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Galleries

A party of color and pattern

Puerto Rican-born painter's works both soothe and challenge

''Moon Fruit'' by Cristina Toro: geometric forms on wood grain. ''Moon Fruit'' by Cristina Toro: geometric forms on wood grain. (courtesy of the artist and lamontagne gallery)
By Cate McQuaid
Globe Correspondent / November 5, 2008

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"Abundant detail is essential," says painter Cristina Toro in her artist's statement, "in order to truthfully communicate how brilliantly small we are." Toro's tender, bright, riotous canvases at LaMontagne Gallery captivate with their abundant detail and their range of references. One painting may include nods to Victorian valentines, Turkish decorative arts, needlework, and Josef Albers's color theory. (Full article: 824 words)

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