Classical Paintings by Daniel Gerhartz Inspire Intangible Emotion
From Meyer Gallery:
For his summer exhibition at Meyer Gallery, Daniel Gerhartz presents a new body of work that is a continuation of his expressive and emotional painting style depicting quiet moments and idyllic scenes. Portraits, still life and landscape paintings are inspired by the artist’s personal experiences or familiar people and places, yet this connection is often unbeknownst to the viewer.
This ambiguity is intentional as Gerhartz hopes viewers respond to his work on an emotional level and attach their own meaning to the imagery.
“What is Left Unsaid” opens on Friday, July 9, 2021. Artwork will be available in the gallery and online at meyergalleries.com.
“I don’t like to fill in all the blanks,” says Gerhartz of his subject matter, “but instead let the viewer use their imagination. It’s the same with the gestural painting technique – looser edges let the viewer bring their own story to the work.”
Gerhartz’s liberated painting style results in rich texture and luminous surfaces, as he captures the nuances of light across freshly fallen snow or within the glimmering layers of a woman’s evening gown. An artist who paints from the heart, Gerhartz captures what words cannot express as his paintings hinge on mood and visceral emotion. Intangible ideas such as hope, romance, tranquility, and divine connection are some of the themes felt across his work.
“What Is Left Unsaid” also titles an important piece in the show, a portrait of a woman’s profile beneath a translucent veil that glows with light and exuberant brushwork. This piece received the Gold Medal Award and the Member’s Choice Award for the Master Signature Division of the 2021 Oil Painters of American National Juried Show. Meyer Gallery is honored to display this piece as the namesake painting for the exhibition.
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