Carol A. Levy describes her painting process as a search that begins without preconceived ideas and allows for the images to emerge as a dance. Adding and subtracting paint until the canvas begins to reveal itself as a life force of its own, Levy confronts the delicate balances that exist between control and freedom, definition and abstraction and conflict and resolution.
Her work explores the dynamics, rhythms, tensions, and power found in the forces of nature: the sea as metaphor, the spacious quality of air, and the grounding of the earth. Her inspirations come from the spiritual and natural worlds, the human form and the human condition. References to time and timelessness lie within the layers of paint, lines, gestures and the spaces in between. The depth and breadth of Levy's work invites the viewer to experience the precarious journey into the unknown, the non-space where the water ends and the sky begins.
Carol A. Levy holds a BFA from Syracuse University and a MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago where she also taught. She currently teaches Figure Drawing and Basic Drawing in the Art Department of City College of San Francisco. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in one person and group venues throughout her long artistic career.