May 3, 2013
May 3 to June 15, 2013
34 N. Water St, Lancaster, PA
“Paint what you see, not what you know”— engrained into generations of art students, this edict sounds simple enough, but it summarizes the constant challenges and possible triumphs for any painter. One of the great rewards of “From Observation” is witnessing the ongoing commitment of these nine artists to the observed world. Their approaches range from traditional representation to expressionism, with hints even of Magic Realism and Cubism. Connecting their work, however, is something that lies beyond style: the tensions and peculiarities of the visual world, as only the eye can absorb them.
excerpt from an Essay by John Goodrich on this “From Observation” show. full essay can read here.
Paintings, drawings, pastels and more from Michael Allen, Eric Golias, Jeff Geib, Mark Heyer, Mitchell Johnson, William Kocher, Paula Stark, Mark Webber & John David Wissler.
John David Wissler – Early Calm (8 x 12 inches)
William Kocher – Lititz 3 August 2012 (oil on board 6 x 12 inches)
Allen – Benjamin’s Pirates with Cowboy Remnant (oil on paper 12.25 x 14.5 inches)
May 31, 2013
Mount Gretna School of Art
A single sustained six week intensive summer painting school with an emphasis on painting from perception in Mount Gretna, PA. Please see the Mount Gretna School of Art website for more information and registration.Mount Gretna School of Art
June 1st through July 13th
June 15, 2013
Bottles and Jars #8, 2012, watercolor on paper, 15 x 22 inches.
Garvey | Simon Art Access
547 West 27th Street, Suite 207
NYC, New York
For the last decade, Peri Schwartz’s primary subject has been the interior of her own studio. One might expect this narrow subject matter to be limiting. On the contrary, the exercise has allowed Schwartz to uncover a seemingly boundless reserve of compositions, colors, and surfaces. The history of each image is often visible in the traces of grid lines or the ghosts of objects she has decided to reposition. Invited to observe the painting’s progression in this way, the viewer has a sense of working through the compositional puzzle along with the artist.
Process is paramount, and her paintings are more investigations or studies of an object than polished final products, giving the impression that the artist could pick up her brushes again at any time to adjust one. In turning her attention to her immediate surroundings, she employs the patient discipline of intensive visual study. Her introspective vignettes demonstrate the simple elegance of a cluster of jars and painting tools arranged on a table, well-used art books stacked on an industrial stool, or of sunlight reflecting on glass.
(from the gallery website)
July 1, 2013
CSU Summer Arts – Observational Painting
The California State University is hosting an outstanding program in representational and observational painting this summer on the campus of CSU Monterey Bay from July 1-14. Come and study landscape, still life and figure painting in a beautiful setting with an extraordinary group of artists from the across the county including: Glenn Dean, Alyssa Monks, Yu Ji, Scott Noel and Erin Raedeke. All are welcome to apply. For more information go to the CSU Summer Arts website: www.csusummerarts.org or contact CAC artist member Andrew Dickson – email@example.com