Pure art at Old Firehouse

"Nuage," by Penelope Sharp, on view at the Old Firehouse Art Center.

You might have seen a preview of the exhibition “Intervallum” in the July 8 edition of Day & Night. The show, at the Old Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, features work by painter Rick Visser and mixed-media artist Penelope Sharp.

I spoke to Visser in his studio for the article, and he impressed me with his pure devotion to his creative life. I just went to see the show, and his paintings communicated the same kind of devotion, only in paint.

Sharp’s work complements his paintings. She makes twisting, writhing sculptures that in appearance are quite different than Visser’s paintings, yet they both seem to reach for some ineffable ideal.


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