Duane Reed Gallery presents the works of artists Miles Bair, Ahzad Bogosian, Bonnie Seeman, and Jeffrey Vaughn in a contemporary glimpse of our natural environment. The exhibition opens Friday, May 29th with a reception that evening 5 – 8pm, and will be on view through July 3rd. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-5pm.
MILES BAIR Bair is the director of the School of Art at Illinois Wesleyan University. His landscape paintings capture an essence of natural beauty and wonder. The deliberate and considerate placement of the thousands of dots that compose his visions provide rich contrast to the black underpainting and the ethereal, shimmering metallic leaf.
AHZAD BOGOSIAN Channeling the Midwest and Western landscapes as sources for his mood-rich paintings, Bogosian has developed an extensive and breathtaking body of work. His work is a response to the atmospheric, sublime qualities and spiritual essence that exists in landscapes.
JEFFREY VAUGHN Vaughn has focused his energies as an artist working in landscapes for over twenty years. He approaches his work with a quiet contemplativeness that reflects the serene aspects of the natural world and reveals the underlying spiritual nature that can be found in the environments he portrays.
BONNIE SEEMAN Seeman grew up in Miami, Florida with a propensity towards anatomy illustration and the dazzling colors and rich foliage of the Miami landscape. Developing her technique with porcelain and glass, Seeman channeled this inspiration; the resulting vessels are beautiful and macabre combinations of anatomical parts and plant forms. Often the utilitarian vessels open to reveal her trademark dichotomy between outward beauty and visceral illness. Instead of dwelling on dying, Seeman’s palpable forms culminate in an acute awareness and awe toward life, renewal, nature, and vitality.