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Gallery Henoch Presents CLEAR by David Graeme Baker and CAPSICUM by Eric Wert

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Gallery Henoch Presents CLEAR by David Graeme Baker and CAPSICUM by Eric WertWhen you view a painting by David Graeme Baker, you're immediately transported into a world touched by nostalgia and a humble grandeur.

In Clear a young woman steals a moment of introspection in the chilly outdoors. This quiet scene, set near the artist's home in Maine, evokes an enigmatic kind of serenity. Objects lined up along the truck's edge- a vase of hand picked flowers, a collection of feathers, a tin can phone, an empty bird's nest- hint at the characters who may be in the young woman's life. "I deliberately conflate reality and fiction to suggest ambiguous narratives within a subtly symbolic image," writes Baker in the Spring, 2013 issue of Artists on Art. "The outcome, rather than clean, iconic meta-image or narratives, are paintings with more purposefully modest, tangled, local threads." What makes Baker so good is his ability to capture and distill the eccentricities of youthful imaginings.

Few paintings by the artist become available each year. I invite you to come view this special piece hanging in the Winter Group Show before its gone. Or contact the gallery for more information on Clear.

Gallery Henoch Presents CLEAR by David Graeme Baker and CAPSICUM by Eric WertEric Wert's still lifes have a luscious, seductive quality that can make a viewer blush. There's no surface in these paintings, like Capsicum below, that's left unadorned-from the paisley design of the backdrop to the water droplets on the marble tabletop. Eric uses "small pools and rivulets [in his paintings] to energize certain areas and draw the viewer's eye through his paintings." (from Artist's Magazine, November 2012)

Gallery Henoch represents painters and sculptors who exemplify the best in contemporary American, European, and Asian Realism. The work exhibited comprises a wide diversity of styles and subject matter. These artists stand out for their imagination and distinctive personal approach. All reflect Gallery Henoch's commitment to an art based on individual, subjective style and sensibility.

George Henoch Shechtman, Director of Gallery Henoch, has been a New York City art dealer since 1966. A graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Art History, Mr. Shechtman opened Christopher Street Gallery in Greenwich Village in 1966. In the early 70's the gallery moved to Madison Avenue and became known as Christopher Gallery. When the art scene shifted its focus to Soho, Mr. Shechtman opened Gallery Henoch on Wooster Street in 1982. With the emergence of Chelsea as the art center of New York, the gallery moved to 25th Street in the Fall of 2000.


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