In 2012, the community Denver artist Paul Weiner called his own was rocked by tragedy when a man opened fire in a Colorado movie theatre. A midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises was meant to be on the bill, but the horrific events sparked another kind of art: a response.
Weiner's pieces delve into the incident, referencing redacted court documents that followed the shooting, commenting on violence throughout the US, and crafting canvasses that are designed to look blemished and bruised. These works form half of In the Balance — and if his efforts encompass his reaction, Kimberley Rowe's offer hers in kind.
Filled with light and whiteness, the Californian creative's large-scale paintings aren't conceived as the opposite to Weiner's, but as their complement. "Each painting is an evolution or expansion of an idea spawned between imagining and doing," Rowe describes. Together, they bring something special to TWFineArt from January 24 to February 22, aka the kind of feeling you only understand when you experience it. That's what happens when you respond to something that changes life as you know it, isn't it?