Aiming for Mood

The Art Scene
Detail of Colleen McGuire’s landscape painting “Land of the Silver Birches”

Colleen McGuire is a long, tall drink of water, cool and dressed in black at the opening of her one-woman show at Sharon’s Hotchkiss Library last Sunday. She is elegant and angular, as are her architectural paintings, the best work on display.

McGuire, who studied art at SUNY/Purchase, has fiddled with themes and styles through a relatively short career. Now, she says, she has reduced her palette, concentrated on composition, removed the extraneous details that troubled her work in the past and aims to deliver heightened mood.

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