Tory Cowles creates a form of energy with interesting and unexpected juxtapositions of color and shape within her paintings. Her work begins with an initial layer of color that is painted quickly but then subsequently covered with new paint or scratched away. In the process, new colors are introduced and the relationships within the composition are completely changed. Shapes, lines, and colors and the spaces between them influence the viewer’s eye to travel around the canvas defining the nature of the energy and movement within the composition. Located at the Sheraton Hotel Crystal City and 18th Street.