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HEART & SOUL

February 2 - 26, 2022

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Keith Breitfeller, 2019 M, 48" x 48"

Keith Breitfeller, 2019 M

48" x 48"

Acrylic On Canvas

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Paul Marrocco, All Pretenses Of Good Sense Abandoned, 36" x 24"

Paul Marrocco, All Pretenses Of Good Sense Abandoned

36" x 24"

Acrylic, Graphite And Charcoal On Canvas

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Kati Gegenheimer, An Idea Of An Arrangement, 60" x 48"

Kati Gegenheimer, An Idea Of An Arrangement

60" x 48"

Oil On Canvas

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Michael Gallagher, Big Pink, 72" x 53.5"

Michael Gallagher, Big Pink

72" x 53.5"

Acrylic On Panel

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Rebekah Callaghan, Breath Notes, 10" x 8"

Rebekah Callaghan, Breath Notes

10" x 8"

Oil On Canvas

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Leigh Werrell, Bus Angel, 12" x 12"

Leigh Werrell, Bus Angel

12" x 12"

Oil On Panel

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Natasha Das, Color Composition Red, 18" x 16"

Natasha Das, Color Composition Red

18" x 16"

Thread On Muslin

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Alexandra Tyng, Defy The Gods, 48" x 52"

Alexandra Tyng, Defy The Gods

48" x 52"

Oil On Linen

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Frank Trefny, Early June Bouquet, 32" x 24"

Frank Trefny, Early June Bouquet

32" x 24"

Oil On Panel

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Larry Francis, Evening, 12" x 16"

Larry Francis, Evening

12" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

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Thomas Paul Raggio, Forever V (Forever Series), 20" x 20"

Thomas Paul Raggio, Forever V (Forever Series)

20" x 20"

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

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Rebekah Callaghan, Found Melody, 48" x 41"

Rebekah Callaghan, Found Melody

48" x 41"

Oil On Canvas

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Frank Trefny, Fulper Night Bouquet, 32" x 24"

Frank Trefny, Fulper Night Bouquet

32" x 24"

Oil On Panel

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Irene Mamiye, Homage 6569, 28" x 24"

Irene Mamiye, Homage 6569

28" x 24"

Dye-sublimation Print On Iodized Aluminum

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Irene Mamiye, Homage 6928, 36" x 36"

Irene Mamiye, Homage 6928

36" x 36"

Dye-sublimation Print On Iodized Aluminum

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Natasha Das, Kantha Pink, 30" x 28"

Natasha Das, Kantha Pink

30" x 28"

Thread On Linen

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Kati Gegenheimer, Mirror (Into The Blue Again), 24" x 34"

Kati Gegenheimer, Mirror (Into The Blue Again)

24" x 34"

Oil On Canvas

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Joan Becker, My Black Heart, 16" x 21.5"

Joan Becker, My Black Heart

16" x 21.5"

Gouache, Charcoal And Oil Pastel

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Sterling Shaw, Pompeii, 20" x 20"

Sterling Shaw, Pompeii

20" x 20"

Acrylic On Panel

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Martha Armstrong, Quonochontaug Early Morning 4, 10" x 13"

Martha Armstrong, Quonochontaug Early Morning 4

10" x 13"

Oil On Canvas

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Martha Armstrong, Quonochontaug Early Morning 5 (SOLD), 8" x 10"

Martha Armstrong, Quonochontaug Early Morning 5 (SOLD)

8" x 10"

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Sterling Shaw, Red Venus, 22" x 20"

Sterling Shaw, Red Venus

22" x 20"

Acrylic On Canvas

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Dale O. Roberts, Remains Of A Wave, 7.5" x 7.5"

Dale O. Roberts, Remains Of A Wave

7.5" x 7.5"

Encaustic

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Christine Lafuente, Roses, Cherries And Pears, 10" x 10"

Christine Lafuente, Roses, Cherries And Pears

10" x 10"

Oil On Linen

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Mickayel Thurin, Self Portrait With Pfizer Band-Aid, 24.5" x 10.5"

Mickayel Thurin, Self Portrait With Pfizer Band-Aid

24.5" x 10.5"

Acrylic, Ink, Glitter And Collaged Bandage On Canvas

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Ying Li, Shower Of The Roses, 36" x 48"

