Published: March 20, 2001
NORTH HAMPTON, MASS. – Wm Baczek Fine Arts presents its “2001 Annual Landscape Exhibition” through Sunday, April 22. The public is invited to an opening reception with the artists on Saturday, March 24 from 5 to 7 pm. Eight artists working in a variety of media will participate in this year’s show.
Steven Graber, a Kansas artist whose work is exhibited nationally, submits large charcoal and watercolor drawings. These black and white images have a vintage, large-format, photographic quality to them. Upon closer inspection what appears to have come from a camera reveals itself to be made of loose marks whose exact tones create a harmonious seascape.
A. Hale Johnson’s oil paintings epitomize the classic American landscape in the tradition of Andrew Wyeth and Winslow Homer. His trademark looming skies, unpopulated places and sweeping vistas always imply solitude but never loneliness.
Will Klemm, from Texas, makes landscapes in richly colored pastel, while Mallory Lake’s images of the Italian countryside are created with handmade pastel on a heavily textured paper. Scott Prior has submitted a new oil painting of a seaside cottage at sunset. Dennis Sheehan’s works are painted in the tradition and style of George Inness and other American tonalists.
Sarah Belchetz-Swenson paints landscapes of Western Massachusetts, and Jamie Young paints the landscape both as a record of a place and as a metaphor for a journey. The artist, in her most recent work always shows a clearing, a passage or a path.
For information, 413/587-9880. The gallery is at 229 Main Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30 pm.
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