Concrete painting isnt a home-decorating fad its 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.
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New Yorker Maddy Rosenbergs paintings, on the other hand, show smashups of landscapes with an antique patina, and pieces of Greek-ish architecture in tainted color and light. Its 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 www.wadewilsonart.com. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: April 25. Continues through May 24, 2008