The panhandle of northern Idaho is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in North America. Sparsely populated, the small communities east of Sandpoint that border Lake Pend Oreille are backed by forests that stretch across the Cabinet and Selkirk mountains until they merge with the Canadian Rockies. To stand in these densely forested mountains, among the firs, pines, and birches, can be both moving and somewhat daunting. Here nature is wilderness. In 1987, when Romey Stuckart first moved to Hope, Idaho, her response as a painter was to adopt these woods as her subject matter. This exhibition of paintings from 1990 to 2002 acts as a record of her response to her chosen environment, as literal depiction of nature in paintings up to 1992 and then the shift to the organic, abstracted paintings that followed. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space.
Influenced by the paintings of Northern European artists he saw growing up in Germany, Arnold builds modern-day but age-old narratives about Life and Death and Man versus Nature. Intellectually rich and technically lush, Arnold’s paintings cast a wonderful spell. The viewer must step back from the paintings in order to reveal the image clearly. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space.