Jason Rohlf: Ancient Astronauts

When: Fridays, Saturdays, 12-3 p.m. Continues through March 4 2017

Jason Rohlf envisions his layered painting as a form of time travel. What begins as lines and planes of color are then partially submerged under layers of collage and mediums. As each layer rises from the canvas, geometric shapes begin to emerge, along with raised layers of media. Elements deep in the painting may be still be visible, a visual reminder of each piece’s distant origins. As work continues, these elements may be covered by a succeeding layer, only to somehow reappear further down the line. The overall effect is one of past and present vying for prominence within the overall picture plane. Black pyramids intermittently ring a circular palimpsest of hot pink and muted gray, recalling an aerial photograph of an archeological dig in progress, while the intersecting lattices of blue lines marked by faded red dots evoke images of partially obliterated Nazca lines.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission