(HUDSON, N.Y.) – New paintings by Trevor Hunter and Keith Batten go on view at McDaris Fine Art on Saturday, April 18, 2015, with an opening reception from 6 to 8pm. The works will remain on view through May 17, 2015. Hunter’s works are abstract and blow hot and cool; Batten’s paintings explore the meditative qualities of the forest.
In his new series of abstract paintings, Trevor Hunter portrays a complexity of emotional content. Energy and enthusiasm burst from a hot palette marked by occasional coolness, while cooler, soothing palettes contain moments of subtle warmth. Varieties of paint application and the resultant shapes enhance the strength of color. The collection as a whole evidences the expressive power of color, and by extension, the power of art itself.
Keith Batten’s paintings explore the meditative qualities of the forest. Thickets and brambles interlaced with trees form a visual barrier through which light penetrates in early evening. The trunks of trees extending to snow covered ground punctuate early morning musings. A rich, redolent background enshrines a single, fallen tree at close range. Together, the paintings suggest an analogy between the primordial forest and the human spirit.
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