Coleoptera & Friends: Paintings by Robert Spellman
Boulder-based artist Robert Spellman takes inspiration from nature, using color and texture to create isolated, ethereal images of beetles and flowers that feel simultaneously scientific and mystic. Often painting over old canvases and incorporating old fabrics into his surface treatments, the formal qualities of the images give way to an archeology of layers and meaning.
February 13, 2013 to May 12, 2013
Robert Spellman, “Lateral Lady Beetle,” 2012, acrylic on canvas
Robert Spellman, “Iris Pallida,” 2005-13, acrylic on canvas
Robert Spellman, “Coleoptera Folio II,” 2013, acrylic on canvas