2015 Annual Fall Show
Culture can mean many things: it can be your language, your food, your religion, your fashion, your music, your art, your muse. Every fall as summer leaves behind a last hurrah of blazing colour we embark on journeys & adventures to drink in every last drop of warmth and visual stimulation. Its a time when artist's often open their doors letting us in to their creative realms. Curious by nature we enter..often in awe and wonder. What if we could embark on a Studio Tour of the masters in our own back yard ?
Burnstown artist & sculptor Richard Gill's muse of late is a relentless fascination with art history; the lives of the masters, anecdotes and interesting tidbits of their time, how we imagine their spaces, the inner workings of their creative minds, their muses, obsessions, passions, vices, turmoil...impact on world events.
Now in his 70th year the modern-day master of sculpted clay relief remarks that this work is perhaps his most challenging to date & opens his own studio and invites us on a visual journey revealing the masters creative spaces. Think of it as a Studio Tour of the masters. Imagine … Cezanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Monet, Renoir, Calder, Emily Carr, Tom Thompson, Pollock, Toulouse-Lautrec, Brancussi, Bill Reid, Rockwell Kent, Goya; Van Gogh painting starry night; Dega in the balcony aroused by the beauty of his muse, the dancers.
This show & sale marks Gill's 44th annual fall show at his studio at Bittersweet Gallery in Burnstown. It opens October 3. Vernissage from 2 til 8pm. Richard will give a brief talk on the works at 3 and again at 7pm. The show continues daily 11 to 5 to October 12.