Denaro has been committed to painting abstraction for more than two decades. The canvases are abstract in nature although there is an underlying visual order that gradually seems to emerge. The duality of transparent layers with juicy opaque strokes and loose, intuitive drips adds a freshness to the work. The artist seems to be forever altering and adjusting the framework of some invisible reality. Through the use of her sensitive drawing, combined with layering, Denaro constantly adjusts, revisits, destroys and renews…always permitting the viewer a peak at where she has been before. She works intuitively while consciously knowing that others will enter and share in this intimate relationship -- strange but familiar; imprecise yet eloquent. There lies the poetic and the magical.
Madeline Denaro was born in the Bronx and currently lives and works in Fort Lauderdale. She had a solo show at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale in '99 and was awarded the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in 2002. Exhibiting widely both nationally and internationally.Under the surface
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