Gina Magid8 April – 13 May 2006 < 2006 page   < artist page
Gina Magid makes paintings on tightly stretched satin or wood panels. Much of the subject matter is derived from the popular culture, while the form of the paintings is strongly influenced by her interest in the abstract layering of imagery to create psychological, rather than perspectival, depths. She seeks to engage, address, and express the non-verbal, seemingly illogical undercurrent which connects all things. Ideas or images may be born from magazines, film, books, fashion, dreams, the natural world, and other artists' work. Her personal history, relationships, and experiences significantly inform the work.
Gina Magid would like the viewer to feel that he or she is being allowed a glimpse of the psyche when standing before one of her paintings. "I would like to induce the feeling one has right before waking up or falling asleep, embracing a realm of time which exists between two worlds: conscious/unconscious, chaos/structure, abstraction/realism. I consider these polar relationships when creating the internal logic of a painting. My intention is to unite them in a seamless, sensuous reality which is capable of resonating meaning on varied levels of perception."
Gina Magid, Owl with Two Hands, 2005 Gina Magid, Oval Face with Two Birds, 2005 Gina Magid, BMX/Ghost Rider, 2006   Gina Magid, Dark Night Coming, 2006   Gina Magid, Tiger in Pool of Reflective Water, 2006   Gina Magid, Ocean Dusk, 2006   Gina Magid, Soaring Hawk, 2006   Ben Snead, Love and Affection, 2006  
spacer Owl with Two Hands, 2005; pastel, acrylic and oil paint, charcoal, glitter on pink satin; 36 x 34” Oval Face with Two Birds, 2005; oil, acrylic and enamel paint, pastel, charcoal, pencil, glitter and collage on shaped wood; 40.25 x 31.5” space BMX/Ghost Rider, 2006; acrylic, oil and enamel paint, pastel, charcoal and pencil on white satin; 54 x 47.5” space Dark Night Coming, 2006; oil and acrylic paint on
black satin; 54 x 48”
space Tiger in Pool of Reflective Water, 2006; oil and acrylic paint, pencil, ink, glitter on paper; 55 x 69.25” space Ocean Dusk, 2006; oil and acrylic paint, pastel, charcoal, collage on wood panel; 60 x 48” space Soaring Hawk, 2006; oil and acrylic paint, charcoal, pencil and collage on
shaped wood; 26 x 62”
space Love and Affection, 2006; oil paint on linen; 30 x 31” space
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