Ying Li, Shower Of The Roses

36" x 48"

Oil On LInen

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James Stewart, Something Of The Sky In Us, Study #1, 20" x 12"

James Stewart, Something Of The Sky In Us, Study #1

20" x 12"

Charcoal On Paper

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James Stewart, Something Of The Sky In Us, Study #2, 24" x 16"

James Stewart, Something Of The Sky In Us, Study #2

24" x 16"

Ink On Paper

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Howie Lee Weiss, Song #2, 49" x 35"

Howie Lee Weiss, Song #2

49" x 35"

Charcoal On Paper

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Thomas Paquette, Stay In, 30" x 34"

Thomas Paquette, Stay In

30" x 34"

Oil On Linen

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Thomas Paquette, Subject To Change (Study), 8.75" x 13"

Thomas Paquette, Subject To Change (Study)

8.75" x 13"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Wood Panel

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Emily Richardson, Suspension, 43" x 34"

Emily Richardson, Suspension

43" x 34"

Acrylic And Thread On Silk 

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Bethann Parker, Telling Hands, 10" x 14"

Bethann Parker, Telling Hands

10" x 14"

Oil On Linen

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Joan Becker, The Dancer, 72" x 50"

Joan Becker, The Dancer

72" x 50"

Gouache On Board

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Thomas Paquette, Toward Evening: Beach, 54" x 38"

Thomas Paquette, Toward Evening: Beach

54" x 38"

Oil On Linen

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Rebekah Callaghan, True Affection (SOLD), 14" x 11"

Rebekah Callaghan, True Affection (SOLD)

14" x 11"

Oil On Canvas

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Max Mason, Twilight, Saline County, 30" x 24"

Max Mason, Twilight, Saline County

30" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Emily Richardson, Swiftly, 54" x 72"

Emily Richardson, Swiftly

54" x 72"

Acrylic And Thread On Silk

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Paul Marrocco, Untitled, 24" x 18"

Paul Marrocco, Untitled

24" x 18"

Acrylic, Graphite And Charcoal On Canvas

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Max Mason, Venus Rising, 30" x 40"

Max Mason, Venus Rising

30" x 40"

Oil On Canvas

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Leigh Werrell, Wallow , 24" x 17"

Leigh Werrell, Wallow 

24" x 17"

Oil On Canvas

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Douglas Martenson, Winter Morning, 16" x 30"

Douglas Martenson, Winter Morning

16" x 30"

Oil On Board

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Keith Breitfeller, 2019 M, 48" x 48"

Keith Breitfeller, 2019 M

48" x 48"

Acrylic On Canvas

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Paul Marrocco, All Pretenses Of Good Sense Abandoned, 36" x 24"

Paul Marrocco, All Pretenses Of Good Sense Abandoned

36" x 24"

Acrylic, Graphite And Charcoal On Canvas

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Kati Gegenheimer, An Idea Of An Arrangement, 60" x 48"

Kati Gegenheimer, An Idea Of An Arrangement

60" x 48"

Oil On Canvas

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Michael Gallagher, Big Pink, 72" x 53.5"

Michael Gallagher, Big Pink

72" x 53.5"

Acrylic On Panel

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Rebekah Callaghan, Breath Notes, 10" x 8"

Rebekah Callaghan, Breath Notes

10" x 8"

Oil On Canvas

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Leigh Werrell, Bus Angel, 12" x 12"

Leigh Werrell, Bus Angel

12" x 12"

Oil On Panel

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Natasha Das, Color Composition Red, 18" x 16"

Natasha Das, Color Composition Red

18" x 16"

Thread On Muslin

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Alexandra Tyng, Defy The Gods, 48" x 52"

Alexandra Tyng, Defy The Gods

48" x 52"

Oil On Linen

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Frank Trefny, Early June Bouquet, 32" x 24"

Frank Trefny, Early June Bouquet

32" x 24"

Oil On Panel

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Larry Francis, Evening, 12" x 16"

Larry Francis, Evening

12" x 16"

Oil On Canvas

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Thomas Paul Raggio, Forever V (Forever Series), 20" x 20"

Thomas Paul Raggio, Forever V (Forever Series)

20" x 20"

Acrylic Paint On Canvas

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Rebekah Callaghan, Found Melody, 48" x 41"

