Texture / Intuition

Martin Campos, Danny McCaw, Michael Quadland, and Louise Strawbridge

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - Saturday, October 29, 2022

Opening Reception

Thursday, September 8, 2022

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Oil painting by Danny McCaw titled "Thoughts and Shapes"
Bronze sculpture by Michael Quadland titled "Versailles Louie"

From left to right: Danny McCaw, Thoughts and Shapes, 2019. Oil on board, 24 x 24 inches; Michael Quadland, Versailles Louie, 2022. Bronze, 40 x 22 x 15 inches. Inquire for price.

Join us on Thursday, September 8th, for the Opening Reception of this exciting show! Don't miss this chance to meet and mingle with artists and fellow collectors in an exclusive, private viewing environment. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Stanek Gallery presents the resonant works of Martin Campos, Danny McCaw, Michael Quadland, and Louise Strawbridge.

 

The figures of Martin Campos’s pastel drawings emerge from a tangle of rich colors and bold mark-making. It is easy to imagine the feel of buttery pastel as it slides across the textured surface of the paper, forming colorful shapes in space. Campos’s intuitive process of creation guides his compositions, which are full of mystery and surprise.

 

Danny McCaw creates sculpted forms on the flat surfaces of canvas and board. Thickly applied oil paint provides literal depth to McCaw’s works, while his command of color finishes the thought, creating intriguing compositions of figures in space, radiant with human emotion.

 

Michael Quadland’s textured bronzes remind us of the organic nature of his avian subjects. Combining cold machined hardware, a signature of his sculptural works, with natural shapes that almost appear soft, Quadland’s works are full of contradiction, communicating stoicism and serenity with a touch of whimsy.

 

The mixed media works of Louise Strawbridge exemplify the artist’s mastery of composition. Strawbridge’s stitching provides depth and dimension to her linear, flat surfaces. Small touches of red pack a punch, and washes of blue disrupt the monochromatic works, converting peaceful marks into a strong statement.

Pastel drawing by Martin Campos titled "M."
Mixed media collage by Louise Strawbridge titled "Black Lives Matter 5"

From left to right: Martin Campos, M., 2022. Pastel and charcoal on paper, 16 x 11 inches; Louise Strawbridge, Black Lives Matter #5, 2021. Sewing thread, ink, and fabric collage on paper, 8 x 8 inches. Inquire for price.

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