David Paulson’s pastel drawings reach for the guts in a totally different but no less visceral way. Paulson’s early training came out of the mid-to-late century New York school of painting, and the new work here pulses with life. Paulson is willing to go where the work takes him, feeling his way into a piece and then back out again. His gestural figures, often distorted and obscured, nevertheless suggest fully-realized, distinct selves with personal histories and inner lives—raw humanity in the midst of expressionist landscapes and swaths of pure color.
These two artists work with emotional responses to form. Hall reaches deep to turn the self inside-out and force the unseen to be visible, while Paulson navigates from the outside in--through the surroundings, past the obvious, and into the essence of being.
Gallery hours: Thursday – Monday 11am to 5pm, Friday 11am to 7pm, Closed Memorial Day - Monday, May 29th