Image: Dominique Knowles, The Solemn and Dignified Burial Befitting My Beloved for All Seasons, 2022. Oil on linen, 46″ x 64 1/4″. An atmospheric abstract painting in earthy yellow ochre-brown tones shows a patch of dark soil at the bottom edge of the canvas, similar to that of a mound. Above the mound, gestural strokes in reddish earth tones float, the painter mimics the motion of the curved lines based on the curve of the mound. Atop, gestural strokes in the same tones float up, skywards, implying a separation between monochromatic planes. Image courtesy the artist and PATRON Gallery, Chicago. Photography by Evan Jenkins.