The world that artist Jim Costello paints is a place of luminous abstractions and curvilinear representations. These completely re-envision familiar scenes from his life and surroundings. The wind has weight. Figures float in defiance of the laws of physics. Shadows stand alone in contrast to mysterious characters.

From the introduction to Dynamics of Desire: The Evocative Works of Jim Costello on display through July 30, 2017 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia.