Saturday, April 29, 2017

wm. swanson

William Swanson’s coolly compelling, rigorous-yet-playful paintings depict conglomerations of human artifice and natural landscape, which seem to have been put into a blender and electrified.

david middlebrook

Common threads that run through the work are a direct link to artists and art history...

kimberly brooks

The paintings in “Technicolor Summer,” Kimberly Brooks’ latest solo show at Taylor de Cordoba, are shot through with vibrant bolts of color: jade, ultramarine and magenta course through the highlights and support the shadows in these paintings that feel like pages from a family album.

geoffrey todd smith

Geoffrey Todd Smith currently teaches painting and drawing at the Northern Illinois University where he earned his MFA after doing his undergraduate studies at the Art Institute of Chicago

shane guffogg

Using the idea of illumination as a literal and metaphorical framework for his work, L.A.-based artist Shane Guffogg makes oil paintings with radiant, fairly humming surfaces, replete with the caprices of refractive light trapped inside their own skin.

Julia Haft-Candell

Julia Haft-Candell is casting an increasingly large shadow these days as a ceramic artist.

gerry snyder

Santa Fe-based painter Gerry Snyder is known, among his select and supportive base, for his mysterious paintings of bulbous, biomorphic figures of indeterminate gender, species or race, that float and lounge in what resemble Old Master landscapes.

squeak carnwath

Repetition, in and of itself, is essential to the artist’s process...

brian mains

The figures in Brian Mains’ paintings don’t have faces. That is, they do actually have faces, but the artist never lets us see them.

brian bress

Equally attracted to structure and unpredictability, Bress strategically employs both to create his unique works, which are at once strangely off-kilter and genially appealing.

Robert Hardgrave

Seattle-based artist Robert Hardgrave’s elegant mixed-media works might appear to have been created by a reserved and urbane artist, one perhaps with deep roots in academia.

roland reiss

Abstract painting has had plenty of passionate, articulate champions over the years, but few have exercised as much material inventiveness as Roland Reiss.
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