I will have my work hanging in a show at the Distillery Gallery for the month of October. There will be an opening reception on October 1st from 6-9pm so, if you have wanted to see some of these paintings in the real world, here is your chance. Read the official press release below and be sure to join the Facebook event page to help spread the word.
The Distillery Gallery Presents:
“People, Places & Horses”
featuring works by Aimee Belanger, Monica Nydam, Nick Ward, and David Wooddell
October 1 – October 22, 2009
Opening Reception: October 1, 6-9pm
free and open to the public
516 E 2nd St., first floor
contact: Scott Chasse, gallery director
(978) 270-1904 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of operation: Mon-Sat, 9-5
The Distillery Gallery presents “People, Places & Horses,” a straight-forward exhibit of four Boston-based painters individually consistent in their chosen subject matter.
Nick Ward’s close-up portraits reveal exaggerated elements of facial characteristics mixed with sparse use of text or vivid color as a backdrop. Each work is an uncontrived study of texture and form punctuated by the suggestion of everyday routine.
David Wooddell exhibits a clear appreciation of his predecessors and a mature, diligent work ethic by painting live models in a modernist manner. The focus of his rich, heavy-bodied figure studies balances between the subject and the individual brush stroke, resulting in luminous portrayals of the human form.
Aimee Belanger blurs the lines between imagination and reality with landscapes based on photographs, memories, and dreams. Her juxtaposition of stark architectural elements with colorful organic settings results in imagery of places that may or may not exist.
Monica Nydam‘s “Horse Series” entertains the viewer with painterly renditions of snapshots involving the subject. While some pieces use thick linear brush strokes to create “pixelated” visions of the mare or stallion, others involve hints of distortion or motion. Each work shares a candid, stolen-moment quality with the next.
Please join us on October 1 from 6-9 pm for the opening reception.
The Distillery Gallery is located on the first floor of The Distillery artist’s building in South Boston. This unique public display space is committed to featuring Distillery based artists, Boston artists, and invited guests. For more information about the gallery and The Distillery, please visit The Distillery website.