Mounts: Paintings by Carla Knopp 

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The title "Love Hovel, Burkshed Recreational Area" may seem to indicate a real place name but the ethereal setting of this painting doesn't quite seem to resemble the title in any literal sense. There's a pink structure in the foreground and a shadowy structure in the background - possible signs of human habitation - but there's otherwise nothing that connects to any recognizable place in this oil on wood painting. Knopp said that she found the title for this piece after its composition, during a Google search that - like the composition process itself - was an intuitive one. All of the paintings in this show, including the oil on panel "Mounts" series, were painted intuitively. Correspondingly, they are less focused on representing any particular thing and more about the creative process itself. All, that is, except for "Morning on Earth." By virtue of its stunning depiction of a blue shoreline and looping arches under a lightening sky, this painting captures the ephemeral beauty of the world we live in. Through Nov 14; 317-686-6382,

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