Artists' Gallery Blog

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"Stories" - featuring Charles David Viera and Eric Rhinehart


featuring Charles David Viera and Eric Rhinehart
August 8 - September 1, 2013

Opening reception: Saturday, August 10, 4-8 pm

The sea, animal life and vivid colors set the narrative for "Stories" at the Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, featuring the work of Eric Rhinehart and Charles David Viera.

Not your typical regional artist, Eric Rhinehart delves into subjects that are far from his Summit, New Jersey home. Inspiration for his watercolors comes from travels to England, Spain and France, as well as Martha's Vineyard, the Chesapeake Bay and the Caribbean. "Beach Reading" is typical of Rhinehart's work—fluid and inviting. Exotic, yet familiar. "I try to balance the undercurrent relationship between color and light," said Rhinehart. "They each play an important role in describing the physical and emotional weight of my subjects."

Joining Eric Rhinehart in this exhibition is artist Charles David Viera. His bold color choices are a perfect compliment to Rhinehart's delicate and subtle use of watercolor. "My paintings derive more from Matisse than from your more traditional wildlife painters like James Audubon. These paintings translate the elegance, color and the anonymity of wildlife to a more personal color and compositional statement that I think the viewer will appreciate", says Viera.

Mr. Viera's work has been included in exhibitions at the First Street Gallery, the Adam Gimbel Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Nassau County Museum in N.Y. and locally at the Riverrun Gallery and Coryell Gallery in Lambertville NJ. An inspired educator, Charles is currently an instructor at the Arts Council of Princeton and the Hunterdon Art Museum.

Together, the works of Viera and Rhinehart offer a compelling exhibit, as each expands upon themes of beauty, serenity, wistfulness and joy in their own, unique way.

Note: Artists' Gallery will be open until 9pm every Saturday evening during August.

Artists' Gallery, 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ - map & directions
Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

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