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Ann Lofquist

A Return Home

October 6 - 30

Giovanni Casadei

Contemplations

October 6 - 30

James Stewart

Recent Work: Influenced by Ilya Kaminsky's "Deaf Republic"

September 1 - October 23

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Main Blurb - October

Gross McCleaf is participating in POST!

WEST, October 24, 1 - 6 pm

Featuring: Artist Talk with Ann Lofquist at 2 pm.

No RSVP is needed. Masks are required.

Big Oak, October", 24" x 36.5", Oil On Canvas

Big Oak, October", 24" x 36.5", Oil On Canvas

Ann Lofquist: A Return Home

Gross McCleaf is pleased to present A Return Home, the first solo exhibition by painter Ann Lofquist since her recent move back to the East Coast. After twelve years in California, Lofquist again embraces her love of the landscape specific to New England and the Shenandoah Valley. Featuring both small panel paintings and large canvases, this exhibit examines the challenges of landscape painting in the hands of a master. Beginning her exploration with small en plein air paintings, Lofquist finds locations that speak to her and offer a range of opportunities for subject and composition, often inviting multiple visits during different times of day and seasons. The task then becomes one of unconscious data-processing as the artist faithfully attempts to capture observations of light, space, and form.

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English Rose On Panel, 6" x 9", Oil On Panel

English Rose On Panel, 6" x 9", Oil On Panel

Giovanni Casadei: Contemplations

Always painting directly from nature, Giovanni Casadei invites the viewer to share in his experience of seeing: to participate in the flood of feelings and intuitions that come from the act of making a work of art.  The result is a sharing of perception between the artist and the viewer, as familiar objects and places are filtered through the eyes of the painter and offered to the observer as paintings that are intimate in scale but grand in impact.

This body of work reflects Casadei’s philosophy of trusting his instincts and establishing a personal relationship with what he observes during his process of painting. Casadei says, “I am in love with nature, with light, with form, with the natural abstraction that light creates; to see the common with an uncommon eye.  I want simply to experience the moment and see what I can discover through the process and medium of painting….I am in a place of freedom, pure freedom of expression.” 

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Of Weddings Before The War, 47" x 62", Oil On Canvas

Of Weddings Before The War, 47" x 62", Oil On Canvas

James Stewart: Recent Work - Influenced By Ilya Kaminsky's "Deaf Republic"

James Stewart is captivated by the human condition in times of major socio-political events. For many years, Stewart painted imagined scenes of cafes and nightlife in Berlin between the World Wars. He considered this to be, “…a turbulent but hopeful time that eventually turned tragic” and painted large groups of people cheerfully unaware of the impending rise of Nazism. 

Recently, a friend introduced the artist to poet Ilya Kaminsky, and Stewart was struck by the similarities between their projects. Kaminsky’s 2019 work, Deaf Republic, follows the personal lives of characters living in a time of political unrest in an occupied country and details the uncomfortable realities of their behavior given the desperate circumstances...

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We Invite You to Virtually Preview GMG's October Exhibitions!

                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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Email info@grossmccleaf.com for details & availability. Enjoy!