Dawn/Dusk

 Marcia Burtt, “Dusk, Goleta Slough,” acrylic, 34×54 in.

Marcia Burtt, “Dusk, Goleta Slough,” acrylic, 34×54 in.

January 22 through March 20, 2016

Marcia Burtt Gallery presents “Dawn/Dusk,” paintings inspired by the sometimes dramatic, sometimes subtle light that begins and ends the day.

Stripes of sunlight and and shadow mark distance along paths and roads in Ian Roberts’ work, while muted colors record a waning work day in Robert Abbott’s agrarian paintings.

Cold air and haze diffuse light in the untouched north country of Michael Ferguson’s and Randall David Tipton’s paintings. Haze also spreads through Ann Lofquist’s depiction of Santa Monica’s Palisades as dusky coastal air is overlaid by the glow of artificial light.

Drama and color are multiplied in Bill Dewey’s photographs of the coastline, while bright colors offer a jarring counterpoint to Marcia Burtt’s tranquil subject matter.

Taking advantage of the quiet hours of early morning, Anne Ward records a single breakfast subject before the demands of the day take over.

 Ian Roberts, “Coming into Priceville,” oil, 20×24 inches

Ian Roberts, “Coming into Priceville,” oil, 20×24 inches

 Robert Abbott, “Full Moon, Stuck Truck,” oil, 36×36 in.

Robert Abbott, “Full Moon, Stuck Truck,” oil, 36×36 in.

Marcia Burtt Gallery