Paula Wallace, "Flood Plan_Adrift".
Paula Wallace, “Flood Plan_Adrift”.

The horizon line is a constant. It’s a point of focus, it’s the setting for beginnings and ends. It stays with its viewer while everything around it moves. John Dennison and Paula Wallace celebrate this phenomenon in their upcoming exhibit Horizon Linesopening June 7 at Anderson O’Brien Fine Art’s Farnam Gallery.

 Wallace eschews the adage that the horizon is an anchor and sees it instead as a hinge. This line balances Wallace’s impulses for illustration and painting and serves as the platform that light, color and rhythm emit from.

“Teapot,” John Dennison, 2019, clay

 Dennison uses this dynamic from the horizon as his morning inspiration. Knowing that moment is fleeting, he finds a grounding force in his ceramic masks. They take the place of a constant for him, his own horizon line. Behind and in front of the masks the world keeps changing and the mask becomes the means for confronting it.

 Horizon Linesopens Friday, June 7th with a reception from 5-8pm and runs through June 30 at Anderson O’Brien Fine Art Farnam Street Gallery, 3201 Farnam Street. For more information, visit, or


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