DON ESTES: BLUFF POEM
David Lusk Gallery Memphis / 97 Tillman April 25, 2017 - May 19, 2017
This April, David Lusk Gallery Memphis presents new work by Memphis painter Don Estes. The show’s title, Bluff Poem references the inspiration Estes finds on the Memphis bluff ridge along the Mississippi River.
As an abstract painter, Estes interprets horizon lines and landscapes into mixed media works on panel. While earlier works emphasized the layering bands of actual landforms Bluff Poem references atmosphere as well as structure. Subtle suggestions of clouds, fog, rain and sunlight are visible throughout Estes’s mark making and use of color.