May 22, 2008

Aho at Alpha

In the Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid reports that Eric Aho's earnest new paintings of the icy Vermont landscape are wild in more ways than one. "There's the way he slashes paint over his canvas, with bold, big, unfettered strokes. And there are the places he portrays, plunging his viewers deep into a fire-scorched wood, or bringing us to the brink of a frozen river where the ice has reared up and shattered. In his compositions, brute force comes face to face with vulnerability, and chaos collides with order. These nature paintings capture something of humanity, then, as well." Read more.

"Eric Aho: Wilderness," Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA. Through June 4.
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