The show features three artists’ widely varying approach to the representation and construction of landscapes. Baker’s abstract, mixed-media works with lots of horizontal stress register as landscapes only subconsciously. Hoeckel often collages figures into her works that define the viewers sense of depth and size. Syrell’s earnest fascination with Carl Barks (the oft-uncredited artist behind Donald Duck comics) and aggressively playful take on reference, space, and reproduction have moved him to create stunning paintings and works on paper that one sometimes barely knows how to look at.
moreLANDS is open this Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Penthouse Gallery in the Copycat Building, 1511 Guilford Ave.