Suzanne Laura Kammin's paintings are marked by channels that sweep across the surface, smoothly directing us through open expanses of color. The curved corners of many of these channels allow us to zip around with ease and also serve to connect adjacent areas of color. Kammin's palette allows us moments of rest as we travel around the field.
|Suzanne Laura Kammin Snake Charmer, 2013 oil on panel 16 x 16 inches|
|Suzanne Laura Kammin Installation view|
The experience changes dramatically when looking at Jason Karolak's paintings, where we move up, down, across, in, and out . . . a bit of a bumpy trip around a manic jungle gym. His intensely hued and somewhat awkward structures hover over fields of deep blacks and magentas, and move us energetically through the space. Shifting bands of color pushing in from the edges add to the intensity of the ride.
|Jason Karolak Untitled (P-1435), 2014 oil on linen 18 x 16 inches|
|Jason Karolak Installation view|
Brooke Nixon divides her canvases into grids of intensely hued triangles that pulsate across the surface. I was struck by near simultaneous sensations of flatness--looking across the surface at the rhythmic patterns of color, and depth-- experiencing dimensionality as the interlocking triangles coalesced into a continually shifting network of cubes.
|Brooke Nixon Sailors Take Warning, 2015 acrylic on panel 24 x 24 inches|
|Brooke Nixon Installation view|
The highly energized paintings of Tom Krumpak are marked by a cacophony of form and color. In several of his smaller works, the many shapes sort themselves into somewhat orderly arrays, but most often his vibrantly colored forms are interlaced across the surface, daring us to engage and enter the fray.
|Tom Krumpak Come Here acrylic on canvas 72 x 96 inches|
|Tom Krumpak Installation view|
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