The work of R. Anthony Askew
in this exhibition includes prints done in New Mexico, in the fall of 2010, that are influenced by the landscape and the energy of the southwest. In the abstract-expressionist tradition, inventive, direct and painterly, his monotype process enhances a child-like directness with emphasis on expressive color and brushstroke. Process is important to this artist as is tradition and ceremony in the sense that his art experience is in the creating, the activity of doing, seeing and inventing.
Recently, printmaking has led Bay Hallowell into a world of intuitive abstraction, populated by unexpected shapes and expressive color combination. Quieting the mind and slipping into a dreamlike state where thinking is associative rather than logical, she finds that visual surprises can emerge and evolve into meaningful images.
Rafael Perea de la Cabada believes the artist’s function in society is to act as an agent of change. For him, art has a transformative power. He finds find art making an endless mystery, a choice and a calling.