Surface Architecture: Paintings by Lori Swartz and Kevin Gilmore
Surface Architecture pairs the work of Lori Swartz and Kevin Gilmore, who are both working in paint to coax non-objective narratives from various flat surfaces with mark making and structural vocabularies, both physical and illusionary.
The overlap of visual vocabularies between Swartz and Gilmore is apparent in their respective use of similar geometries, swaths of open space (with suggestions of hidden marks and meanings), unexpected hues and compositional sensibilities. Their conceptual approaches, however, are very different. The interplay between the two artists’ work creates an exciting visual conversation about how visual intentions manifest on the two dimensional surface.