It's strange how complementary exhibits often run at the same time or in quick succession. A few years ago, for instance, during the course of one season, it seemed like everyone was showcasing art made from recycled materials. Another time, installation was the medium of choice. This season, we've seen a few more exhibit clusters. There's been the mad craze for geometric abstraction and its progeny in neo- and post-minimalism and neo-color-field painting. And there's a big movement among young artists making monumental abstract sculptures, much of it with kinetic or high-tech features. The most apparent trend this season, though, has been a renewed interest in representational art, and the calendar has been jammed with shows highlighting the figure, the landscape and... More >>>
"Summit Springs Battleground: Dog Soldiers' Last Stand," by James McElhinney, oil on canvas.