BROOKLYN FEMININE STYLE
More a gatherer
Regina Perlin introduces her viewers to Brooklyn feminine style.Brooklyn streets in the eyes of Regina become as ambient and serene as Camille Pissarro's metropolitan scenes, without losing the essence of the neighborhood.
NEW YORK - Not many tourists make their way into Brooklyn. An industrial borough of New York City, somewhat gray and routine filled.
That's how I remember it from living there twenty some years ago. Mornings overflowing with people rushing to get to Manhattan, empty afternoon streets, packed once
more with hustling crowds of the evening rush hour, followed by open fire hydrants, music playing, loud summer nights.
If Brooklyn was a word in the Italian language I bet that it would be masculine. That's how I imagine it.
I never saw anything feminine about Brooklyn. Not at least until I laid my eyes on Regina Perlin's work.
Artists like herself awake in me an awareness to the beauty resting in the familiar, the simple and the undiscovered.
I don't know if it is artists such as Regina that create the spirit of Brooklyn, or perhaps they feed
off that which is unseen by many, and simply brings to light its veiled soul.
Either way I look at it, in this peaceful symbiosis Brooklyn opened up its industrial lofts to house many artists, and they in
turn repaid it by making it into one of the most desirable neighborhoods of NYC.
Regina Perlin introduces her viewers to Brooklyn feminine style.
Brooklyn streets in the eyes of Regina become as ambient and serene as Camille Pissarro's metropolitan scenes, without losing the essence of the neighborhood.
Her focus on detail and capturing the scene in "just the perfect light" are extremely important to the wholeness of the panorama, and are
a very graceful and subtle way of softening Brooklyn's ruggedness.
Masterfully manipulating the light and dark, she delivers cityscapes kindled by her search for personal meaning.
Often using sunlight as the only means to ornate a street scene, and focusing on form relationships, she calls attention to the allure of ordinary
things, a quality emanating femininity.
A native of Brooklyn, she paints almost exclusively in her own neighborhood, and yet claims to not
nearly have exhausted her surroundings.
Her work and subject matter specifically, certainly have a strong serendipitous nature to them.
Like Cezanne, she changes her point of view ever so slightly, culminating in a new creation. I see this devotion and fidelity as another
very feminine attribute, and although surprised with this approach to her work, she stated: "I guess I am more a gatherer than a hunter."
The feminine oftentimes exhibits in the most unexpected ways, and many female artists that do not depict a specific feminine motif, like
in Regina's case, do not realize that simply by being a woman they subconsciously enrich their opera with a feminine charm and elegance.
Regina is a graduate of New York University in English Literature and Art.
She studied at the New York Studio School and the Art Students' League in New York City.
Initially trained strongly abstract, and viewing this part of her career essential to further artistic development, her on-going love affair
with light that begun while studying the chiaroscuro method, together with a pure need for social interaction have
driven her out of studio painting and into the streets where she continues to wow passersby with her plain airs.
She has been part of numerous exhibitions throughout New York, specifically Brooklyn, and her work has recently been added to a permanent
collection at the Cahoon Museum of American Art in Cotuit, Massachusetts.
I encourage you to cross the river into Regina's Brooklyn when you are visiting New York City, and in the meantime online at:
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