Greg Hennen, Philip Koch, and Carlysle Vicenti

curated by Beth Nichols
September 15th - October 30th

During the months of September and October, 2011, Nichols Gallery Annex is featuring the work of three contemporary Artists whose work is inspired by the natural world. Baltimore artist Philip Koch, professor of art at Maryland Institute of Art and Design, views his paintings as "contemporary re-imagining of the romantic panoramas of the 19th century American painters of the Hudson River School. In our time," says Koch, "with its ecological degradation, the symbolic value of this Eden seems at once more remote and yet more urgently needed."

"My art springs from discovery" says Richmond artist Carlysle Vicenti. "The brayers I use, the lifting of images, the transference, the iterations and textures spur and represent constant review each day. The stars, flowers, trees, sunrises and sunsets, carry the seed of wonder. I am ever in wonder of the world."

The organization of space, essentiality of color and quality of light fascinates Artist Greg Hennen, who moved to to Dyke, Virginia from New York several years ago. Hennen considers his paintings to be "about" landscape, not "of" landscape. "I paint to express my love and respect for nature and to cultivate those feelings in others."

Join us for a "Meet the artists" reception Sunday, October 9th from 2-5 pm

From Day to Night
Oil on Masonite
Still Reflection

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