Eurythmic Light: American Pastoral Landscapes by Brian Keeler
The new exhibition, “Eurythmic Light: American Pastoral Landscapes” by Brian Keeler presents an artistic consideration of the theme of impermanence.
The passing of time and a way of life is represented by barns, old houses, even fauna and flora So, there is a certain historical wistfulness inherent in them of an American golden era that exists only in vestigial form. And represents the impermanence and fragility of life
Impermanence as a underlying contemplation for painting has been a running theme in Keeler’s work. The history of this genre is steeped in the idea of temporality. The objects of still life, such fruit and flowers being impermanent, and fleeting are often combined with other objects of mortality, like skulls.
Portraying the effects of fugitive, but beautiful light and passing clouds along with barns and Victorian era homes also brings the landscape genre of painting into the process of appreciating the fragility of life. Rusting tractors, plows, and cars and other artifacts underscore the eventual entropy and passing of all things
“Winter Barn Light,” watercolor, 18.5x25, $600
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