Stephen Yates creates paintings in which the layered brushstrokes describe a sense of light moving through vibrant seas, or a space in which simple shapes drift in a color-suffused atmosphere.
Forms sway in underwater currents or undulate with wind across landscapes or flicker with reflected light as they dart through darkness. A sense of prismatic color, energy, movement, and passage of time inhabit his paintings.
Intentionally non-specific in terms of recognizable images, Stephen Yates' paintings create a specific sense of place and experience.
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Contemporary Abstractionists, Port Townsend, WA, Northwind Arts Center, 2016