A new group of floral still lifes by Lynn Johnson just arrived, including this large-scale beauty Magnolia and Earth. Layering oil paint and graphite on canvas with a gestural approach, Johnson wants the viewer to “feel the juxtaposition between the energy and spontaneity of the brushstrokes and the calm and quietness of the composition as a whole.”
With layers of exquisitely shaped metal, dynamic highlights and shadows, and an eye-catching matte black finish, this new piece by Matt Devine makes a big statement on the wall. A major theme in Devine’s work is the contrast of nature and industry—in None More Black, the circular shape and curving forms give this modern piece an organic feel.
Contrasting Lynn Johnson’s spontaneous, abstracted style, this still life by Alexander Sheversky takes a more classic approach. Influenced by the work of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Sheversky beautifully renders light and shadow in his work. It feels like you could pick these hydrangeas right out of the canvas. The minimal background adds to the fresh and airy atmosphere of the piece.