The Washington Post

In the galleries: A meeting of lines in art and architecture

“Drifting Waters” seems too mild a title for Mary Armstrong’s show of violently luminous paintings at Cross MacKenzie Gallery. These seas are roiling and boldly colored, sometimes in oranges and pinks that suggest lava more than water, and mirrored by skies that are just as turbulent and dramatically hued. Indeed, the horizon line is often murky, suggesting that ocean and air are not really divided. They can appear part of a single churning mass, more akin to Jupiter than Earth.

Mark Jenkins