British artist Nigel Cooke will make his Pace debut this fall. His new works feature enigmatic characters in evocative hallucinatory landscapes. Representational standards combust with near-abstract and gestural treatments of landscape and foliage. Cooke’s paintings are philosophical propositions, articulating influences from the history of both abstract and figurative painting. Yet they are ultimately intuitive works, inspired by personal memories and life experiences, filtered through subjective aesthetic decisions. A public opening reception will be held on September 17, 6 – 8 PM.