I am very excited to announce the following upcoming show. Please read below the press release for more information:
Recovering the American Sublime
New Paintings by Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq in Historical Context
Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy
Opening Reception – May 6, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The essential thesis of the 19th century American landscape painter was that by deep reflection upon the beauty of nature, one may ease their weary soul of the troubles inherent to a social being thrust into the industrialized world. Today, as humanity travels further from nature into stark modern interiors and cyberspace, artists Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel believe that a powerful vision of nature is more needed than ever before. They have thus devoted their minds to reviving an art whose intention is to bring the beauty of nature back to the forefront of human consciousness.
In this exhibition, the paintings of Koeppel and Sansaricq are displayed in juxtaposition with 19th century landscape paintings of the White Mountains. As the couple shares a studio in Jackson, NH, White Mountain subjects are prominent among scenes of New England, and even works from their travels west. The historic paintings are on loan from the collections of the Jackson Historical Society, and Bethel Historical Society, as a promised gift of Randall H. Bennett. Many of the contemporary paintings are available for sale.
The Pace Galleries of Art are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm (or by appointment). Call the box office at 207-935-9232 to schedule a visit.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Bethel Historical Society’s exhibition opening this past weekend. For those who missed it , The exhibit and sale will continue at the Dr. Moses Mason House, Tuesday thru Friday, from 1 to 4 pm, through October 14.Here are some photos from the show:
Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of “pictures serene and sublime” this weekend, and of course thank you to everyone who made the show possible,namely Randall H. Bennett, Director of the Bethel Historical Society, for lending his collection, and making this exhibition possible. It was a wonderful opening , and the show will continue to hang until August 31, so if you have not seen the show there is still time to check it out. here are some photos of the show:
the paintings on the white walls are contemporary and the paintings on the old wooden walls are historic white mountain art .
One of the over riding messages from our show (as illustrated in this historic map) was that the White Mountains are not just in New Hampshire they extend well into Maine.
Pictures Serene and Sublime: Traditional White Mountain Art Recaptured
July 6 through August 31, 2013 — Mason House
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, numerous artists (including many from the so-called Hudson River School) captured the awe-inspiring summits and verdant glens in the White Mountain region of northern New Hampshire and western Maine. Including many of these early landscapes, this exhibit also highlights the work of Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq, nationally-recognized plein air artists who create masterful works in the Hudson River style based on their love for the expressive potentials of traditional representation. The eight-week exhibition will feature a variety of White Mountain landscapes, including several from the collection of the Jackson (NH) Historical Society. The contemporary works by artists Koeppel and Sansaricq will be available for purchase. (All sales will benefit the Bethel Historical Society.)
Opening on Saturday July 6 at the Bethel Main Historical Society’s Museum.