Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe

Contemporary Naturalism

Contemporary Naturalism

1011 Paseo de PeraltaSanta Fe, NM, USA Friday, May 23, 2014Saturday, July 5, 2014
patagonia pool l by patricia beggins

Patricia Beggins

Patagonia Pool l

american goldfinch by mary robinson

Mary Robinson

American Goldfinch

eider reflections

Eider Reflections

1011 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM, USA
Friday, May 23, 2014Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by 8 innovative artists. Entitled Contemporary Naturalism, the exhibition will feature painting and sculpture that is both literal and abstract, challenging the viewer to look beyond the surface of our natural world. The opening reception is on Friday, May 23, 2014, 5-7 p.m.

Patricia Beggins – incorporates encaustic techniques and poured beeswax combined with oil paint to introduce an element of chance to her meditative landscape compositions.

Susan Brearey – creates totemic primal images of animals that are rudimentary and almost featureless, set against abstract surfaces.

Ewoud de Groot – conveys mood and atmosphere through color placing his coastal birds against a layered and luminous abstracted background.

John Felsing – utilizes a diversity of materials and techniques beyond his introspective oils, yet his inspiration is still firmly rooted in the lakes, streams and woodlands surrounding his Michigan home.

Steve Kestrel – strikes a balance between realism and symbolism, creating animal forms that reflect his respect for his subject and materials (such as bronze, sandstone, black schist or river rock).

Ron Kingswood – combines expressive brushwork and vibrant color on large canvases in a style that pushes the boundaries of traditional animal art.

Les Perhacs – using welding rod and steel, Perhacs creates a constructivist series of geometric pieces representative of the organized chaos of the natural world.

Mary Roberson – creates impressionistic, often earth-toned compositions that feature a menagerie of wildlife painted in a bold and spontaneous style.