Helen Miranda Wilson, Moth, 2010, 11 x 8 inches, oil on panel
In an exhibition that just closed at Lori Bookstein, Helen Miranda Wilson showed a group of vibrant and minuscule panel paintings. Continuing her fascination with bands of color that previously have taken the form of horizontal stripes and concentric circles, Wilson expands her vocabulary of configurations, and shrinks the thickness of the color bands to create optically dynamic pictorial situations in which the colors jump and vibrate as the lines squiggle and wave. Like diagrams of sound waves or energy surges, these beautifully crafted little pieces radiate out into the space, and seem to breathe with color resonance.
Helen Miranda Wilson, Lion, 2012, 11 x 14 inches, oil on panel