A Fresh Array of Landscape, Still-Life, & Abstract Painting
The trio of artists in this springtime exhibition bring distinct techniques, subjects, and inspiration to their paintings. "Spring Ensemble" celebrates the breadth of the contemporary art Selby Fleetwood Gallery represents. Stephen Dinsmore paints raw and awkward portrayals of mundane, everyday sights and impromtu arrangements in thick, impressionistic brushstrokes. The non-objective mixed media work of Joe Ostrafi‘ derives from an appreciation of peeling residue on walls and forgotten surfaces; his markmaking is visceral with definite gouges, abrasion, and punctures into each panel. A devout palette knife painter, Sandra Pratt continues to evolve new aspects as she revisits her signature imagery of solitary hamlets, open vistas, and rural spaces.