"The Heart's Unrest," a new exhibit at the Oxford Gallery opening March 7, features the work of artists David Dorsey and Charles Houseman. Both artists are displaying works done in oil paints on canvas. Dorsey, a Rochester native, gravitates toward the portrayal of a few simple objects, arranged in domestic settings. His still-life work emphasizes the details present in everyday life, and invites the viewer to reconsider what merits their focused attention. The works of Charles Houseman, a Buffalo-area painter, examine beauty in human orderliness and natural chaos, and their coexistence in the same environment. Pieces like his "October Cloak" show his attention to both logical, straight-edged architecture, and the wild, unpredictable beauty of plant life.
"The Heart's Unrest" will be on display Saturday, March 7, through Saturday, April 11, at The Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford Street. There will be an artists' reception on Saturday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. oxfordgallery.com; thedorseypost.com; charleshouseman.com.