noun: reverie; plural noun: reveries
a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.
“a knock on the door broke her reverie”
synonyms: daydream, daydreaming, trance, musing
an instrumental piece suggesting a dreamy or musing state.
a fanciful or impractical idea or theory.
Stephanie Pryor’s latest abstractions explore the artist’s interests in process and material. After investigations into making figurative and landscape paintings over the past several years, Pryor returns to abstraction with a renewed energy that retains her interest in the representational. Relying on her intuition and ability to masterfully handle paint, Pryor builds layers of stains, integrating micro glitter and foil to add depth and dynamism. Paint seems to float off the canvas in these latest abstractions, evoking a lyricism that gives the paintings an emotional profundity and poetic intelligence. With the spirituality of a Kandinsky and the sensuality of a Georgia O’Keefe, Pryor’s abstract stain paintings seem to vacillate between the abstract and the real, the physical and the emotional. Gentle in their allure, their pull is nevertheless powerful, as these paintings are explorations into beauty and the power of painting to convey the emotive.