Paul Behnke blogs about a recent series of work by painter Hamlett Dobbins.
Behnke writes: "The forms of the simpler compositions possess a tantric purity while the color evokes the layered, jewel like preciousness of Russian icons. Only in scale do Dobbins' drawings defy this reading. The medium size just begins to flower into the viewers space. And one can imagine the work larger still - becoming a quiet and all consuming consciousness."
Dobbins' works will be on view as part of the exhibition Price is Right at David Lusk Gallery in Memphis, TN, on view through August 31, 2012 .