Painting While Barefoot
Pamela Keravuori’s large abstract mixed-media paintings combine expressive markmaking and controlled but colorful energy to explore visual metaphors for a long, passionate and only sometimes comprehensible life. With each painting, she builds a delicate unhurried response to a memory, a place, an experience that has become abstract with time but still reveals a story. As memories emerge and coalesce, she abstracts glimpses around the canvas, in and out of pictorial space, moving in between layers, allowing odd or vaguely familiar shapes to appear on different planes.
After decades of living on three continents, Keravuori currently works from her new light-filled studio in the Virginia treetops. Until her last solo show in 1989, she regularly exhibited in the U.S. and in Germany. The Athenaeum exhibit marks her happily renewed relationship with painting.
Pamela attended the Universités de Toulouse et Bordeaux, Oxford University, American University of Beirut, and Rhode Island School of Design as a President's Fellow. She did her Master’s work in International Relations at Boston University/Freie Universität Berlin.
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