The new exhibition of works by Joan Wheeler, “Time Like a River,” consists of figurative, narrative oil paintings exploring mankind’s relationship with the natural world. The paintings reflect the cyclical seasons and interconnectedness of events over time. The title refers to the artist’s belief that events and relationships of today flow by us and become the past, while the events of the future inevitably flow towards us. In this onward rush of time, nothing ceases to exist but rather moves to a space that is less visible to the human eye.