STEVEN SCOTT GALLERY
515 N. Charles St. Cornelia Foss: New Paintings
To view many of this artist's works is to enter her studio, with its carefully placed open books, plates of fruit, vases of Casablanca lilies and a view out the window. Always working from life, Cornelia Foss paints what gallery owner Steven Scott ,, calls "soft focus expressive realism": With rich, urgent brush strokes in a palette of blues, she creates relaxing vistas full of great energy. Gerrit Henry, contributing editor for Art News (who wrote the exhibit catalog essay) calls these works "cubo-painterly" for their reverence to the cubist ethos of the picture plane. Through Nov. 2. Call 752-6218.
Drawing his inspiration from the great Impressionists, the artist paints landscapes and still lifes with a rich, broad palette, always with a -- of purple visible somewhere.