Capturing Nature in the Catskills
DAA Gallery opens 2009 season with WILDLIFE SHOW by Catskill Region Artists
"CAPTURING NATURE in the Catskills" opens March 6 - April 12, and features works by highly respected Catskill Region wildlife artists David Kiehm, Cole Johnson, Gail Bunting, and Ward Herrmann. Additional works by Doug Jamieson and Larry Engel.
David Kiehm creates portraits of wildlife noted both for their unique beauty and startling accuracy. Equally adept in oil, watercolor, pencil, and sculpture, his work presents the viewer with a surprising and unusually intimate view very like the classical portraiture of human history. Kiehm works as a fine artist, illustrator, and designer, his work has appeared in such publications as Sports Afield, Field and Stream, and Fur Fish and Game,. He has worked for Ralph Lauren, The New York Times, The New York Zoological Society and in 1996 illustrated the children's book "Beaver Stream," written by Marilyn F. Holmer and published by The Smithsonian Institute.
Cole Johnson shares a profound relationship with the natural world that can come only from a lifetime of interaction with and observation of the natural world. His works, in black and white with the use of only graphite powder and eraser, create visions of a parallel world. This world exists all around us, invisible. But for our stumbling upon it, this profoundly private and surprising world escapes us. Beautiful and meticulously observed, Johnson's work provides us with the feeling of being the lone and hapless witness to a world with which we have lost contact. Johnson's work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, festivals, and expositions throughout the United States. He is an inductee into the prestigious Society of Animal Artists.
Gail Bunting prefers to call herself a naturalist who paints, rather than an artist. The study of nature has been a life-long passion. Self-taught, her unique style as an artist is in part, a product of the meticulous and labor-intensive medium of egg tempera, and in part a tribute to the delicacy and close observation that provides her work with its mystery and expression. Bunting is one of the most well-known and respected artists of Catskill life.
Ward Herrmann is an author, artist, and wildlife illustrator most readily known for his depictions of the rapidly disappearing covered bridges of the Catskill Mountains of New York, where he lived for seventy-four years. He authored the book, "Spans of Time: covered bridges of Delaware County, New York." Featured are some rare carvings, paintings and prints.
Also on exhibit are the fine wildlife etchings by Doug Jamieson and the humorous and often surprising sculptures of Larry Engel.
Please join us and meet the artists at the Opening Reception, Saturday, March 7, from 4-8 pm. "Capturing Nature" will be on exhibit from March 6 - April 12. DAA Gallery is located at 84 Main Street in Delhi, New York. Gallery Hours are Friday & Saturday from 11am to 5 pm, Sunday from 11 am - 3 pm and by appointment. For more information, contact DAA Gallery (607)746-2664 or visit www.DAAgallery.com.