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Five Deuces Gallery exhibit shows mysterious faces

 Denis Gaston, Pappa Gant  Mixed Media Encaustic

Denis Gaston

Denis Gaston, Pappa Gant Mixed Media Encaustic

What Denis Gaston is trying to communicate often eludes me, but I am always fascinated by what he does. The mysterious faces (often based on self-portraits but greatly manipulated) could come from ancient caves and vanished religions rather than the hand of a contemporary artist using oil and acrylic sometimes collaged with tar and encaustic. I can't look away. A new series, including Pappa Gant, shown, is on view through May 31 at Five Deuces Gallery, 222 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Free.

Lennie Bennett, Times art critic

Five Deuces Gallery exhibit shows mysterious faces 05/21/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:53am]
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