Janet Stayton’s “Notes for Branucusi” Ink on Paper
Design Plus Gallery presents a collage work by Janet Stayton, Notes for Branucusi. This American artist has been working the Tuscan town of Pietrasanta in northern Italy for decades. Her large, rich paintings of Mediterranean scenes are to Tuscany what Matisse gave to the Provençal communes of Nice and Vence, near the Côte d’Azur. Stayton’s colourful art offers perspectival shifts as table tops spill into rooms, or roll out through windows into the vistas beyond. A recent innovation involves painted and stuccoed frames within paintings themselves, multiple bordered images drawing the eye around and through the depth of the canvas.