Rebekah Callaghan, Found Melody

48" x 41"

Oil On Canvas

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Frank Trefny, Fulper Night Bouquet, 32" x 24"

Frank Trefny, Fulper Night Bouquet

32" x 24"

Oil On Panel

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Irene Mamiye, Homage 6569, 28" x 24"

Irene Mamiye, Homage 6569

28" x 24"

Dye-sublimation Print On Iodized Aluminum

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Irene Mamiye, Homage 6928, 36" x 36"

Irene Mamiye, Homage 6928

36" x 36"

Dye-sublimation Print On Iodized Aluminum

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Natasha Das, Kantha Pink, 30" x 28"

Natasha Das, Kantha Pink

30" x 28"

Thread On Linen

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Kati Gegenheimer, Mirror (Into The Blue Again), 24" x 34"

Kati Gegenheimer, Mirror (Into The Blue Again)

24" x 34"

Oil On Canvas

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Joan Becker, My Black Heart, 16" x 21.5"

Joan Becker, My Black Heart

16" x 21.5"

Gouache, Charcoal And Oil Pastel

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Sterling Shaw, Pompeii, 20" x 20"

Sterling Shaw, Pompeii

20" x 20"

Acrylic On Panel

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Martha Armstrong, Quonochontaug Early Morning 4, 10" x 13"

Martha Armstrong, Quonochontaug Early Morning 4

10" x 13"

Oil On Canvas

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Martha Armstrong, Quonochontaug Early Morning 5 (SOLD), 8" x 10"

Martha Armstrong, Quonochontaug Early Morning 5 (SOLD)

8" x 10"

Oil On Canvas

Sterling Shaw, Red Venus, 22" x 20"

Sterling Shaw, Red Venus

22" x 20"

Acrylic On Canvas

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Dale O. Roberts, Remains Of A Wave, 7.5" x 7.5"

Dale O. Roberts, Remains Of A Wave

7.5" x 7.5"

Encaustic

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Christine Lafuente, Roses, Cherries And Pears, 10" x 10"

Christine Lafuente, Roses, Cherries And Pears

10" x 10"

Oil On Linen

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Mickayel Thurin, Self Portrait With Pfizer Band-Aid, 24.5" x 10.5"

Mickayel Thurin, Self Portrait With Pfizer Band-Aid

24.5" x 10.5"

Acrylic, Ink, Glitter And Collaged Bandage On Canvas

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Ying Li, Shower Of The Roses, 36" x 48"

Ying Li, Shower Of The Roses

36" x 48"

Oil On LInen

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James Stewart, Something Of The Sky In Us, Study #1, 20" x 12"

James Stewart, Something Of The Sky In Us, Study #1

20" x 12"

Charcoal On Paper

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James Stewart, Something Of The Sky In Us, Study #2, 24" x 16"

James Stewart, Something Of The Sky In Us, Study #2

24" x 16"

Ink On Paper

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Howie Lee Weiss, Song #2, 49" x 35"

Howie Lee Weiss, Song #2

49" x 35"

Charcoal On Paper

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Thomas Paquette, Stay In, 30" x 34"

Thomas Paquette, Stay In

30" x 34"

Oil On Linen

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Thomas Paquette, Subject To Change (Study), 8.75" x 13"

Thomas Paquette, Subject To Change (Study)

8.75" x 13"

Oil On Linen Mounted On Wood Panel

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Emily Richardson, Suspension, 43" x 34"

Emily Richardson, Suspension

43" x 34"

Acrylic And Thread On Silk 

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Bethann Parker, Telling Hands, 10" x 14"

Bethann Parker, Telling Hands

10" x 14"

Oil On Linen

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Joan Becker, The Dancer, 72" x 50"

Joan Becker, The Dancer

72" x 50"

Gouache On Board

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Thomas Paquette, Toward Evening: Beach, 54" x 38"

Thomas Paquette, Toward Evening: Beach

54" x 38"

Oil On Linen

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Rebekah Callaghan, True Affection (SOLD), 14" x 11"

Rebekah Callaghan, True Affection (SOLD)

14" x 11"

Oil On Canvas

Max Mason, Twilight, Saline County, 30" x 24"

Max Mason, Twilight, Saline County

30" x 24"

Oil On Canvas

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Emily Richardson, Swiftly, 54" x 72"

