She-Bear Gallery in Portland is pleased to announce the exhibit of Pastel-on-Paper Figures by Ragna Bruno from October 2 through November 29. An Artist Reception takes place during First Friday ArtWalk on October 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The abstract markings surrounding all of Ragna’s figures allude to the complex narrative that is a human being. As the dictionary says, beauty is “perfection of form.” Ragna Bruno’s figures are indeed exquisite of form, and yet, she understands how our selves extend beyond the confines of shape.
Ragna couples her metaphysical subject matter with soothing, serene, and sophisticated color choices. Even her execution of a hot burst of fuchsia is tender. A native of Madrid, Spain, Ragna has lived in Maine since 1977 and has shown in numerous galleries throughout New England.
The “beauty” of her paintings and pastels in found in their curiosity and contemplation, in their gentle and vibrant colors, in their compelling and authentic manifestation of the artist’s lovely spirit.
She-Bear Gallery is located at 650 Congress Street. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (207) 239-2088.