Webster can best be characterized as a visionary painter. His vocabulary is highly personal. Drawn from his imagination and from the world, the shapes in his paintings are abstract but oddly recognizable. Webster titles this exhibition Look Around revealing the dialogue he has with his painting as it moves towards completion.
The current exhibition contains ten paintings, all oil on panel, ranging in size from 38 x 29 to 84 x 120 inches. Sharing a kinship to the late paintings of Philip Guston, Webster’s paintings play with scale. Whether in a large painting or a small painting, Webster’s figure typically dominates the work. The surfaces are further activated by heavy brushwork, incidental markings and taut delineation.