The exhibition “Sense of Place,” is comprised of paintings which are both poetic glimpses into real places, as well as abstract “places” in their own right. They hint at remnants of experiences and observations, but each also becomes a small world the viewer can wander into and explore. Kevin Tolman was most recently in Portugal, a place where he has spent a great deal of time over the years. Many of the paintings in this exhibition bear the imprint of Tolman's travels in that part of the world, and like the layering of the many cultures evident in the Portuguese landscape, the paintings in this body of work have a layered sense of place that possesses a strong sense of history and depth.
Kevin Tolman: Sense of Place