"AV Framing Gallery
Kevin Smola translates personal emotion into art in Emotion in Motion. Works entitled “Impulse,” “Restless” and “Numb” work to capture the raw spirits that lie behind the feelings. In “Fear,” the artist’s strokes are thick, and the colors alarming — bold reds and yellows assault the canvas while piles of molten black paint suffocate the rich surface. The artist’s strokes are just as apparent in “Impulse,” where an invigorating yellow canvas pulses with life. Bright and burning, the yellow center radiates to and enraptures the viewer, as the red painted edges of the canvas cage in the yellow and add to the tension of the work. Finally, “Rhythm” is a more moving and muting piece. Soft greens undulate across the canvas; the artist’s strokes are not so immediate in this work, but rather melt away. These emotions and more are on display through November; 317-356-3776. —Allie Matters "