At Concord Art, spaces tell stories

CONCORD — In “Space as Narrative” at Concord Center for the Visual Arts, curator Joel Janowitz examines how artists imbue space with story and psychological charge.

 

It’s not just how you build space. It’s how you interrupt it, inflect it with texture, or home in on particular details. The shallow immensity of a Rothko invites us in; the bustling breadth of a Bosch offers a God’s-eye view.

 

These 13 artists work with landscapes or interiors often devoid of figures. Some intercede with abstraction. In Elliott Green’s “Furnace Mountain” and “Bad Magnet,” indomitable strokes of color swoop and bloom over comparatively puny ridges, depicting a greater force than that of mountains accreting over time.

 

Written by Cate McQuaid