RT Gallery is a new space located at 37th and Guadalupe across from Groovy Lube and next to the Mr. Gatti’s. It wasn’t too difficult to find it, but it is nestled in the corner of that little office complex. I checked it out during the closing reception and the space was crowded wiht musical instruments and equipment. But that’s okay, ’cause I was there for the art.
The space is not too big and there were about half a dozen paintings in the room. All were painted in the same palette knife technique. Along with the colors used, that gave them a topographical look. Of course the green paint was an obvious factor, but also the chalky or cement color gave an indication that we are looking at some sort of geography. This elevation map gave it a bird’s eyeview, giving it an interesting perspective for a landscape painting.
I read the wall info and it mentioned something about the use of subtle imagery. It was too subtle, because I didn’t see any underlying images. Maybe I didn’t look hard enough, I dunno. The paintings looked as if they were specially cropped maps and were attractive that way. Without the subtle imagery not even the framing or spacing of the work was exciting enough for me.
The paint was handled well, but was too decorative. It was NOT BAD.
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.