The frequently sun-struck paintings in the engaging exhibition, Continuity and Change: The Return to Figurative Painting, now at Cincinnati Art Galleries, are the work of seven area artists — Emil Robinson, Rob Anderson, Linda E. Anderson, Aidan Schapera, Brian Burt, Tim Kennedy and Eve Mansdorf — many of whom have looked long and hard at 17th century Dutch paintings, French Impressionist paintings and American artists who have done the same
Brushwork, an artist’s signature stroke, is a distinguishing feature throughout. This suggests an enjoyment of painting for painting’s sake and, when well done, invites the viewer into similar pleasures.
Continuity and Change: The Return to Figurative Paintingis on view at Cincinnati Art Galleries (225 E. Sixth St., Downtown) through June 8. More info: cincinnatiartgalleries.com.