Candace Sweet Primack’s acrylic, charcoal, plaster, and oil works on panel create contemplative abstract compositions that emphasize texture and variety, all with a limited array of colors. Large squares of saturated, hand-mixed pigments break and swirl with oases of opposing color that emerge roughly from under the dominant backgrounds. Small lines and circles create simple, linear forms rendered over the layers of plaster and paint.
Each large painting suggests a deeper history under the surface, referencing Primack’s affinity for antiquity. At least 10 coats of material come together in her compositions of texture and depth.