Emily Richardson, Swiftly

54" x 72"

Acrylic And Thread On Silk

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Paul Marrocco, Untitled, 24" x 18"

Paul Marrocco, Untitled

24" x 18"

Acrylic, Graphite And Charcoal On Canvas

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Max Mason, Venus Rising, 30" x 40"

Max Mason, Venus Rising

30" x 40"

Oil On Canvas

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Leigh Werrell, Wallow , 24" x 17"

Leigh Werrell, Wallow 

24" x 17"

Oil On Canvas

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Douglas Martenson, Winter Morning, 16" x 30"

Douglas Martenson, Winter Morning

16" x 30"

Oil On Board

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Leigh Werrell, Bus Angel, 12" x 12", Oil On Panel

Leigh Werrell, Bus Angel, 12" x 12", Oil On Panel

Bea Wain’s 1939 pop tune, Heart and Soul, is the playful inspiration for our February group exhibition of Gross McCleaf artists. The featured artworks are bonded together without reservation, through content, essence, colors, titles and subject matter.  HEART & SOUL aims to capture aspects of Eros, the loyal but mischievous Greek God of love, and some of his effects on the body, mind, heart and spirit.

The exhibit offers narratives that document the emotional journey of falling in love, but also explores other facets of the ‘eros’ experience: from the blush of first acquaintance and mutual connection, or lack thereof, to passion, communication, longing and loss, and the shaping of new and old dreams. The works in the show share these journeys of the heart that are as varied and unpredictable as the song ‘HEART & SOUL’ expresses.

Visitors may find love at first sight in the soothing colors of abstract works by Keith Breitfeller or be swept off their feet with the bouquets of flowers presented in the works of Frank Trefny and Irene Mamiye. One might be wooed by the unapologetic sentimentality of Kati Gegenheimer’s, Idea of an Arrangement and enjoy the calmness and confidence granted by the healthy bounty supplied in Howie Weiss’ Song #2.

 

Ying Li’s expressive paint application and Natasha Das’s Kantha Pink with its zigzagging and overlapping stitches, remind us of the frenetic, exciting confusion of falling in love. And one can attempt to decipher furtive messages communicated through the stayed stripes of Thomas Paul Raggio’s Forever V and the vulnerable, mysterious marks made in Paul Marrocco’s paintings.

Thomas Paul Raggio, Forever V (Forever Series), 20" x 20", Acrylic Paint On Canvas

Thomas Paul Raggio, Forever V (Forever Series), 20" x 20", Acrylic Paint On Canvas

Echoes of familiar disappointments and even despair linger heavily in Joan Becker’s The Dancer, and My Black Heart. Likewise, one may connect to the frustration of obsessively searching for answers to the unknown in Bethann Parker’s Telling Hands or the painful ambiguity of the tentative atmospheres found in Rebekah Callaghan’s Breath Notes and Emily Richardson’s biomorphic piece, Suspension.

Larry Francis, Evening, 12" x 16", Oil On Canvas

Larry Francis, Evening, 12" x 16", Oil On Canvas

Venus, the Roman Goddess of love, enters the picture in the works of Sterling Shaw and Max Mason, while Eros takes center stage in Alexandra Tyng’s Defying the Gods. Natasha Das’ chromatic and texturally rich Color Composition in Red suggests passion, power, and sensuality and in Michael Gallagher’s Big Pink, human forms seem to be intertwined in an embrace.

Thomas Paquette’s Toward Evening: Beach evokes the romantic pastime of strolling along moonlit shores, perhaps discovering the treasures found in Dale O.Roberts’ Remains of a Wave - tangible memories of a special time together. Viewers may sense the assurity inscribed in the mindful moments watching Martha Armstrong’s magical, glittering sunsets while musing over past loves. The brightly lit seating arrangement in Larry Francis’ Evening, implies a quiet tete-a-tete at the end of a long day.

As with the titular 1939 song, the grouping of works on display in HEART & SOUL have been brought together to be cherished throughout the entire month of February. Feel your feels and find your perfect match at Gross McCleaf Gallery!

Paul Marrocco, Untitled, 24" x 18", Acrylic, Graphite And Charcoal On Canvas 

Paul Marrocco, Untitled, 24" x 18", Acrylic, Graphite And Charcoal On Canvas