Jan 11 2020


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Free and open to the public

Carl Smith: Untitled Landscapes

Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. & Nina Hassele
are pleased to present “Untitled Landscapes”
an Exhibition by Carl Smith

Opening Reception: Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.
Second Saturday, January 11, 2020
1902 South Flores St
San Antonio, TX 78204
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Artist Statement:
Carl Smith is an abstract landscape painter who lives and works in East Austin. His landscapes explore composition and texture through the use of heavy impastos and aggressive brushwork, spontaneously creating personal paintings with a strong emphasis on form and emotion.

Carl has made art from a very early age and took all the public school art classes available to him. Growing up in poverty made it all but impossible for Carl to pursue a direct course of study. Leaving the rough inner city of Houston of the 1980’s Carl moved to Austin in the 1990’s; a short career as a jazz musician ensued before he dedicated himself fully to the world of painting.

From 2010-2011, Carl studied studio painting and drawing at the Dougherty Arts School and the Laguna Gloria Art School while also studying privately with local artist Philip Trussell. In the course of his studies he dabbled in different styles of painting before deciding to focus on abstract landscapes. He feels abstraction places emphasis on emotion and direct creative decision-making resulting in unique paintings. His color palette emphasizes a capacity to express a light and heat found only in Texas and the southwest.

Carl’s work creates an imagery that could only emanate from a landscape as vibrant as Texas. In his paintings he seeks to explore abstract art’s capacity for expressing human emotions and beauty through the mysteries of light, color and form.

Show Run:
January 11, 2020 – March 7, 2020
Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co. hours:
Thursday 5pm – 10pm
Friday 5pm – Midnight
Saturday 5pm – 1am

For more information and private viewings contact Nina Hassele at (210) 630-0235

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