A. Cornelia Weigle
Portal to Enigma
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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A. Cornelia Weigle


Portal to Enigma
April 25 – May 16, 2017
Reception: Thursday, April 27, 2017 6-8 PM

For A. Cornelia Weigle, art is no less than a reminder that "life is valuable, wonderful, and full of presents that should be discovered." Weigle's energetic acrylic paintings use color and texture to wade into the complications of life and its everyday, enormous sensory experiences. Each canvas focuses on a conflict of color: either a single hue fading in and out, or a combination of colors that bleed into each other. Weigle infuses her pure tones with emotion using pronounced textures and unexpected changes of direction, which give the impression of a three-dimensional object photographed through a filmy lens. 

Weigle chooses deep blues, blooming scarlets, and inky blacks to make up her palette, often lingering in the shadowy end of the gradient. Her compositions are square, the better to contrast with the amorphous shapes within. Her stroke is excellent and demonstrative, from powdery feathering to decisive arcs of the palette knife.

Weigle was born in Saalfeld, Germany. She has been an artist for several years and works in Duesseldorf as an art therapist as well as a psycho-oncologist both at a hospital and at her own private practice.