The natural world has served as inspiration for artists from cultures the world over and at all points in time. It is a means for both representational verisimilitude and expressing interior states of mind. As an artistic motif, landscape is Ginger Levants personal conduit for encapsulating the observed world and exploring the vagaries of memory and feeling.
Whether painting on location in New York City, abroad or the northeast landscape of the U.S, Levant responds to specific variations of light and its underlying rhythms and light patterns. The recent work stems from Manhattans Central Park, whether in its many gardens or Harlem Meer, a lake found toward the parks north.
The Connecticut shoreline paintings key into the unpredictability of weather patterns. The early morning water is clear and glistening. As atmospheric changes occur, as the sky becomes overcast and clouds move, the water turns a hazy gray-green. Light transforms quicklyattempting to capture its shifts is the most exciting part of the process. As a result, the brushwork becomes impetuous and immediate as it records fleeting impressions of the natural world.