Sue Tower: Stretch & Kentree Speirs: Small Works

Kentree Speirs, Direct, 2015

Sue Tower: Stretch & Kentree Speirs: Small Works

Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR - Dec 2

by Allyn Cantor

In November, Blackfish Gallery features two distinct artists who utilize textural abstraction in very different ways. Tower turned to a spontaneous approach five years ago, after a long painting career focused on rendering realistic imagery. Her current non-objective work is created with rapid impasto textures and mark-making to produce primitive abstractions. Speirs uses multiple layers of color and form in his landscape-based paintings that strongly reflect the Purcell, Bugaboo and Valhalla Mountains of British Columbia where he resides.

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