Thursday, January 2, 2014

Vierling Decennary Retrospective Exhibit

Portrait of Joanna Newsom. 2006. Egg tempera & oil on panel.

Announcing a Benjamin A. Vierling solo exhibition. 

'A Decennary Retrospective' showcases previously unexhibited works, select paintings on loan from private collections, preliminary drawings, and various illustrations, to provide a unique view of Vierling's diverse oeuvre from the past 10 years.

Included in the show is the Portrait of Joanna Newsom, which will be publicly displayed for the first time. The painting of Newsom was featured on the cover of her critically acclaimed album, Ys. Utilizing painting techniques found in traditional renaissance portraiture, the composition synthesizes mythology, symbolism, and folklore with a uniquely contemporary subject. 
The Opening reception for the show takes place on Friday, January 17, 2014, from 6pm-8pm in the Steele Gallery, at the Gage Academy of Art, Seattle. Vierling discusses his techniques, influences and working processes in a concurrent lecture, The Synthesis of Conflicting Forces, at 7pm in the Geo studio. 

Vierling Exhibition: January 17 - February 14, 2014.  
Steele Gallery
Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Daily.
Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. East, #101
Seattle, WA 98102

Select works are available for purchase. Interested collectors please contact the Steele Gallery at Gage.

"What makes the act of painting so profound is the actual process of seeing and rendering; the bridge from eye to hand. It’s an endeavor that literally evokes an inchoate vision and gives it a physical presence. The art lies in tempering inspiration with the structure of technique."  B.A.Vierling

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