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Coming from a successful art exhibit and book launch in Belize City, Angela Gegg was in San Pedro over the weekend to showcase her newest artwork and also promote her new book “Artist Confessions” at Belizean Arts located at Fido’s Courtyard.

Her latest exhibit, Impulse, is billed as “her most provocative show to date” and ran from November 13 – 27 at the Institute of Mexico in Belize. Impulse is a multi-part art exhibit that features artistic expressions across media and genres. It also serves as the framework for the launching of Angela’s second book, Artist Confessions, in which the writer deals with universal themes such as Sex, Sadness and Hate through graphic art and poetry.

Predominant themes in the art exhibit, as in the book, are the female form and mentality, as evidenced in the recurring images of women in various settings and props such as naked mannequins which sport messages that allude to “trophy wife” status.

Angela brought part of her art from the exhibit to share with the people of San Pedro and received a very good response from the island public.

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It was Jackson Pollock who blazed an astonishing trail for other Abstract Expressionist painters to follow. De Kooning said, “He broke the ice”, an enigmatic phrase suggesting that Pollock showed what art could become with his 1947 drip paintings.

It has been suggested that Pollock was influenced by Native American sand paintings, made by trickling thin lines of colored sand onto a horizontal surface. It was not until 1947 that Pollock began his “action” paintings, influenced by Surrealist ideas of “psychic automatism” (direct expression of the unconscious). Pollock would fix his canvas to the floor and drip paint from a can using a variety of objects to manipulate the paint.

The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle (1943; 109.5 x 104 cm (43 x 41 in)) is an early Pollock, but it shows the passionate intensity with which he pursued his personal vision. This painting is based on a North American Indian myth. It connects the moon with the feminine and shows the creative, slashing power of the female psyche. It is not easy to say what we are actually looking at: a face rises before us, vibrant with power, though perhaps the image does not benefit from labored explanations. If we can respond to this art at a fairly primitive level, then we can also respond to a great abstract work such as Lavender Mist. If we cannot, at least we can appreciate the fusion of colors and the Expressionist feeling of urgency that is communicated. Moon-Woman may be a feathered harridan or a great abstract pattern; the point is that it works on both levels.