All Terrain: Landscape Explorations

Friday, Mar 4 – Apr 30, 2022

704 N. Wells
Chicago, IL 60654

The gallery will be open April 8th from 5-8pm as part of Art After Hours during EXPO CHICAGO


Features the work of Julie B. Montgomery, Diana Cutrone, Paula Blackwell, and Joan Holleb.

This group show features the work of four painters that use a variety of media to explore the subject that intrigues and moves them most: nature and the landscape. This exciting grouping of artists reaveals through seductive paintings the breadth of possibilities that the landscape subject continues to offer.


Julie B. Montgomery distills the poetry in her depicted locations. atmospheric, subtle, almost ephemeral, these paintings whisper quiet truths about color, space, light, and form. 

Diana Cutrone sees possibilities and potential narrative in her subtle yet dramatic vistas. Often rendered from the perspective of an ascending or arriving airplane, these evocative works suggest the thrill of possibility and new experience, and the potential beauty in alternate points of view. 

Paula Blackwell uses the encaustic process to create deeply expressive, evocatively atmospheric works that exist in a balanced state between realism and process-oriented expressionism. Her recent works exhibit a beautiful sense of depth, subtle shifts of light, and atmospheric translucent surfaces. 

Joan Holleb creates paintings on copper which occupy an exciting place between process and image. The material qualities of these works set them apart from traditional landscape paintings, generating the unexpected effect of slowing down our gaze and causing us to look carefully at the interaction of copper, patina, and paint on the surface of the work.

Image: All Terrain: Julie B Montgomery, Atlas, 36x36, acrylic on canvas