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Like Seeds Upon the Sea

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Aeneas
Aeneas, 2008 Oil and Wax 66 X 60 in © Michael Rich 2008
Like Seeds Upon the Sea
Curated by: Kathleen Walsh

118 Orange Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
August 15th, 2008 - August 29th, 2008
Opening: August 15th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://oldspoutergallery.com/
COUNTRY:  
United States
PHONE:  
508 325-9988
OPEN HOURS:  
MTWTHFS 11AM -6 PM Sundays 12-5
TAGS:  
abstract-expressionism, landscape-based, abstraction

DESCRIPTION

During the FAll of 2007, Michael Rich spent 5 months on a sabbatical in Tuscania, Italy where he made a series of drawings in a daily meditation on the life, history and surroundings of the Maremma region.  The drawing, the best of which will be on exhibit at Old Spouter Gallery this summer, are abstract reflections on the light, color and natural rhythms of the Italian countryside.  Influenced greatly by the Etruscan tomb paintings of Tarquinia, new elements of figuration, suggestion of birds, leaves and boats pay a kind of homage to the ancient cultures and their life on the Mediterranean Sea.

A selection of new, works in oil and wax, painted since Michael's return to the States will also be on view.