Gerald Peters Gallery Contemporary

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According to Christopher Crossman’s inspired assessment of Wyeth’s “island” paintings,[1] the artist’s interest in the power of nature and its repetitive destructive beauty are realized in a number of watercolors – primarily those depicting elements of the Maine coast.  The artist strove to create works like this one, that “went deep”- expressing both representation and abstraction. Roaring Spout displays a disorienting point of view: looking down onto an indiscernible site painted with fluid washes, depth of pigment and surprising touches of color.

[1] Christopher Crossman “Islands”, Patricia Junker and Audrey Lewis (editors), Andrew Wyeth In Retrospect, Brandywine River Museum, 2017, p. 107