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Under the Sun: The Paintings of Rod Bouc
On view through June 3, 2023
Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center
Portsmouth, Ohio

Rod Bouc’s large-scale landscapes are rich and tactile. Inspired by the Midwest landscapes that surrounded him on the Nebraska farm he grew up on, these paintings are loaded with feeling and emotion. He has mastered lights and shadows; you can all but feel the sun on your face. The compositions of these paintings are strong. The surfaces are textural, as they are executed with paint sticks, charcoal, and wet paint overlays.

“I’m interested in drawing the viewer into the painting using illusionary space and the graphic rhythm of the shadow,” states the artist.

[Image: Rod Bouc, Under the Sun, Clouds and Terraces. Pastel 24 x 18 in., NFS]