Art Review: Paintings from the melting pot by the great David Driskell

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Art Review: Paintings from the melting pot by the great David Driskell

By DANIEL KANY

How much conscious control does an artist have over the content of his work? This is an important question about any artist or work of art.

“Old Mexican Church”

Images courtesy of Greenhut Galleries

“Midnight Pines”

Additional Photos Below

ART REVIEW

“REFLECTIONS WITHIN FORM”

WHERE: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland

WHEN: Through Aug. 31

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com

Artists, especially blossoming professionals, inevitably overstate their control of their work’s content. (The public, however, must share the blame for this, because we pressure artists to speak with authority about their work.)

It’s a sign of maturity when artists don’t pretend viewers

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