The works of Geoff Hippenstiel teeter between figuration and abstraction. Since receiving his MFA from the University of Houston in 2010, he has had solo exhibitions in Houston (Devin Borden Gallery), Dallas (Holly Johnson Gallery) and New York (Peter Makebish Gallery). This recent series of ten paintings is based on the Emil Nolde woodcut The Prophet (1912) from collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The brooding quality of this iconic image is translated from the original woodcut as a set of variations exploring texture and color in thick oil and wax impasto.
Opening Friday September 5 at Isabella Court 6-8 pm; through October 28