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17 art treatise By Marimar McNaughtonSplash FLOATING IS FREEDOM in Angie Sinclair’s figurative paintings of swimmers in pools. A visit to her Acme Art studio, inside the artist’s den — a rehabbed north side warehouse — feels as refreshing as an adult swim in the country club pool on a vapid August afternoon. It’s just you and your heartbeat under clear chlorinated water, tinted blue by a cool cement bottom. Sinclair floats between two worlds — the one she and her family invented for themselves in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Wilmington, North Carolina, home where her husband has roots. She floats between two mediums too — hard-edged, colorful mosaic tile works, and her paintings. After her teenage years, she weaned herself away from the bohemian New York boutique lifestyle in which she was famed for making patchwork skirts with her actress/model mother. Sinclair gravitated toward mosaic art when she moved to Las Vegas. “I really needed an outlet,” she says, suggesting the deconstruction of textiles inspired textural forms, from 1950-era film sirens to mythic mermaids clad in vintage swimsuits. “Now I’m really interested in painting all of the time.” Family Time, 48 x 60 inches, oil on canvas. Marco Marco Polo, 18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas. www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM


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