Anne Appleby and Maddy Rosenberg

One artist delves into “concrete painting” while the other shows off good old abstract stuff

“Concrete painting” isn’t a home-decorating fad — it’s a term used by Wade Wilson Art to describe the work of Anne Appleby, whose minimalist one-color abstracts are as smooth and monotonic as concrete. The Montana artist has been showing her simple, subtle works since 1977; a book of them was printed by Crown Point Press in 2003.

New Yorker Maddy Rosenberg’s paintings, on the other hand, show smashups of landscapes with an antique patina, and pieces of Greek-ish architecture in tainted color and light. It’s thematically cool to have a “concrete painter” showing next to one who paints ruins made from the 7,500 year-old construction material. The exhibit opens today with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continues 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Through May 24. 4411 Montrose. For information, call 713-521-2975 or visit Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: April 25. Continues through May 24, 2008

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