You might need your shades to view the vivid bright paintings of Kansas artist Jane Booth, now on view at Anderson O’Brien Fine Art through August 12.

Her preference for saturated color poured and stained into unprimed canvases results in abstract compositions with the feel of large-scale watercolors. The addition of gold pigment in several works gives them additional pop under the intensity of gallery lighting.

A set of minimally worked paintings in inky shades of grisaille, white and gold provide a contrast to the density of other vibrantly colored canvases. Booth claims both the formal qualities of abstract expressionism and the sweep of the plains landscape as her inspirations.

In the context of Omaha’s seasonal hothouse, it is not difficult to see them radiating the heat of the summer sun.

Jane Booth: Shedding Light runs through August 12 at Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, 1108 Jackson Street in the Old Market. The gallery is open daily: Monday-Saturday from 10am-5:30pm and on Sunday from 11am-3pm. For more information, visit or call 402/884-0911.

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