“One of the strongest pieces in the show comes from Paul Shank. Titled ‘Taormina’, the small mixed media on paper work depicts an architectural landscape setting- which doesn’t sound like any big deal. But Shank takes a visual perspective and palette that might best be described as Arthur Dove dabbling in German Expressionism. Darkly shaded and rich in color, ‘Taormina’ is a wonderfully constructed mass of angles and planes that both tricks and treats the eye.”

- Jeff Daniel
“Landscapes Go in All Directions,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 9, 2000