Landscapes of the mind

Jay Friedenberg’s “Color Ribbon, Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii” (2012), soft pastel on sanded card.
Jay Friedenberg’s “Color Ribbon, Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii” (2012), soft pastel on sanded card.

Winter is often considered the season in which we journey inward. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the beach or a Hawaiian getaway even if we can’t actually venture that far.

“The Great American Landscape,” at Greenwich Library’s Flinn Gallery through Jan. 27, ranges from amber waves of grain to lonesome tracks, from snow-capped mountains to sun-dappled seas in media that capture the “art” in artifice. Among the works are Jay Friedenberg’s “Color Ribbon, Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii,” whose blocks of pastel colors convey the Aloha State as dream world.

And isn’t that a comfort at this time of year?

“The Great American Landscape” runs through Wednesday, Jan. 27. For more, click on to http://flinngallery.com/onview.php.

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