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“Parkscapes” by Andrew Wykes
March 2 @ 12:00 pm - March 6 @ 5:00 pm
Parkscapes, an exhibition of new paintings by Andrew Wykes, opens Saturday, January 30th, 2021 at Groveland Gallery.
Painted with heavy impasto, Wykes builds his landscapes with a palette knife, introducing rhythmic lines and facets of lively color into his compositions. This contemporary approach to the genre of landscape paintings gives Wykes’ images a unique aesthetic. Rooted strongly in the gesture of drawing, his paintings reveal the energy and diversity of the landscapes to which he has traveled over the past two years. The artist says about his new paintings:
“I paint the geography of where I find myself, in the United States or overseas in Britain and Ireland. Over the last seven years I have made drawings in sketchbooks, one each day of the small park one block from my house in Northfield, Minnesota. My paintings are also made on site in the same park, some taking many days to complete. However, the goal is always the same: to make an equivalent and authentic response to the place I have experienced, and to translate that experience of the three-dimensional landscape to the flat surface of my painting, seeking to create a balanced dialog between the intellectual and emotional.”
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