Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99

Peter Gordon

Abstract exhibit takes form at Howard County Arts Council

One of Allyson Block's sculptures from the series titled "Balance."

The four artists in the exhibit "Intertwined Expressions" are linked by their devotion to abstraction. Similarities in how they use coiling lines and densely layered colors make for a cohesive show at the Howard County Arts Council.

These linkages are most clearly seen in the works by Peter Gordon and Allison Long-Hardy. For both artists, circular and oval shapes help anchor compositions that otherwise feature enough floating forms to verge on being formless.

Gordon intensively uses pencil and crayon to almost completely cover the paper surface in such works as "Early Morning, Autumn." Although the numerous small circles drawn on that surface do not...