Landscape Paintings On View > Robert Flanary: Seeing All Together
Through March 3, 2023
Holton Studio, Berkeley, California
From the gallery:
Bob’s life has been as devoted to painting as any artist’s could be, and now that he’s retired — after twenty years teaching art in a high-security juvenile prison in Olympia, Washington — he’s more focused on his work than ever. It’s an extraordinary thing to spend so many years honing one’s art—not only the skills but all the knowledge, insight, and understanding entailed in true mastery. I’ve witnessed many a gallery visitor, often painters themselves, stand entranced before a Flanary painting that is at once a compelling abstract composition, a precise observation of nature, and a painted surface that mesmerizes the attentive viewer by slowly revealing itself.
In Bob’s latest work, much of his attention is on composition, exploring the fascinating interplay of a picture’s parts and elements that, in practiced hands, can lead to that transcendent vision and experience of the harmony of nature and the unity of being—the vision Bob calls “seeing all together.”