Dioramas and relief paintings that probe our increasingly fraught relationship with nature.
Quintessence @ Haines
Six views of abstract painting. David M. Roth reports.
Tucker Nichols @ Gallery 16
Minus the cacophony of his installations and wall works, these standalone paintings and drawings reveal a droll sense of humor and abundant invention.
Don Voisine and Cary Smith @ Gregory Lind
Two approaches to abstraction, each calibrated for bodily and cerebral impact.
Mike Henderson @ Haines Gallery
Henderson’s thickly clotted, intensely worked abstractions seem spring from hands directed an urgent, clawing impulse. Julia Couzens reports.
Thoughts on Recent Abstract Painting
Are we witnessing a deep rethinking of the historical enterprise of abstract painting? Mark Van Proyen investigates.
Mark Emerson & Penny Olson @ JAYJAY
Emerson merges geometric abstraction with Op; Olson probes the microscopic essences of plants.
Tony May @ SJICA
Tony May’s SJICA retrospective showcases the artist’s genius for embedding strong ideas in meticulously crafted objects that both tweak and invoke art history.
Mike Henderson @ Haines
Employing Cubism’s floating color planes and Abstract Expressionism’s turbulent paint and ambiguous ideographs/hieroglyphs, Henderson’s works generate their own force field.
Westfall & Thibeault @ George Lawson
Stephen Westfall and Marie Thibeault are abstract painters whose work is rooted in bodily experience.