Introducing Hannah Shook to EVOKE Contemporary

“The tactility of paint leads me into my creative process,” explains Colorado artist Hannah Shook. “It’s the beauty, presence, expressiveness and power of the paint itself.” Shook finds just as much contagious “life force” in her medium as she does in the living, breathing landscape that is her subject. Dramatic swaths of oil paint give... Continue Reading →

Lee Price: Disillusion

Contemporary realist painter Lee Price paints women in intimate, often isolated settings, offering a glimpse into the world of compulsive eating and women’s complicated relationship with food. Aerial perspectives on the figures, which symbolize the subject’s judgmental inner gaze, reveal private moments of indulgence as the female figure finishes off an entire chocolate cake or... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Kristine Poole on “Commodity”

Kristine Poole's expressive, classically rendered clay sculptures are contemporized through the artist's exposure of inner landscapes on external forms. Powerful lines of script are carved onto the surface of Poole's female figures, merging posture and gesture with the power of the spoken word. The Santa Fe sculptor's latest piece is a break from her typical... Continue Reading →

Louisa McElwain: Oil of Joy

“I often feel energy, like electricity, surging upward from the ground, through my knees, through my arms and right onto the canvas,” said painter Louisa McElwain (1953 – 2013), whose bold, impasto oil paintings embody the intensity and joyful passion of their creator. McElwain’s quintessential subject was the landscape, particularly the dramatic skies and ever-changing... Continue Reading →

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