Steven Culbert's "Red Tree" at Jacques Lamy Gallery
Steven Culbert is one of those artists who eschews the idea that there's any limit to the number of ways you can paint. You can see that in his current show, Big and Small, at Jacques Lamy Gallery.
Courtesy of Jacques Lamy Gallery Culbert's "Red Tree"
Upon viewing the show, you might not even guess that all of the work is from the same artist. The works are indeed big and small. But they are also robust and minimal. Boisterous and meek. Colorful and pale.
This FLP, titled "Red Tree," invokes an under the sea feel with the central feature looking more like coral than any earthbound tree. The thick paint Culbert employs reads like reef on the canvas. You can almost sense the slow drift of underwater movement -- a sway, really. Culbert's work is often about mood and this piece certainly has one: meditative and anticipatory and watery.
See Culbert's Big and Small until December 5 at the Jacques Lamy Gallery, 1607 Dragon Street, 214-747-7611, www.jacqueslamy.com.