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INCIDENT NO.7: Oscar Strodl
February 18 - March 17, 2008

In my fiber paintings, each color is made up of an intricate mix of contradictory colors, allowing me to render a single color in prismatic spectrums of opposing and distinct hues. This juxtaposition, like high resolution images, allows for rich, intense and highly pixelated color fields unlike paint, which summarizes values. The work uses a wide range of natural and synthetic fibers and fabrics bound together through techniques of needle felting and sewing.

In Lincoln's image, I found a synergy among the medium, the man, and the nation he symbolizes, which are all formed through contradiction.  His image conveys strength, decision and ambition, while openly melancholic, sensitive and sympathetic.

Born in London, England, Oscar Strodl studied painting at Walnut Hill in Natick, Massachusetts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.