Certain places move the soul. Throughout August & September Goldenstein Gallery, a name synonymous with style and innovation, will be celebrating the majesty of the scenic world around us with "The Color of the Land."
This riveting exhibition features the magnificent vision of a dynamic group of artists: Landscape painters Peter Myerson, Rick Balch, DJ Hershman, Martha Slater and Allen Powell, Patina on Metal artist Lynn Rae Lowe and the spectacular gourds of Romelle Durand. These artists deftly capture elements of the natural landscape and bring them inside.
Peter Myerson's impressionistic paintings are all about texture. A highly acclaimed and internationally collected artist originally from South Africa, his use of vivid color literally calls out and mesmerizes viewers drawing them in and taking them on a journey around the world. Though his paintings are landscapes they blend the boundaries of abstraction, impressionism and representation evoking a sense of timelessness.
Acrylic and oil painter Allen Powell has a diverse body of work ranging from abstract impressionism to stunningly realistic landscapes that make the viewer feel they are standing in the wilderness. He is fascinated by the line, color and texture of the natural world. For Powell, a well known and loved artist, living in Sedona for many years has fostered a profound creativity allowing him to fully explore both the abstract and the literal.
DJ Hershman was a child prodigy in art. She is trained in a multiplicity of media and, while at Yale, studied with such masters as Jose de Rivera and Will Barnett. She has had several one-person shows dedicated to her work, which is included in the Library of Congress Print Collection as well as private collections nationally. She is the inventor of Pixelism: a version of Pointillism in which the dots of color are applied with a dental tool. Her evocative and stunning paintings capture, with texture and color, the dramatic spirit of diverse environments.
Martha Slater is known for her impressionistic, contemporary paintings. Slater's vivid use of color boldly mimics the power and beauty that she sees in the natural environment. A master artist in many styles and techniques, she combines her talents to create vibrant work in many mediums including whimsical and mystical "Story Sticks."
Lynne Rae Lowe's stunning patina on metal landscapes resonate with vibrancy and translucency. They appear to be lit from within. "I believe in surrounding oneself with images that uplift the soul and make the spirit dance," says Lowe.She refers to her work as "inner landscapes."
Rick Balch's oil paintings deftly capture the ever-changing light and shadow of the red rocks of Sedona and the cooling waters of Oak Creek. His use of light on the natural landscape delights his collectors and invites them deep into the painting.
Romelle Durand gourds evoke the mystery and magic of the Southwest landscape. Inspired by ancient traditions, she deftly each gourd with the landscape around her using weavings or fossils. All of her organic and sophisticated designs are inspired by nature.
The public is invited to meet these engaging artists and other local artists at the opening night reception for "The Color of the Land" on Friday, Aug. 7, from 5-8 p.m. during the First Friday Sedona Gallery Association Gallery Tour. Well-loved local musicians The Stonewall Band will be performing at the gallery and there will be a wine tasting.
Goldenstein Gallery has been delighting locals and visiting collectors for years. Located in beautiful uptown Sedona, the gallery is known for its diversity of world-renowned local and regional artists in all media and all styles. They consistently surpise collectors with the unexpected, mounting an entirely new show each month yet being able to show work from all of the artists they represent. Their 1st Friday events are highly attended by the artists they represent which creates an unparrelled ambiance.
Goldenstein Gallery is located at 390 N. Hwy. 89A in uptown Sedona and is open daily. Parking is available behind the gallery. Visit their website www.GoldensteinArt.com to sign up for their informative E-zine released monthly or call 928-204-1765 for additional information.