Fans of Kevin T. Kelly’s controversial, sexually charged paintings have a surprise in store for them at Cincinnati Art Galleries (225 E. Sixth St., Downtown). His current exhibition, Embracing the Yin, calms and soothes the soul with ethereal, tranquil landscapes. Filled with gorgeous color gradations, the deceptively minimal compositions capture the agricultural monumentality of the regional countryside.
In his Pop-inspired style, Kelly distills the elemental beauty of trees, ponds, barns — even sunsets and storm clouds.
Accompanying his work are large-scale, boisterous paintings of hounds by Leslie Shiels in a show titled Lost Dogs Found. Her spontaneous, energetic style perfectly captures the movement and sound of these sporting dogs as they run, howl and bay.
Embracing the Yin and Lost Dogs Found are on view at Cincinnati Art Galleries Monday-Saturday through Oct. 29.
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