LINDA SKRAINKA CLOSE TO HOME
|Linda Skrainka’s brush strokes reflected her keen observations of the life around her. Her acute meditations on her everyday life and natural forces transcend the personal and make large, exquisite tributes to architectural stasis and the universality of change. Her work is imbued with minute details that human eyes often fail to register, making her paintings and drawings a treasure of rediscovery. Skrainka painted shadows and mirrored surfaces with intelligence and a thoughtful artistic sensibility to create pictures within pictures. Her art-historical background informs the work. A native St. Louisan, Linda Skrainka was born in 1940 and died in June 2014. She exhibited her paintings and drawings locally at Martin Schweig Gallery, Tim Burns Gallery, Locus Gallery, The Sheldon Art Galleries and The Regional Arts Commission. She was a juror for Art St. Louis and a reviewer for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and St. Louis Magazine.
--Bruno David Gallery