There is just over a week left in the GC Myers exhibit, Layers, now hanging here at the West End Gallery until August 29th. It has been a great show but there are still many stellar pieces left, including the one above, The Richness of the Moment, which is 20″ by 24″ on canvas. Here is what the artist recently had to say about this painting on his blog:
- Saint Augustine
The GC Myers show, Layers, which hangs here at the West End Gallery until August 29th, has been a wonderful show thus far. We have shipped many of the paintings and have asked Gary for a few more paintings to fill in the gaps created by those that have left for new homes. He went through his personal collection in the studio and came up with a selection of works from a few different periods in his career.
There is a group from around 2002 that is darker and deeply colored, very introspective. It is from a series that he calls his Dark Work, paintings that reflected the emotional tone of the period right after 9/11. He feels that in the years since the work has taken on new meaning, separate from that time.
We are really pleased to be able to show this work along with the rest of this great show. So, if you haven’t made the trip into the West End Gallery or if you have already seen this show, there is something new for you to see here.
Only two more weeks!
We would like to extend a great big Thank You!! to everyone who turned out this past Saturday at the West End Gallery for the Gallery Talk given by artist GC Myers. It was such a beautiful day that we were honored that you took the time to spend an enjoyable hour with us.
It was a wonderful talk with a great turnout with a mixture of old and new faces. Most of all, we were pleased to see so many people leaving the gallery with smiles on those faces. Congratulations to the winners of the drawings– we hope you’ll enjoy your prizes.
The show, Layers, hangs until August 29th. Though many pieces have left the gallery to begin new lives with their new owners, there is still a great selection of paintings form GC Myers available as well as new artwork from our other wonderful artists. We hope you can find time to stop in and take in this beautiful show.
Today is the Gallery Talk with GC Myers. The event starts at 1 PM here at the West End Gallery and concludes with a drawing where an original painting of his will be given away to one lucky person in attendance. The painting he has selected from his studio is shown here on the left and is titled Silent Passage, a 9″ by 29″ image with framed dimensions of 18″ by 38″. It has a value of approximately $1600-1800. It is a real prize!
Here’s how Gary described making this choice and what meaning this painting holds for him in his blog today:
Well, I give a Gallery Talk this afternoon, starting at 1 PM at the West End Gallery in Corning in support of my show, Layers, which hangs there for another few weeks. One of the attractions for this talk is a drawing that will be held among the attendees for a painting of mine. The process of deciding what that painting will be resembles a dance, going back and forth between selections.
I have been spending the last few days looking at some of the pieces that I have here in the studio, trying to find one that is right for this event. I have given away paintings before at these talks and it has always been important to me that the pieces have some significance for me. I don’t want to simply pick out an old piece that I now recognize as having weaknesses. I have a few of those from many years ago that still take up space here. It would be easy to grab one of those and be done with the whole selection process.
But that would be like handing out discards and that doesn’t seem like the right thing to do when the whole concept behind the drawing is to display the appreciation I have for those who have followed and supported my work through the years. If the folks take time on a summer weekend afternoon to come to the gallery to participate in a Gallery Talk then they deserve a piece that is real and alive, something meaningful and of value to me.
So, after going back and forth, I settled on this painting from a number of years ago. It is titled Silent Passage and has long been a favorite of mine. It is a real painting with an image of 9″ wide by 29″ high on paper. Its framed dimensions come in at 18″ by 38″, so it has presence in its size and its value. But more important to than the size or monetary value of this painting is the meaning of this work for myself. It encapsulates much of what I have tried to put across for these years.
A study in quiet and movement. Color and texture. Light and dark. Now and eternity.
I hope whoever takes this home this afternoon will understand the meaning it holds for me and will see it for themselves.
The Gallery Talk starts at 1 PM. Hope you can make it there.