Award-winning plein air painter, Diane Washa, captures the varying atmospheres of midwestern landscapes. Often painterly and dreamlike, Washa’s paintings not only depict the formal structure and color of these scenes but manifest the indescribable aura and presence of the spaces. Borrowing her exhibition title from twentieth-century, Wisconsin objectivist poet, Lorine Niedecker, Washa too creates works that emphasize the artist’s ability to look clearly at the world and which can be enjoyed by the viewer without need of historical context or backstory.


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  • Starting Friday, November 15th, 2019, repeats every day until Tuesday, December 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Abel Contemporary Gallery is located at 6858 Paoli Rd in Paoli, WI. We represent local and national artists who specialize in the craft and technique of fine art . Proudly open for over 30 years, Abel Contemporary Gallery is directed by owner and artist