Max Cole: The Bounding Circle -Artist Reception
The paintings included in The Bounding Circle were all created during an artist residency that Cole participated in in the mid-1990’s in Roswell, New Mexico. The pieces she created during that period were part of a show at the museum there at the end of her residency, and the ones included in this exhibition have not been shown since. While previous works had tended to be darker, heavier, with undertones of reds and blues, influenced by the darker skies and light of New York and Europe, the light and space of Roswell changed Cole’s work, shifting her palette significantly into lighter tones of earth, whites, pale blues, grays. Roswell, not too far from Cole’s native panhandle region, was a bit like coming home.