OSSINING, NY – The art exhibition, Twelve Tangents Acrylic paintings by Ariadne Pilarinos runs through November 29 in the Main Gallery of the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue in Ossining.
Th exhibition opened with a reception on November 2 and is free and open to the public.
Based in Westchester, Pilarinos is a successful and passionate fine artist, working for 25 years, specializing in the discipline of original acrylic paintings on stretched canvas. She has developed an arresting style of painting, creating colorful and inventive motifs bases on tangents.
According to her Artist’s Statement online, “Using a stretched canvas, acrylic polymer paint, a ruler, a compass and small sized brushes, I design a motif based on a tangent. A tangent in Geometry is the mathematics of shapes, which is created when a point on a straight line touches a point on a circle. It takes twelve of these tangents to create my motif. Repeating the motif reveals a geometric pattern of interlocking circles. The principals used in the color wheel are then applied to manipulate the final image into a series of various mesmerizing paintings.
“The optical journey reveals the color relationship, through the mixing of acrylic pigment with acrylic gel mediums, metallic and iridescent colors, is what gives the finished paintings, their distinct image. These images enable me to fashion a number of indefinite paintings.”
Her work has appeared in numerous solo exhibitions and juried group shows. Pilarinos is a graduate of Lehman College where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and also studied textile design at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.
More information about the exhibition at the Ossining Library is available by phone: 914-941-2416 and online: ossininglibrary.org.