Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Paul Batch: Fleeting Light

During the month of April, Left Bank Gallery Essex is honored to feature the work of young Connecticut artist Paul Batch. Batch creates traditional landscape paintings in oil, poetically capturing the fleeting and ephemeral light cast by the passing sun or rising moon. The artist focuses on transition, painting times of day or changing weather conditions and their dramatic effects upon the natural and uninhabited landscape. Batch says he is, "drawn to the beauty of transitional moments in time....twilight, a passing storm, the moon rising. The beauty comes in part from our awareness that these moments of transition are fleeting." Batch is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art and has won numerous awards inculding a Gold Medal from the Connecticut Plein Air Society.

"Paul Batch: Fleeting Light" runs from April 1st-31st

Meet the Artist : Saturday, April 10th from 4-6pm.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Artist Larry Horowitz joins Left Bank Gallery Essex

Larry Horowitz, an important and internationally collected artist, will be featured in a solo show for the month of July at Left Bank Essex. We are currently exhibiting 6 of his new works to provide our clients "a taste" of Larry's breathtaking work before this summer. We had the great pleasure of visiting Larry and his family at his studio and home outside on NYC yesterday. While in his studio, surrounded by works of all sizes and colors I felt like a kid in a candy store. Saturated colors, captured moments of fleeting light, the relationship of water and sky...I was in heaven. Larry can transport the viewer right into the painting and I left yearning for the Cape, beach, sunsets and the magic of summer. He paints all over, literally from coast to coast, and in all seasons. The paintings selected to show in Essex are mostly of the east coast in summer. Is there any other place to be in the summer?