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Play and precision plus colorful geometric abstract featured in new exhibition opening Friday

Houston’s Inman Gallery has two new exhibitions on view. The influential gallery is featuring a selection of new paintings by Sigrid Sandstrom in an exhibition titled Moon Days in the Main Gallery. Dorothy Antoinette LaSelle’s Shouting Silence: Five Decades of Works is on display in the South Gallery.

Swedish artist Sigrid Sandstrom’s abstract paintings are a dynamic mix of formal play and precision. Sandstrom uses smooth layers of acrylic paint, masking tape lines and squeegeed, smeared paint on board or panel to overlap irregular shapes and create a unique compositional sense. She does not rely on past styles or a conceptual framework to serve as references.

Dorothy Antoinette “Toni” LaSelle from Beatrice, Nebraska, is responsible for the development of the art history program at Texas State College for Women. LaSelle is known for her colorful geometric abstract paintings, and she has recognized the influence of German abstract expressionist painter Hans Hofmann and Hungarian painter and photographer Lazio Moholy-Nagy on her work.

The opening reception for both exhibits takes place Friday, Sept. 16, from 6-8pm.

Photo: Sigrid Sandström, Untitled, 2015, acrylic on polyester canvas, 39 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches. Photo courtesy of Inman Gallery.