Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, is pleased to present a group exhibition of landscape painters whom all share a focus on the spirituality and stillness of the natural world. Each artist successfully
portrays his own personal connection to nature and the sceneries presented even as they each utilize different techniques
MILES BAIR - Although the influence of Japanese artistic tradition is evident in Bair’s work, the Northern Wisconsin landscape informs his work most intimately. The brush handling technique he uses is not pointillism but is instead the deliberate and considerate placement of the thousands
of dots that compose his visions, which provide rich contrast to the black under-painting 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. According to Bogosian, “Using memory sketches and photographs, I paint… to explore scale, brushwork, and my emotional response to these images. I see timelessness in the work. A sense of tranquility
and serenity in this digital era.”
JEFFREY VAUGHN - In Vaughn’s work, there is an overall emphasis of shape and pattern based on the natural growth found in trees, branches, and plants, while emphasizing quality of light. “I like to work with a heightened color palette, yet still remain faithful to the natural world… Through these more abstract concerns of light, color, and composition, I hope that these paintings
allude to an experience of the order and quiet beauty of nature.”