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Currents & Tides

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Atlantic Ocean - Winter Morning, 2012 Oil on Canvas 24x30"
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Atlantic Ocean - July, 2012 Oil on Paper 22x30"
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Indian Wells - September, 2012 Oil on Paper 22x26"
Currents & Tides

525 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
May 15th, 2012 - June 16th, 2012
Opening: May 17th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.georgebillis.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
gallery@georgebillis.com
PHONE:  
212-645-2621
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-6
TAGS:  
landscape

DESCRIPTION

Richard Orient has been painting for the last 25 years. Currents & Tides - his new exhibition - is a show of the artist s recent paintings of the coast of Eastern Long Island. In this new work, Orient focuses on the flood and ebb of tides and the flow of ocean currents, depicting the oceans calm and power. The play of light and the effects of weather are highlighted in the artist s "plein air" impressionistic record of the sea.
These paintings are the artists experience of the Atlantic Ocean and bring to mind an element of Gustav Courbet's paintings in their naturalism and direct interpretation of landscape. The exhibition contains oil paintings on canvas and paper.