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.