Louisa McElwain (1953-2013): Pasture Spring
2016, oil on canvas
Evoke Contemporary, 550 S. Guadalupe St., 505-995-9902 Louisa McElwain and Friends is a group show of works by McElwain and selected art from her private collection. McElwain’s contemporary landscapes are rendered in thick strokes that lend her expressionistic compositions a feeling of dynamism. She worked fast, using trowels and palette knives to create plein-air landscapes. “My process is an inquiry into the sensuous potential of paint,” she once wrote. The show opens Friday, March 31, with a reception at 5 p.m.