Please join us for the next Open House Art Gallery and Costume Gala on Saturday, October 27, 2012, starting at 6 pm with Patrick Malin www.patrickmalin.com
Patrick will be presenting selected works from his “Nature” series. For these oil paintings he worked outdoors directly on site, or “en plein air”, in a sketch-like manner on sized paper. This method dates back to the beginnings of landscape painting in Europe and America.
Patrick’s work is all about apprehending Nature, or what is left of it—of the natural landscape, that is landscape that isn’t domesticated (feeling) but is closer to it’s natural, or wild, state. He often goes on excursions to find remote places to paint—to places like the Mojave Desert, southern Arizona, and the Adirondack Mountains. When not on these excursions, he works closer to home in Rhode Island.
While the aesthetic of the sketch is the essence of Patrick’s work, he tries to be truthful more to the direct feeling of the landscape than to it’s physical form or likeness. So the paintings can be considered abstract in that sense. To him, painting is a humble pursuit—using the modest materials of paint and paper to make an homage/gesture about the natural world. All work is for sell, $200 each.
As always Wayne Bridge and Dorota Streitfeld are the accompanying host artists; and Rich Streitfeld is our host of honor and whimsy, bank of information and network advice. All art is offered for sale, discussion, comments and ice breaking.
Bring pot luck food, drinks, and musical instruments, if you play. By popular demand we will have a fire pit outside, so hot dogs, franks, wursts, sticks etc. will be nice.
And as usual kindly forward the invitation to friends of all ages.
Celebrate Life. Celebrate Art. Feed the Soul.
Patrick, Dorota, Rich and Wayne