Saturday, August 18, 2012

Evie Falci

Gorgeous Evie and her knock-out painting!!!

Detail of knock-out gem painting!!

I've always been a fan of Evie's and it's incredibly inspiring to see the leaps she's made just within this past year! I love how unabashedly feminine and beautiful her work is. The level of complexity and care Evie pours into her work is a refreshing contrast to the fussy affectations and craven conventionality of the lemming abstractionists. A recent trip to Chelsea proved that the lemming abstractionist movement is still enjoying inexplicable hegemony, but I believe the tide will soon turn, and that the Evies of the world will take over! 

The black, monochromatic series with its recognition of the dark, mutable aspects of sexuality is a sharp contrast to the buoyant, celebratory nature of the colorful gem pieces, although it maintains the same highly personal and coded approach. 
 Evie explained that her two series reflect various aspects of herself and like the yin and the yang, also acknowledge the dualities and paradoxes found in life itself. I was reminded of one of my favorite Nietzsche aphorisms from Beyond Good and Evil, which is, "The great epochs of our life come when we gain the courage to rechristen our evil as what is best in us."


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