This is an exhibition of oil paintings and mixed media works on paper by Austin artist Valerie Fowler
. Over the past eight months – partly during our recent pandemic lockdown – Fowler produced a dynamic body of work that honors the everyday natural landscapes of her local environment
. If you recall our review of the artist's previous creations, you'll know we had to coin the term florapsychedelic
in attempting to describe the sinuous, serpentine patterns of color with which she renders her lucky subjects. You really should get a look at these astonishing new works, images inspired by scenes from hikes and bike rides along Blunn Creek in Travis Heights, Onion Creek Metropolitan Park, and the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake. Note: It's a mostly virtual
art show displayed on the gallery's website, yes, but you can
make an appointment for a private viewing in the physical gallery. Recommended.
July 18-Aug. 15