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OD'ed on Paint Itself


Grisaille is an old painting technique whereby the artist creates a piece using only one color (traditionally), with additional hues sometimes used to enhance important bits as needed. St. Louis painter Jo Jasper Dean begins with a grisaille in red for her current exhibition, Drunk on Color -- High Voltage Oil on Canvas, and then cranks up the works by laying down super-saturated layers of color atop each painting. Dean's cacti crackle with preternatural shades of purple and green, and her crab sizzles in a shell of oranges ranging from melted SweeTart to sun-going-supernova. Even the skies in this series are amped up versions of blue, providing a jewel-tone backdrop for her vibrant view of the world's flora and fauna. Drunk on Color opens with a free public reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at phd gallery (2300 Cherokee Street; 314-664-6644 or The work remains on display Thursday through Sunday through Saturday, July 20.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: June 8. Continues through July 20, 2013

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