David Findlay Jr Contemporary Exhibits the Work of Jeffrey Blondes
NEW YORK CITY – David Findlay Jr Contemporary will exhibit 24 works by Jeffrey Blondes through March 10. The show will include oil paintings as well as works on paper. This is the third solo exhibition of Blondes’ work at the gallery. A catalogue is expected to be published.
This is the first time that Blondes’ Scottish paintings have been exhibited in America; the artist is well-known for his French landscapes. The Scottish landscape, especially the bit of it at Kinlochmoidart on the west coast where Blondes has chosen to work during his many visits, is made of moors and mountains with a balance of picture postcard beauty and an unforgiving bleakness. Blondes works outside amidst his subject matter, giving his landscapes a freshness and continuity that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.
Richard Ingleby writes in the exhibition catalogue, “For all of the geographical isolation of both Kinlochmoidart and his home in the Touraine, Blondes has spent too long in both Paris and New York to exit completely outside the sophisticated systems of the art world, yet his work has none of the knowing irony that defines so many artists of his generation. Purely and simply he’s a painter working from nature and enjoying himself. It’s a solitary stance, but not a naïve one, and it allows him to paint some of the most engaging and enduringly satisfying pictures of their time and type.”
David Findlay Jr Contemporary, 41 East 57th Street, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5:30 pm and by appointment. For information, 212/486-7660.