A rapturous restructuring of the solar system seems to occur in a suite of paintings by Pamela Mower-Conner. Seven modular panels that fit together to form a metaphysical landscape, the work continues to explore the visionary themes central to her previous work, yet there's a distinct shift in mood here. Depicting a fantastic realm beyond the reach of time and gravity, the pictures breathe with a serenity that's in marked contrast to the slightly morbid undercurrent that colored early work.
Having lost some psychic weight, Mower-Conner's work is still extremely dense and she jam-packs it with magical creatures and symbols. Reptiles prowl the ruins of dead civilizations as a massive planet roiling with orange vapors passes through the sky; a crumbling pyramid is silhouetted against a blue heaven erupting with kaleidoscopic bursts of light, as a crouching figure examines a transparent stone.