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