Once claiming, “My paintings invite viewers to imaginatively participate, like looking at the clouds and seeing the head of a lion,” Kevin Archer makes rhythmic, swirling, abstract acrylic-on-canvas paintings. Working primarily in large-scale—the better to engulf the viewer in his vibrant visions—he pours carefully chosen colors, or shades of black, white, and gray onto his canvases, mixing them together into continually morphing compositions. Among his earlier works is a suite of black-and-white paintings, which appear as crisp, silvery photographs of cresting waves or rippling bodies of water. Other pieces feature explosions of color, vortexes of crimson, blue, yellow, and cream, which create still more hues as they crash against each other across the picture plane. Archer sees his works as freeze-frames that capture the process of painting itself.