Isak Applin–Six More Miles

Paintings by Isak Applin

Roots & Culture
9/19/08 - 10/18/08

Isak Applin's first solo exhibition at Roots & Culture features seven new canvases that expand upon his visionary exploration of narrative and landscape. Evoking the pastoral narratives of Bruegel the Elder, Applin adheres to a tradition of investigating the everyday scene, whether depicting folks fraternizing over a drink or embarking upon a journey through the land. Likewise, these canvases celebrate a certain intuitive sense of play reminiscent of Les Fauves in their acrobatic use of color and naivete of form. Applin weaves his stories of personal experiences and relationships to places and people through references to the history of painting.

"Hans is Doing Well" oil on canvas 25" X 20" 2007

"The Remains of Edward Windsor" oil on canvas 36" X 48" 2008

"Snake Canyon" oil on canvas 38" X 38" 2008

"This Time Darling" oil on canvas 42" X 36" 2008

"Geno D's" oil on canvas 32" X 44" 2008

"5000" oil on canvas 26" X 24" 2008

"Hike to the Grafton Peace Pagoda" oil on canvas 58" X 48" 2007