When: Sat., May 13, 5-7 p.m. 2017
Father-and-son figurative painters Jack Banks and Hunter Banks both focus on the landscape surrounding their home in Wake, Virginia near the Rappahannock River. Jack Banks paints dense forest and gnarled tree trunks. His paintings take time to mature, and he will sometimes toss newly completed panels into the woods and wait months to reconsider them. Hunter Banks is drawn to the quiet clearings of homesites and the riverbank-- the forms of sky, ice, and land dissolve into austere abstraction. These beautiful works offer views of the Tidewater landscape and a look into their enigmatic artistic rapport.