Our current show, running through September 21, are oil paintings by Vermont artist David Smith. They are mainly landscape, but not of the generic type at all. Unusual compositions and a focus on what the casual viewer generally misses makes for compelling work executed with technical bravado. As recently noted in Seven Days,”David Smith…(is) one of the state’s finest painters” and creates “some of the best contemporary landscapes in the area.”
“What makes Smith’s landscapes more interesting than many others is his affinity for the abstract qualities of a scene . . . Smith is also a masterful technician,” Seven Days’ art critic Marc Awodey.