Friday, September 3, 2010

Mark Bowles & Leslie Smith

September 9 – November 6, 2010

Preview Reception:

Thursday, Sept. 9th, 5 - 8pm

Second Saturday Reception:
Sept. 11th, 6 - 9pm

Mark Bowles

"The West" 48" x 48"

Leslie Smith

"Joyous Response" 48" x 48"

The Art Foundry Gallery presents a dual exhibit shared by two life-long friends, artists Mark Bowles and Leslie Smith. Over the course of their shared history and friendship they both have pursued their passion exploring the language of painting.

Visitors will discover two unique styles of abstraction: While Bowles and Smith have collaborated as one would expect friends to do over the years, when it comes to putting paint to canvas, each presents imagery uniquely their own. Perhaps most exciting about these two exhibits is each artist’s use of color. Bowles’ work focuses on classic California landscapes whose presentation is in no way ordinary. His current work is a summation of all he has done before, but now expressed at a new and even more exciting and intellectual level. Smith’s work communicates movement and energy from a more abstract psychological perspective and in some instances includes surprising textures which result from multi-media layering. It is apparent both painters love the exploration of color which evokes emotion and engages their viewers.

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