Randall Exon "New Paintings"

Hirschl & Adler

poster for Randall Exon "New Paintings"

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The artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery will include over twenty new works in oil and will feature examples of landscape, still life, interior, and figure painting.

Randall Exon paints fusions of what he sees and what he imagines, creating imagery that is identifiable and yet somehow other-worldly. He draws inspiration from the farmlands along the Brandywine River where he now lives, as well as from the vast planes of the Midwest where he grew up as a boy, and from the coastlines of County Mayo, Ireland, where he spends his Summers. Each of these places informs his unique point of view, and he melds them into almost mythical settings, infused with a magical realism that is poetic and haunting. Drawing from what he calls his “ongoing visual journal”, Exon carefully composes his scenes with restraint and balance. In "White Nightgown," the artist depicts a clothesline with linens blowing in the breeze. Behind these sculpted pieces of fabric lies a quiet landscape, simple and unfettered.

Cleary inspired by Wyeth, "White Nightgown" is charged in its simplicity, with its seemingly straightforward narrative demanding a more complex interpretation, and existing both in the moment and eternally. Inspired by such master painters as Corot and Vermeer, Exon makes light a guiding force in his work. Whether conveying the effect of sunlight streaming through a heavy sky, of a dark room illuminated by a single lamp, or of moonlight bouncing off the iridescent surface of an idle canoe, the artist succeeds in infusing his works with a unique atmosphere and mood.

[Image: Randall Exon "White Nightgown" (2012) oil on canvas 19.75 x 29.75 in.]



from January 10, 2013 to February 09, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-01-10 from 17:30 to 19:30


Randall Exon

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