Have you seen the March-April issue of R•Home? Our “Goods” section features fearless and flaunty florals, on everything from a chandelier and pillow to an étagère and towels. Flower patterns are à la mode again.
With my head whirling with bold flower designs, I’ve become mesmerized by a painting, “Thirsty Flowers,” (pictured, $3,800) at Page Bond Gallery. It’s a large acrylic —40-by-30 inches — by the Seattle-based, VCU-alum artist Philip Hinge.
I think it radiates energy and intoxicating color, but also subtle, dark complexities.
“At first glance, vibrant colors and patterns, energetic brushstrokes, and idiosyncratic modes of representation lend [Philip’s] paintings a lighthearted, humorous appearance,” says Bond, in a press release. “The content, which tends to be more disquieting, is at odds with this bright, playful exterior.” This analysis enhanced my experience.
Some of Hinge’s other works in the show, called “Don’t Look Now: New Paintings by Philip Hinge,” push the colorful/unnerving boundary even more. They’re all worth seeing.
So are the works in the other two exhibitions now on view at the gallery, "New Paintings" by New York Artist Julian Jackson and “Plastic,” a group exhibition of acrylic sculpture with works by Sanford Bond, Doreen McCarthy and Regine Schumann.
All are on view through April 4.
Page Bond Gallery is at 1625 W. Main St. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.