Opening Reception with Artists
Saturday 5, 2007
The Harrison Gallery will present a show of Still Life artists Stanley Bielen & Paul Cary Goldberg from May 4—29. Both artists will be attending the show’s opening reception on Saturday, May 5 from 5:00—7:00 pm. Stanley Bielen & Paul Cary Goldberg share both an essence of delicacy and intrinsic vigor in their still life work, though portraying their floral subjects in very different media.
Painter Stanley Bielen is a relatively new addition to The Harrison Gallery and many are looking forward to this first exhibition. Stanley’s work honors the European heritage of still life painting with high color, lush blossoms placed against almost velvety backgrounds. These small, intimate oils capture floral elegance with sweeping brushwork, portraying the momentary beauty of a flower in full bloom. The marks left by the artist’s brush are as intrinsic to the work as the subject itself. Stanley Bielen currently holds position at the Fleisher Art Memorial of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where he lectures and paints.
Paul Cary Goldberg photographs still life’s with an Old Masters intention. The luminosity of Goldberg’s work is an affect he achieves through the use of water based inks on cotton paper to produce his limited edition Iris prints. This exhibition at The Harrison Gallery will be the first showing of Goldberg’s most recent compositions. In his work, simple arrangements of wild flowers, pottery, and fruit stand vividly against subtly lit black backgrounds. Averaging only 7 inches by 7 inches, these pieces are dramatic examples of the subtle gradation and intense color saturation trademark to his larger images. Paul Cary Goldberg’s work is in the collections of The Fogg Museum of Art, De Cordova Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.