November 19, 2012

Paintings by Rod Penner








Paintings by Rod Penner

From the artist:
The hyperrealistic paintings depict streets and single-family homes
in small Texas towns. The works are objective, keenly observed and are as
much photojournalism as they are photorealism. The images evoke
contrasting responses of melancholy and warmth, desolation and serenity—
everything that is small-town America.
The works are strangely familiar and remind me of Edward Hopper's paintings in terms of the use of motels and gas stations and the feelings of solitude they evoke.

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