Stephen Batura has been working from the photos of Charles Lillybridge, who was active in the west and in Denver around 1900. With a rough alchemy, he transforms them into lyrical or brutal or spectral paintings, all emotionally powerful. His work loses in reproduction because of their spectacular textures and their subtleties of color and scale. But you get the idea.
His show at Robischon Gallery is up through the 31 October.