blue," Horty said. 

Starting with a layer of oil paint, she said she paints from an abstract canvas in her mind, like a deep pool eddy.  She then skims, stacks and blends colors with a rubber tipped stylus, or as she calls it “drawing into wet paint.” 

Color Pops Two features 11 paintings. It will be at the Christina Cultural Arts Center in Wilmington May 5 - 29.

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