Going on feeling strong

Joe Wardwell, Going On Feeling Strong, oil on canvas, 18 x 32 inches, 2011. Courtesy La Montagne Gallery

We have a weekly meeting to discuss art we want to feature on Flatfile.  We’ve been meaning to share this artist’s work for a while now.  The work is rich with references to classic rock album covers, while at the same time paying homage to the great American tradition of landscape painters like Bierstadt or the Hudson River School.

Recently included in the DeCordova Biennial and featured in a solo show at a prominent local gallery, we think this work is smart and well executed.  Enjoy.