Irene Neal Acrylic Painting on Lexan "In Orbit"
Irene Neal (American, b. 1938)
In Orbit, 2010
acrylic on lexan
inscribed to the verso; Irene Neal/ ‘In Orbit’ 2010/ ac/lexan
11.25′ × 12′
The Lucy Baker and Kenworth Moffett Collection of New New Group Painters
An acrylic painting on lexan titled In Orbit by New New painter Irene Neal, executed in 2010. The rhythms and relationships of the colors, shapes and forms are inspired by the emotions invoked by natural beauty, and applied in spontaneous and free-form acrylic application allowing the color to shape itself. Neal is often noted as a ‘process painter’ similar to process seen in Pollock’s drip phase.
Irene Neal received her B.A at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in 1958. She also received education from the School of Visual Arts in Brazil (1976-77), Memphis State University (1979-80), and the University of Bridgeport (1982-83). She attend the Triangle Art Workshop in Pine Plains, NY in 1985. Member of the New New Painters, a group of artists brought together by the first curator of modern and contemporary art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Dr. Kenworth Moffett in 1978. Her applications of acrylic gel were at the fore front contemporary art and their free form abstraction inspired by Jackson Pollock, the Abstract Expressionists, and the Color Field Painters.