|Painter Carole d'Inverno uses jazz inspired improvisation and a love of portraiture to create her canvases. Both her full scale, life size figure paintings along with smaller canvases of busts remain anachronistic: graphically bold, they are made with a palette of pale chiffons; solid objects, they seem to float on air; plus, their subjects feel like actual people who exist, yet don't. Some characters even teeter gender-wise, making it impossible for us to know if they are male or female - what counts is the depth of their humanity.
Carole d'Inverno's characters resemble somebody you know, or else you are moved enough by her canvases to relate a story. D'Inverno taps into a collective consciousness that triggers commonalities while placing the ball of emotional and social awareness in the viewers court.
D'Inverno grew up in Italy amidst a family of musicians, eventually even marrying a musician. They all played jazz and improvised, or still do. The artist describes her art in terms of music, both in the language they share - tone, rhythm, intensity - and in the quality of emotional response they inspire. It is important, says the artist, that her art be as deficient of unnecessary baggage as possible, hence her spare areas of flat color applied in the spirit of a master she admires, Giotto - another painter who cut away visual baggage, in his case the religious didacticism of his day.
|Bill Frisell's wife Carole D'Inverno is a wonderful artist in her own right!!!|