Tollef Runquist Show Opening at Dowling Walsh Gallery

Dowling Walsh Gallery will host Tollef Runquist for the month of October.

Tollef Runquist at Dowling Walsh Gallery

“Double Cat” by Tollef Runquist

“This work, a selection of pieces from the past year, reflects my ongoing interest in aspects of the decorative, textile design, repetition, symmetry, flatness, and ideas of resolution and process as they apply to the construction of a painting. In addition I have been attending to a sort of cross pollination from other bodies of my own work, namely my ‘toy paintings’ and ‘revision’ series. These paintings contain elements of the whimsical, the dream image, something forgotten, something suggested, and are indicative of the ongoing evolution of my work.”

“Painting for me is an undertaking of appreciation and inquiry. It is a
means by which to engage the beauty and mystery of visual experience in an
ongoing dialogue. This is a widening puzzle; as I partake in this
conversation, it continually refreshes itself, revealing unexpected angles
and new understanding. I feel no particular loyalty to realism or my own
past work. I set to draw out a particular vision as long as my experience
with it is visceral, attentive and useful. I try to encapsulate the fullness
of my experience of a moment; weight and stillness, burning edges, massive
calm. These move me towards a particular subject, I try to paint and honor
them, and then move on.”

Dowling Walsh Gallery is located at 365 Main Street in Rockland Maine,
directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum. We are open Tuesday through
Saturday from 10am ­ 5pm, and by appointment on Sunday and Monday. For more
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