Friday, July 1, 2011

Mythos Exhibit

Valkyrie. 24" x 30" Egg Tempera & Oil on Panel .2011


. MYTHOS .


July 8. 2011 - August 6. 2011

New Paintings by Benjamin A. Vierling
at the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington.

Exhibition with Madeline von Foerster

Opening reception on Friday, July 8th. 6-9 pm.


Bird with Ring. 8" x 8". Egg tempera & oil on panel. 2011


A myth tells an eternal story, a drama that is timeless because it is always happening. The tradition of classical painting provides forms that reflect these epic human experiences. The painter endeavors to depict the myth as a tangible point for contemplation. In the spirit of this pursuit, Vierling presents 6 unique visions. The structure of these compositions acknowledge centuries of painting, from the Renaissance to the Fin de si├Ęcle, but the inspiration comes from the mundane. Real subjects, intimately rendered, provide the foundation of a living Mythos.