Su Kwak bringing light, grace and healing ....

Exploring the subject of light in her paintings Su Kwak makes abstract landscapes that feel excavated.  She physically cuts and stitches her work in a way that also opens the work further to the viewer.  Using many layers of paint makes her work evoke a special power. 

Originally from Korea, Su Kwak has lived for many years in the USA, originally studying in Texas at the University of Saint Thomas.  She finished her masters at the University of Chicago.

Looking at the paintings of Su Kwak immediately makes me tune into and share her memories of moon and water, waves and mountains.  The cutting and stitching involved in their construction enlivens the work. Her work glows with a spiritual intensity that is a message of healing.

Marsha Ralls

Rob Pruitt - Sometimes Art Can Just Be Fun!

Sometimes I find that art can just be fun, and that’s how I respond to the work of Rob Pruitt.  Rob is described as an American Folk artist, but I would say that he’s awfully sophisticated folk!  He can make a “People Feeder Skittles” in such a way that it puts to shame anything by Donald Judd.

What’s wonderful with Rob’s work is the lack of pretension, but at the same time the ingenuity.  He can take a very simple spider web and it can have real magic.  He’s certainly fearless as well through taking on so many different forms and materials.

Then there is his use of glitter.  All of Rob Pruitt’s work shimmers with the light and laugh of life, but the glitter he adds to some of it makes it shimmer just a little more!      Blogger: Marsha Ralls

Painter Kris Cox .... Colorado dreaming

Evoking place, time and space the work of Kris Cox is hauntingly beautiful.  Animal tusks, small leather bundles taken from a Dogon’s hunter’s shirt, nuts and terry cloth are to be found imbedded in some of his work. One of Cox’s mediums, going back to antiquity, is beeswax.  Within his work there is an exploration and allusion to other cultures and times and the overlay makes for an extra richness.

Originally from Los Angeles he lives in a spectacular house and studio in Colorado. I’m really happy to be representing him in Washington, DC.

With Kris Cox’s works there is perfection in the conjunction between composition, color, and execution.  Even though he works in a serial fashion each work has a very specific voice that speaks to me about the fullness of life and experience.      Marsha Ralls

A man with a vision ... David Richardson

David Richardson is a very protean artist, matching his life.  His work has a large range sometimes being very powerful and sometimes very lyrical often rendered in the same painting.  With David you know at once when you look at his work that he is in command of his medium and has made very deliberate choices in terms of imagery and color.

I speak of his imagery even though David’s work is abstract, but I feel it’s very real in the emotions rendered.  David is unusual in that he comes from a family of artists and is originally from Michigan.

David is a marine and has been both to Iraq and Afghanistan and served heroically.  I am very proud to represent his work.  At the same time I think the strength of the work speaks for itself.  You can learn the “Iliad” from looking at his work, something that cannot be said about most abstract art!  Marsha Ralls