Form. Figure. Gesture., available for viewing on Dec. 2, 2017 through January 28, 2018, brings together five painters with distinctive styles - from poetic and poised to spontaneous and sensual.
Precise geometric forms in solid hues used by Canadian painters Burton Kramer and David Cantine - in Fugue No. 2 and Still Life in Gray - are at once an intellectual exploration of pictorial problems and sheer poetry. Skillfully painted and sensual, the intimate portraits by New Jersey painter Michelle Doll are rendered in warm translucent oils. Her Couples paintings, each depicting an intimate embrace, are highly realistic, tactile and immediate. The portraits of Rob by Kingston painter Dan Hughes are in keeping with the artist's developed sense of observational realism. Hughes, who received Honourable Mention at the 2017 Kingston Portrait Prize, captures a moment steeped in psychological tension. Structure intersects with abandon in the gestural paintings of Scott Pattinson whose abstract compositions in the new Ouvert paintings are a vigorous eddy of layered and brilliant brushstrokes. Some works in the series are powerfully atmospheric and all are narratives of the moments in which they were created.
Oeno Gallery is also pleased to present an ongoing exhibition of paintings by acclaimed Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis. Created in bright, solid colors with a limited use of perspective, Lewis's paintings charm viewers with such subjects as winter landscapes with sleighs, yoked oxen and the seaside village of Sandy Cove.
New works for the Holiday Season include Roger Wood's steam punk inspired clocks, Mariel Waddell's sparkling glass bowls and Floyd Elzinga's collectible stainless steel pine cones.