Supplying a good counterpoint to her paper collages are two Rivers monotypes of crows at “Dawn” and “Dusk,” and a third of a nude woman, having “Lunar Dreams,” as she lies on the horizon in front of a giant full moon.
Birds also figure prominently in the work of Boca Raton, Fla., artist and retired middle school teacher Levinson, who uses the ancient technique of Chinese modular paper folding to create strong, organic, sculptural forms.
Particularly striking are Levinson’s paper sculptures of a black and white “Raptor,” who appears to be swooping down on its prey, and of a pale, green “Phoenix,” mythically rising from white, folded paper flames, drained of color.
In “Temptation,” “Nestling,” and “Roost,” semi-abstract yet birdlike forms are used by Levinson to evoke human as well as avian relationships, emotions and interactions.
The two-person show is highly recommended during its run through Dec. 30 at Paseo Originals, where a closing reception is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 28.
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