The paintings that make up Stephen Pentak's latest exhibition, Nearly Opposite, have a photographic quality about them. Landscapes on the far shore are reflected in the water, as the viewer remains grounded by the trees on this side. Pentak uses drywall trowels, plastering tools and palette knives to create dramatic strokes that evoke rather than spell out, yet form compositions that seem almost deceptively complete.
Artist: Stephen Pentak
Nearly Opposite runs through February 4, 2011 at Kathryn Markel Fine Art in New York.