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June 4, 2011 at 10:03am

VISUAL EDGE: Big new paintings by William Turner at Mavi Contemporary

Hanging Ten," an acrylic painting by William Turner

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Mavi Contemporary Art has a stable of about 20 artists whose works rotate from month to month. I may be wrong, but it seems like three of them, William Turner, Michael Croman and William Quinn, are in almost every show. These three are again featured in Mavi's latest show. To be more accurate, Turner is featured and Croman and Quinn have a strong presence.

Turner's paintings are his latest. I didn't make a note of the dates, but those I did notice were all done this year. As with his previous works, they are large, colorful abstract paintings that relate to landscape, with oddly shaped patches of color that clearly reflect the look of trees, water, mountains and sky. Where the new work differs from Turner's previous work is that these paintings are bigger and more energetic, and with more intense color.

To read Alec Clayton's full review click here.

[Mavi Contemporary Art, 2 - 7 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday, through June 12, 502 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.759.6233]

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