Robert Zehnder’s recent paintings take inspiration from the otherworldly spatial qualities of cathedral architecture and its ability to transform the mind. The artist’s landscapes, seen here in Curved Blush, possess a surreal grandeur of vast space and simplified forms. Zehnder’s worlds are empty of human inhabitants, and trees cling to smooth mountains and crevices. More psychological than earthly, the setting is one of isolation and reflection. Zehnder earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, and his work has been shown in galleries throughout the US.