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The last chance to see the Cutter Gallery's current exhibition was during the closing reception, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the gallery. It is at 611 Mass. Ave., in the Jefferson Cutter House in Whittemore Park in the Arlington Center neighborhood.

Charles Lucas, in a recent gallery email, says that the exhibit "captures the intensity of [the artist's] indigo and silver large-scale paintings that draw you into the gallery."

"Why So Blue?' is a series of acrylic paintings by IMG_9045.jpgPhotos courtesy: Anne-Marie Delaunay-Daniz  Anne-Marie Delaunay-Danizio.

In an email earlier this spring to YourArlington, she wrote that the title refers to the dominant indigo blue paintings featured as well as to the mood of an older female artist reflecting on her career. 

"The show at the Cutter Gallery displays works from exuberant bright colors, to the more recent monochromatic dark blues. The five 50 x 40 inches paintings of the series 'Indigo Wave' occupy a whole wall.

"The rest of the exhibition shifts into brighter artworks that move from heavy and opaque textures to liquid, translucent layers," Delaunay-Danizio continues in her artist statement. 

Delaunay-Danizio began her art career at 17, when she attended an informal painting workshop in a suburb of Paris.

"When I started painting, I did not know how to articulate what I was feeling. Yet, my first canvas was an abstract landscape that still strongly connects to the way I am painting now."

Eventually, Delaunay-Danizio enrolled in a MFA program at the New Hampshire Institue of Art in 2018 and graduated in visual art in 2020. Her process during that two-year program led her to return to her initial love of painting.

"I have experimented with various media, painting, free hand drawing, stone, wood, papier mâche and textile sculptures," Delaunay-Danizio wrote.

"Through the filtration of emotions in these times of complexities and ambiguities, volatility and uncertainty, I move through a wide range of expressions, with a strong theme that blurs boundaries between genders, living beings, human and non-human, body and landscape, external appearance and internal organs."

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This news announcement was published Wednesday, April 17, 2024, based on information from Charles Luca on behalf of the Cutter Gallery. It was updated most recently Friday, May 24, 2024, with a comment from Luca.