‘Rinklin alters perceptions in a new show at Zevitas Gallery’

Boston Globe | WBUR (Boston's NPR station)

Cristi Rinklin, associate professor and chair of the visual arts department  at the College of the Holy Cross, received a glowing review from the Boston Globe and WBUR for her new paintings on display at the Steven Zevitas Gallery. The paintings continue her exploration of the power of space, cleverly shuffling ways in which it has been depicted through the centuries and have been described by the Globe as “terrific.”

Rinklin’s medium uses Baroque paintings, Japanese landscapes, photographs, wallpaper, and images found online, which she manipulates into digital collages, and then paints. The colors in her work are stimulating and her juxtaposition of deep space up against impenetrable flatness is impressive.

The works being presented are titled “Displaced” which centers on a forest of fir trees along a glassy lake and the “Specter” series which is a suite of three paintings that hang against a patterned wallpaper of mountains and clouds that simulate ribbons, drawn with a cartoony swagger.

Rinkin’s work will be on display until Jan. 31 at the Steven Zevitas Gallery located at 450 Harrison Ave., Boston.

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Kelly Ethier.