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Oil Paintings

American Night

The paintings in this series feature tiny, artificially lit buildings dwarfed by a vast, windy darkness.

Playing off the 19th century American sublime tradition, the little lighted human dwellings are like modern-day settlers’ fires glowing faintly under monstrous trees and enormous, disordered skies obscured by clouds.

If lightness reveals and darkness conceals, then these paintings are about the tension and duality between what we know and what we do not (or cannot) know for certain.

American Night #1, Oil on canvas, 40″x30,” available from the artist

American Night #3, 10″x8,” oil on canvas (detail below)

Detail, American Night #3

 

American Night #2, 14″11,” oil on canvas

 

American Night #4, 20″ x 10,” oil on canvas

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