Monday, July 21, 2014

Of Beauties & Beasts International group show.

Two original Vierling works on display in the 'Of Beauties & Beasts' international group show, at the Clement Art Gallery in Troy, New York.

Included in the exhibit is The Valkyrie, an egg tempera & oil painting on panel, measuring 24 x 34 inches. The work was originally displayed in the 2011 Vierling, 'Mythos' exhibit at the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle, Washington. The painting extols the timeless legend of the fearless warrior maidens who guide the fallen on the long journey from the battlefield to Valhöll.

Also included in the show is a unique portrait drawing of Gymnogyps californianus, the California Condor. The drawing is executed in pen, ink & gouache on paper.  The framed piece measures 16.5 x 21 inches. The endangered Condor is here exalted through the aesthetic of arcane portraiture,  to be remembered, honored, & protected.

Both works are offered for sale. 

On July 25, 2014 The Clement Art Gallery will open a group exhibition of thirteen national and international artists entitled: “of Beauties and Beasts". An opening reception will take place on Friday July 25 from 6-9pm. The exhibition will run through September 20. A small exhibition catalogue will be produced and available at the end of August.

The show comprises approximately 30 paintings and sculptures from a contingent of representational artists whose subjects tend toward the uncanny and fantastic. In "of Beauties and Beasts," the human form -- idealized and bestial -- appears alongside myriad fellows of the animal kingdom in scenes bizarre and whimsical. 

Exhibiting Artists Include: Claus Brusen, Jon Christopher Gernon, Russell Gordon, Igor Grechanyk, Caitlin Hackett, Spring Hofeldt, Steven Kenny, Richard A. Kirk, Jennifer Knaus, Scherer & Ouporov, Benjamin Vierling, Jeff Wigman, Rodney Wood. 

For additional information, please visit the online presentation and the Clement Art Gallery.

Notable Press on the exhibit:
Fine Art Connoisseur
Wall Street International