Naomie Kremer, Storyboard, 2006, Oil on linen (diptych), 47 x 94.5 inches
Naomie Kremer's works range from figuration, abstraction, conceptual photography, installation, even digitized moving incarnations of gestural canvases framed on gallery walls.
With a clarity of process, intense emotion, and a relentless inquiry into the format at hand, Kremer manages to repeat the plastic/content issues she is investigating over and over while remaining fresh and inventive.
As a child Kremer was exposed to the Talmudic spiritual tradition, which studies the unseen forces that balance order and chaos, matter and space to give material presence to the tangible world. It is just this that we sense in her works.
The abstract works on display are built of crisscrossing, entangled, thickly webbed skeins of paint cued to carefully calibrated systems of color, rhythm or mood. The ribboned, lyrical gestures may appear dry and brittle as dead branches in one passage, then liquid and taffy-like or wire thin and nervous in another.
Working the surfaces so the viewer is actively placed "in" the motion of the marks, rather than shown a specific geography, Kremer's mastery over the tensions between line quality; control over the dense and chromatic nuances built up with colored edging is remarkable