Portals to Invisible Worlds
Opening Friday, March 31 | March 31 – April 30
This exhibit showcases Cawein's recent paintings of orchids, peonies and gardenias: meditations on space, light, and perspective that intentionally blur the boundaries between still life and landscape, realism and abstraction.
With carefully arranged planes of soft focus and sharp, meticulous detail, these elegant canvases of mingling floral blossoms, light and glass create a sense of quiet transcendence. The natural world is Cawein's subject, but also apparent is the artist's interest in the effects of perspective on perception - his 'scenes' are witnessed through air, through glass, or as through the lens of a camera.
Sammy Peters, Carmen Vetter
Vetter and Peters:
Opening Friday, March 31 | March 24 – April 23
LewAllen Galleries is pleased to announce an unusual exhibition exploring the comparisons and contrasts of surface texture in the context of two of fine art's most interesting forms: mixed media on canvas and studio glass. The show presents side-by-side the work of two long-time masters of each - Sammy Peters working in mixed media and Carmen Vetter who makes layered kiln-formed glass wall pieces. Through the textural properties of each artist's work, the exhibit illustrates the aesthetic tensions between flatness and three-dimensionality.