For Immediate Release

Contact: Jennifer Wood-Patrick
Art Advisory/Boston - Gallery AA/B
Phone: (617) 698-9700



Gallery AA/B Exhibits the Recent Works of Two Distinguished Massachusetts Painters

Milton, Mass., February 11, 2002 – Art Advisory/Boston, a leading resource for high quality original art, announced today the upcoming exhibition of two local artists, Carlyn Marcus Ekstrom and Ella Delyanis. The exhibition will be held from March 7 through April 25, 2002 on Thursdays from 12noon-6pm, and by appointment. The opening reception will be held on March 14 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.

Ekstrom and Delyanis are keen observers of nature. Ekstrom focuses on the bold beauty and delicate subtlety of flora; her inspiration coming from Asian flower paintings and Japanese folding screens. Hydrangeas, hyacinths and tulips emerge from an intense color field, a rich broth of exotic hues. Occasionally, a bird or two alight into an image; however, floral details remain the focal point. Delyanis takes a step back to allow for interaction between all elements of the natural world, and in some instances, the human world. Light, and its relationship to nature, is the central focus in Delyanis' highly detailed and richly textured pastel paintings. Verdant fields, rippling rivers and blazing sunsets allegorize this complex and beautiful interaction. Ekstrom and Delyanis view nature from different perspectives, but with the same vibrant use of highly saturated color and enthusiastic spirit.

Ekstrom's work is widely collected throughout New England and Europe, including the International Polaroid Collection in Geneva, Switzerland. She has received numerous awards and Arts Lottery Grants, including the Hugh Sloan Award from Massachusetts College of Art. Experienced as a museum educator and lecturer, she has been an artist in residence at several private and public New England schools.

Delyanis has been a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Frances A. Kinnicutt Award for Foreign Travel and Study from the Worcester Art Museum, as well as numerous awards for drawing and Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grants. She has exhibited in several one-person shows and has been included in many group shows in galleries throughout New England and New York. Delyanis' work is in noted private and corporate collections throughout the United States, including the Rita Rich Collection and the Chemical Bank Collection, both in New York City.

Ekstrom and Delyanis have extraordinary depth of experience, constantly evolving and refining their art work. Both artists have distinguished careers and have received professional recognition from museums and the arts community since the early 1980s.

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