Altschuler's landscapes and cityscapes are reminiscent of rich oriental, woven fabrics. The overall texture and colour give her abstract paintings a unifying, suburban density.
Sensuously tactile and repetitive to the point of obsession, the gentle, delicate circular scales shimmer on top of the surface, tickling the strength of the underlying woven structure.
By her repetitive use of the 'weave' as a painting devise, Altschuler's images might be interpreted as metaphors for the historic question of female Gender and Art world power. Her recent paintings become an eloquent testimony to an exhausting and labour intensive, traditionally female craft. However, while acknowledging the history of Women's Art, Altschulerís paintings remain true to her own, personal sense of discovery and development.
Gail Altschulerís aesthetic seeks to offer poetic beauty and in doing so offers the viewer a moment of harmony.
Jugs, mugs and relationships
Heath Walk III - Two Trees