Mark Horst: Children Playing Ring Around the Rosie 2 2015, oil on canvas
Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 403 Canyon Road, 505-983-0433 Mark Horst’s figurative paintings capture tender moments of domesticity, family life, and play that transcend time and place. His paintings, often depicting day-to-day scenes in developing nations, have a sense of the ephemerality of life. “I’ve tried to paint them with a kind of fierceness — by letting the image speak its beauty without veiling it in sentiment or prettiness,” he writes. The exhibit Mark Horst: A Fierce Beauty opens Friday, Sept. 18, with a 5 p.m. reception.