Past – Journeys

Paintings
BY RICHARD LEVINE

January 6 – February 7, 2015

 

Roswell, NM; 18 x 24; Pastel

Roswell, NM; 18 x 24; Pastel

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-6 P.M.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 9, 6-9 P.M.

Meet the Artist: Saturday Afternoons

 

Experiencing new landscapes, peoples, and cultures invigorates Richard Levine’s work, challenging him to simultaneously portray and understand our world.  This exhibit of pastel landscapes chronicles this past year’s journeys to France, Holland, Belgium, New Mexico, and Maine.  From on-site color studies, sketches, and photographs emerges an underpainting of either wet pastel or watercolor, providing a soft complementary glow to each image.  Soft pastels wonderfully render the immediacy and drama of landscape.  Each painting seeks to capture an elusive moment in time, light and color.  Early dusk falls on an illuminated Amsterdam canal, an autumn chill is felt by Parisian window shoppers, and rising thunderheads loom over Santa Fe.

Richard Levine is a painter and photographer whose graphic arts career has spanned more than 30 years working for prominent design firms and corporate clients in New York City.  In 1971 Levine opened his first studio in New York.  Extensive travel has formed the foundation for his personal work.  Photo documentary work has included the Darfur refugee camps in Eastern Chad for the International Medical Corps and childhood heath conditions in the Mississippi Delta in conjunction with the Ann E. Casey Foundation.  He won a NY State Certificate of Merit for his exhibit India, A Traveler’s Reflections.

Please visit www.richardlevine.com or email artisanrichard@gmail.com.

For more information, contact curator Thien Nguyen at tnpottery@mail.com or (571) 232 1557.

*Click on images to enlarge

Being in Bruges, 20 x 16, Pastel

Being in Bruges, 20 x 16, Pastel

Stone Barn Pitiochry, 19 x 24, Pastel

Stone Barn Pitiochry, 19 x 24, Pastel

Early Dusk, Amsterdam; 24 x 18; Pastel

Early Dusk, Amsterdam; 24 x 18; Pastel

Still Life with Blue Table, 14 x 11, Pastel

Still Life with Blue Table, 14 x 11, Pastel