An Oklahoma City artist and former 30-year teacher in Midwest City-Del City schools, Wolfe is showing acrylic paintings of botanical subjects as well as three large outdoor welded steel sculptures.
Particularly rich-hued and inviting are two of his close-up aerial views of red Bromeliad blossoms, while there is something visually seductive about his acrylic of the sunlit leaves of a “Golden Chard” plant. Much more defensive and prickly are the subjects of Wolfe's deftly executed close-ups of “Prickly Pear” and “Agave” cactus plants.
Offering a striking contrast to Wolfe's acrylics are three large, yellowish-brown, rusty looking, welded steel sculptures of semiabstract figures — ranging from over seven to over nine feet tall — in front of the gallery.
The two shows are highly recommended during the rest of their run.
— John Brandenburg