On May 1st, the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver will be hosting a new body or work from Paul Jacobsen entitled Outpost. For his second show with the gallery, the locally-based artist will put forth a new series of still life paintings produced with classical techniques but with a non-typical subject matter. After purchasing a miner’s cabin in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado just prior to the legalization of marijuana, Jacobsen was inspired to create oil on linen works featuring the “sacred herb” along with mushrooms found on hikes and crystals gifted by friends. Rounding out the exhibition will be an insallation of wooden beams and stacked wood, referencing the cabin where he has taken up a self-imposed hermitage.