Realism - Abstract
- In Between
Seven artists, seven styles
Elder Gallery’s stable of artists casts a wide spectrum when it comes to the artistic styles of its
thirty-five artists. To celebrate the diversity that is represented by his gallery Larry Elder has curatxceptional exhibition
to include paintings by seven of its artists.
Portland, Oregon painter Angelita Surmon, Stephanie Neely of Charlotte,
and Diane White of Pittsburgh have created landscapes and still life paintings to reflect their realistic styles. In
addition to her award-winning floral still life paintings Neely has ventured into the world of landscapes with her oil pastels
of the southeastern terrain. Surmon’s acrylic landscapes of the northwest captures the serenity of that part of
the nation. White’s still life paintings combine traditional elements typically expected in still life genre with
those of current day which may catch the viewer off guard.
Lopez Barbosa of Santa Fe and Ralph Turturro of New York have created exceptional abstract paintings that reflect their unique
styles. Cheryl Chapman of Louisville and Calvin Jones of Atlanta fall between the world of realism and abstract.
Chapman incorporates representational elements into her abstract
paintings but one must look closely to find them. Her work encourages the viewer to ponder and explore each of her paintings.
Jones’ textured paintings on canvas reflect his love of the southern rivers and lakes. His work falls into what
has been classified as contemporary expressionism.
opens with a summertime lemonade reception on Thursday, July 2nd, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm and will run through August
A few examples from our July show: