In his show of brooding oil paintings "Chasing Deer," Miles Cleveland Goodwin creates a series of contemporary art-historical narratives -- cold, wintry fields, inspired by Breugel and other Northern European masters. Goodwin's evocations of life at its frozen ebb also suggest a somewhat closer inspiration, both in time and place: Andrew Wyeth's Maine paintings. In contrast, the oil paintings and etchings in Laurie Danial's "Control Release Control" bubble with life and color, smart and happy collisions of structure and chance. As she says in her artist's statement: "I have come to willingly entertain a level of anxiety and exhilaration that comes from not knowing."
-Bob Hicks, 11/3/2011