Lanning Gallery in Sedona, Arizona opens "Loving the Land" a new exhibition that puts the focus on landscapes and on a variety of distinctive styles that interpret the natural world around us. The exhibition opens with a reception "1st Friday," Sept. 2, from 5-8 p.m.
The exhibition includes hyper-Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism, and other-worldly impressions of landscape. Oils, acrylics and mixed media are represented.
The Contemporary trees portrayed by artist Anna Pales are painted in acrylic on panel then built up with rich layers of resin, giving a high-gloss finish to each image's ethereal nature. To "portray nature's endless beauty through its simplicity" is Pales's continuing goal.
Artist Marshall Noice uses acrylics or pastels to create vibrantly colored Contemporary Expressionist landscapes in colors that capture emotion as easily as reality.
As Noice explains, "I'm not concerned with making a literal rendition of the scene but rather an accurate record of what I sensed when looking at the landscape ... Occasionally while I'm working on a painting in my studio I can almost smell the rain, feel the sun, or hear the wind. When that happens I know I'm on the right track."
The acrylic paintings by Mark Gould present a virtuosic use of color, exceptional surfaces and an expansive feeling of space and freedom. His series, "My Neighbor's House," presents rolling hills, patchworks of land and the shapes of rural homesteads in a powerful exploration of the American dream.
Hans Schiebold uses his own acrylic-based mixed media and unconventional tools to thickly apply media in abstract patches of color that merge together when viewed from afar to form complex scenes of heightened realism. "These are landscapes, but they are very process oriented," Schiebold explains.
Intricately detailed oil paintings by Gerald Moore and boldly colored acrylic paintings by Johnathan Harris are included. Neo-primitivism and abstract symbolism combine in encaustic paintings by Slava TCH.
Cynthia Reid incorporates elements of Expressionism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in her rich landscapes of poppy fields, lily ponds and more, while artist Judith Monroe uses mixed media to capture the beauty of Sedona's varied nature.
"Loving the Land" opens to celebrate our beautiful world and the sheer talent of gallery artists who portray it. Stop by Lanning Gallery to enjoy this newest exhibition which runs through September 11th.
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