Michael Knutson’s meticulously-rendered, eye-popping images of spiraling ovoids are realized through a complex technical process of drawings on paper, digital manipulation, and a final stage committed to the hand-made and physical in oil, watercolor, or monotype. Their creation is exacting and precise, but he admits to being a “diehard romantic,” aspiring to create geometric spaces as organic and complex as Monet’s water gardens and Pollock’s fractal drips and pours.

Carol Benson's work is inspired by the traditional handwork of women--quilts, weavings, knitted and sewn garments--she works in a form of sculptural painting, which she calls "Sewn Constructions." She cuts, forms, and hand-sews leftover bits of canvas from other painters to produce variations on the traditional format of oil-on-canvas works.

Gallery Talk, Saturday, September 10, 1 pm