Lynette Blake's paintings are mysterious, tonal scenes that contain elements of nature and geometry that cleaves the picture plane. Here, a tumble of leaves trips across a nebulous cloud of hot dust. There, the graceful forms of tree trunks or human figures fade into deep atmospheres that glow at points of linear convergence. Through March 6, check out Blake's solo exhibition of oil paintings, "Flow," at artisan cooperative Nu Movement (716 University Avenue). Her dreamy, peaceful artwork provides the perfect backdrop for the yoga, dance, and qigong classes offered at the venue. Fifty percent of artwork sales will be donated to Water for South Sudan (waterforsouthsudan.org).
Receptions for the show will take place on two Fridays: February 5 and March 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Gallery hours are by appointment only (contact Nu Movement's curator, Amy Vena, at 704-2889 or email@example.com to set an appointment), or you can see the art by attending a scheduled class. numvmnt.com; lynetteblake.com.