There is no better way to celebrate my birthday than spending time with wonderful friends viewing art.
The Everson Museum of Art is host to two exhibitions of Darryl Hughto’s paintings. From Diamonds to Sailboats will be on display until August 26, 2018. According to the Everson Bulletin, this show “examines the artist’s tireless interest in the power and possibility of a single shape: the diamond”.
These diamond and sailboat paintings are ethereal, immediately transporting the viewer to the blue skies and sunshine of summer. I loved how the unprimed canvases allowed the paint to seep into the cloth. There is an underlying structure of softness that builds into a textural landscape of ocean waves by the commanding use of gel mediums. The paintings are shimmery and soft while also entirely rhythmic. Beautiful work!
Also on view are portraits of friends and acquaintances in his world. These are energetic gestural works. A must see!
Hughto will do a gallery walk to discuss his work on June 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm. It is free for Everson members, otherwise $8.00.