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Cruikshank's Number 1 also posits slowing down, asking the viewer to contemplate quiet passages of daylight and the fleeting hours of their own lives. At Houston's Moody Gallery, three Texas talents tango with the construct of Color Field: Pat Colville, Michael Kennaugh, and Dan Sutherland. Colville adds a touch of mystery to her canvas Other Skies and Earth, 2020, imbuing it with Surrealism via a shocking tangerine field bisected by a snaking line in a pumpkin hue. In contrast, Kennaugh's brand of Color Field, as seen in the epic (76 x 114 inch) canvas Big Wave, 2020, is complex and harkens to a mid-century aesthetic. Its dancing forms channel the Pacific Coast/Native American iconography of totem poles, paired with a palette reminiscent of another age. Sutherland's oil on aluminum, Conjugative, 2013, is moody and robust, owing a debt to Dorothy Hood with its abstraction of a craggy terrain and palette of deep red, while its simplified nature forms recall American modernist painters of the 1920s and 1930s, particularly Arthur Dove. Austin painter Sara Carter's work plunges us deep into the caverns of Color Field, with lapidary veils of acrylic on linen that conjure up associations for the viewer, while also being about the beauty of pure pigment. Find Carter's Lit with Color 3, 2020, at Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art (Houston). The University of Texas at Austin professor Margo Sawyer, one of the stars of Nancy Littlejohn's stable and a 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, departs from sculpture and installation work with Dreaming of Synchronicity of Color, 2020. This pastel on paper suggests light passing through panels of glass, alluding to the major public artworks that are Sawyer's calling card. San Antonio- and NYC-based gallery Ruiz-Healy Art features a conceptual artist and a master of geometric abstraction, both informed by Color Field principles: Jesse Amado and Cecilia Biagini. Amado's W.O.K.E., 2020, takes as its departure intense planes of color deployed in word play that confronts this pivotal moment in America for social and racial justice. Argentine-born Biagini draws on another tradition — South American modernism — with the wall sculpture Pianoforte (Combined), 2018, which emits a jaunty rhythm to match its title's musical metaphor. Fort Worth standard-bearer William Campbell Contemporary Art features three painters who contribute contemporary takes on the Color Field movement. Target-obsessed John Holt Smith's Wildflower Oculus #28, 2018, possesses an exuberant sci-fi vibe as it depicts a psychedelic wildflower. In contrast, the ethereally somber Giardini Acqua Alta Lungo La Sera B, 2020, by Julie Lazarus, is a painting as poetic as its Venetian-inspired title. Then Lloyd Martin's syncopated blocks of pigment in the canvas Red Breach, 2010, are positively jazzy with top notes of carmine, ochre, orange, burnt sienna, and cerulean. See all images in this story at Pat Colville's Other Skies and Earth, 2020, at Moody Gallery All imAges courtesy the Artists And their respective culture plAce gAlleries Artworks Exclusively Available on Sara Carter's Lit With Color 3, 2020, at Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art (Continued from 70) 72

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