New works by Lance Green will be at Coquette’s for September’s First Friday.
Review from the Santa Fean Magazine
Stylistically primitive, at times almost to the point of entropy, Green’s expressionistic canvases exude metaphysical questionings of someone who’s been through it: through life, through trauma and despair, through emotional pain and suffering.
But if they stopped there, if Green went no further, they wouldn’t be as powerful or exert the pull they do. The shamanistic images that dominate these works, dark and inscrutable as they may be, offer up, too, a sense of compassion, grace and hopefulness.
Seemingly painted instinctually and in a state of abandonment, his paintings possess as much spiritual and symbolic intensity as the ones done by the members of the Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Group), the early 1900’s German expressionists led by the free form approach of Wassily Kandinsky.