Cornelia Thomsen's exploration of stripes, or color curtains, carries on the traditions of Blinky Palermo, Gene Davis, Agnes Martin and Gerhard Richter. In varying hues of blue, gray and yellow, Thomsen paints semi-orderly bands which range from a millimeter to two centimeters. Individual stripes are painted either uniformly or in a progression from light to dark. Stripes appear to hover above one another, revealing outward or inward cylindrical curves and creating a sense of movement. Cornelia’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the US and abroad, and is in public collections including the Ackland Museum (NC), the Friedrich Fröbel Museum (Germany), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), and the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MN). She currently lives and works in New York City and is represented by Leslie Feely Gallery.
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