When: Oct. 28-Nov. 28 2015
“Folksy” can be an off-putting word for many contemporary artists, but not forVermont painter Donald Saaf, whose new works are on view in the solo show “Town and Country” at Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland. Saaf describes these multimedia scenes as “a continuance of my pursuit to create a relevant modern-day ‘folk’ painting. Paintings that tell stories and reflect the dreamlike nature of everyday life.” Using paint, fabric and pencils, Saaf creates textured rural landscapes populated by faceless humans. Warm colors and soft edges render the figures unfrightening as they engage with their neighbors, wildlife and natural landscape.