Though she’s the youngest of three
artists showing at Carl Solway Gallery, Elsa Hansen possesses the wisdom
of an old soul. Like the Solway Gallery, Hansen is talkin’ ’bout her
generation while bridging generational gaps.
Self-taught artist Matt Kish had just
turned 40 in 2009 and was considering giving up after years of receiving
little recognition for his work. Breaking through seemed as elusive as catching a great white whale.
The artist's openness to going with
nature’s flow has led him along new artistic paths since he visited
waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest and Switzerland a few years ago. Sidereal Silence is
a multimedia experience featuring surround sound, video and a hovering
In January 2014, self-taught photographer Nina Wells quit her job in the
financial industry to do art full time, and she says after she took that
leap of faith, “It’s been 100-percent amazing ever since.”
Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape (on
display at the Taft through May 29), is outstanding for bringing
together multiple pre-20th-century paintings by several artists and from
various sources, including European museums.
Currently on display at the Taft Museum of Art is Heroism in Paint: A Master Series by Jacob Lawrence, featuring the world-renowned painter’s first venture in creating a series of historical paintings.