November/December 2019: “Shimmer” ft. Jaim Hackbart & Mike Girón

Light shimmers on water, or glows inviting through leaves. Wind ripples the surface of a slow river. Flames flicker. Some of the most familiar patterns of motion in the natural world may be visible in this exhibition - at least for a moment. Look again, and you may instead catch the rhythmic lines and bold sweeps of ink and paint used by two exceptional artists to create the abstract works on display in November and December in the Michael Phipps Gallery.

Jaim Hackbart is a contemplative abstract painter, frequently drawing inspiration from nature, who uses color, line, and texture to produce a powerful optical effect giving the illusion of movement. Mike Girón brings from his varied portfolio works that mix silkscreen, ink, and paint to suggest images that are “almost there”, balanced carefully between chaos and order. Their work, featured together for the second time, fills the gallery with energy.


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