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The Art League Presents Justin Worrell Breath on Glass

Justin Worrell, Evening Theme, Oil, 24 x 36.

On View: April 8 – May 2, 2021

Oil painter Justin T. Worrell captures the ephemeral, dusky prelude to nightfall in his solo exhibit, Breath on Glass. Inspired by the American Tonalist school, Worrell’s landscapes blur the boundary between our physical world and the spiritual realm. The exhibit will be on view online and in-person at The Art League gallery from April 8 – May 2, 2021.

The artist describes his approach as a twist on traditional, academic landscape, calling it, “a compromise between the temporal and the eternal.”

Many of Worrell’s paintings are titled using musical terminology. When creating his work, the artist first draws out the essential mood, tone or theme of the imagined setting. According to him, “A ‘theme’ in the musical sense, is the core that a composition is built upon. It’s the framework, or the central idea.” He demonstrates this concept in Evening Theme, a brooding scene of slate, moss, and gauzy blue, which expresses the “rhythms, form, and structure that nightfall awakens.”

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