At the Edge: A Two Person Exhibition
Stephen Pentak and Amy Van Winkle. Each artist utilizes a linear aspect within their paintings to signify the separation of color and elements. At the edge of representation and abstraction, the methodical repetition of these ideas recall a sense of place and harmony.
Stephen Pentak’s paintings are based on drawings inspired by nature but drafted with a conscious mind to the abstract. He is informed by his surroundings but holds fast to his freedom to create and invent space. Each of his paintings emphasizes a downward view at the edge of water...and a strong edge between the reflected landscape and sky. This persistent image is a means to discovery, to exploring light and mastering the balance between representation and invention.