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The Passage of Time Exhibition

Contemporary painter Daniel Coston’s The Passage of Time opens November 2nd at Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas, and continues through December 22nd, 2018.  The opening night reception for the exhibition will be on Friday, Nov 2, 6-8:00. Please join us! It will be a great opportunity to visit with the artist while viewing his works. If you can’t make it that evening, the show will continue through December 22nd.

Cantrell Gallery is located at 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10-5:00.  Call (501) 224-1335 for questions or directions.


The Passage of Time

This is a group of images that show rural America looking unchanged.  Driving and walking around the rural landscape, I find scenes that look just like things I remember when I was young.  I do not count my youthful remembrances as the arbiter of the way things should be.  But these images do strike a chord in me and I enjoy reproducing a painted version of these scenes. 

And generally these particular scenes “sound” right to my eye and my memory.  Cows doing what they do – heedless of the passage of time, look right to me.  A heron sunning itself in my creek on a bitter cold December day.  Ditto.  An antique gas pump, found in a photo of a house where I remember hunting for Easter Eggs, causes me to search my memory. 

The questioning continues: Who put that wreath of yellow flowers on the front porch of an abandoned church in Gethsemane, Arkansas?  Why the heck is that bucket on this vacant house, which once was on a dirt road but now is sitting beside a highway?

I’m not trying to answer those questions.  But I do think I’ve been able to string together a series of images from rural life all tied together by The Passage of Time.


Daniel Coston, But Not Forgotten, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 11 x 22 inches



Daniel Coston, Ranch House by Day, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 12 x 16 inches



Daniel Coston, Ranch House by Night, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 12 x 16 inches



Daniel Coston, Soaking Up the Sun, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 16 x 18 inches



Daniel Coston, The Green Screen Door, acrylic on masonite, 2018 11 x 14 inches



Daniel Coston, Academy Lake, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 16 x 20 inches



Daniel Coston, All Tied Up With a Bucket on Top, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 16 x 32 inches



Daniel Coston, Bears Den Bluff, Petit Jean, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 12 x 16 inches



Daniel Coston, Cows on the Move, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 9 x 24 inches




Daniel Coston, December 2017, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 16 x 20 inches




Daniel Coston, Explosion, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 24 x 24 inches



Daniel Coston, Green Flame, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 9 x 12 inches



Daniel Coston, Mt Zion, Cloudy, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 6 x 12 inches


Daniel Coston, Posing with the Pump, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 12 x 16 inches


Daniel Coston, Pumpkin Blues, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 12 x 16 inches



Daniel Coston, Staying Still Life, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 8 x 10 inches



Daniel Coston, Stylin in the 30’s, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 8 x 14 inches



Daniel Coston, Suppertime, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 12 x 16 inches



Daniel Coston, The Catbird Seat, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 12 x 16 inches



Daniel Coston, Two Story Store, acrylic on masonite, 2018, 8 x 20 inches