Three Santa Fean Painters Paint
In Peter Burega's high-energy explorations of the interaction between natural and manmade environments, he distills the vastness and power of nature into a densely compacted expression of emotion that's almost hypnotic in its effect on the viewer. His complex interplay of colors, bold and soothing, creates a dynamic tension between excitement and restfulness that mirrors his own intense emotional response to life's inherent contradictions.
A blend of tonalism, impressionism, abstraction and minimalism emerges in the stirring landscapes of Gregory Frank Harris, whose love of the surreal land formations and skyscapes of the American West is revealed through his dreamlike take on their shifting colors and shapes. Light-infused swaths of pure color and contrasting shadow bring mountains, mesas, meadows and sky into a strikingly different kind of harmony, offering viewers a new way to perceive the landscape.
Rick Stevens, a master colorist with a keen eye for nature's subtleties, offers new paintings that bring his ongoing quest for synthesis to the next level. He abstracts the features of the world around him through a deft rendering of form and light and dazzles the viewer with hues, at once subtle and dramatic, to produce evocations of nature that are neither pure landscape nor pure abstraction but something more.