Several of the painters utilize impressionistic techniques in the works, and the show is really a testament to the power of the paintbrush as an expressive instrument. “Mr. Pink’s Truck” by Scott W. Prior (pictured), is a rustic compositional vehicle. Vincent Fitches’ “Red Portrait #2” is reminiscent of Monet’s crimson-hued work after cataract surgery. Randall Lake brings the refined brushstrokes of the true masters among local painters. Nathan Florence’s “A Star Is Born” adds a touch of the whimsically surreal.
The small-works format of the show draws the viewer into examining these pieces closer, even though some of them take in fairly wide vistas. The detail achieved in that amount of space is striking, and the vistas are a window into the possibilities of landscape painting. (Brian Staker)
Date: Jan 4, 2013
Time: All Day
Address: 447 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City, 84111
Where: Slusser Gallery