Color is a power which directly influences the soul. – Wassily Kandinsky
The latest exhibition at the Anne Neilson Gallery, Chromatic Shift, revolves around visual variations of line and color and features the latest work by six of the forty artists that the gallery represents. (Jeff Erickson, Marcy Gregg, Audrey Stone, Joe Vinson, Ken Tate & Michael Barringer.)
The front room was filled with the visually stunning work of artist Marcy Gregg, and we were thrilled to see her latest pieces. We saw a few of them before they made it to the gallery while visiting her studio in June. Viewing Marcy’s work is truly an emotional experience and her pieces clearly show her love of color and line.
Marcy Gregg’s distinctive artwork springs from a love of color and line. Born in rural East Texas, she expressed an interest in art at an early age. She remained in Texas after graduation from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she majored in studio art. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
As a conscious member of a tradition, Joe Vinson paints landscapes outside, from direct observation. He produces paintings that depict the kind of light our eyes were formed to see. This has proved to be the best way to learn color and has laid the foundation for Joe’s abstract studio work. These paintings from the studio make an appeal to the viewer through the pleasure of the senses, the sheer enjoyment of experiencing color contrasts. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
Jeff paints with oil and wax mediums, on canvas, gessoed hardboard, and paper. He is able to create multiple layers of translucent colors, and through the process of catching, distressing, and dissolving, he captures depth and feeling within the painting. With each painting, Jeff begins with no end game in mind. He allows the painting to develop to see where it leads him. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
Ken’s paintings have been featured in magazines such as House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Coastal Living and New Orleans House & Home. His work is in private collections in New Orleans, New York, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Nashville, Houston and Jackson, MS to name a few. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
A native North Carolinian, Michael began expressing his artistic abilities at a young age. He remembers always feeling the magic of being in the ocean or the mountains, and wanting to make his own version of those experiences through art. With a long lineage of artisans, one could suppose his knack for creating is in his blood. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
Audrey Stone is a protean artist, she expresses herself through various activities such as installations, paintings, drawing, sculptures and mixed media. Her work explores colors, lines, materialism on various mediums and surfaces. – Anne Neilson Fine Art Gallery
Chromatic Shift is on view through July 27th. The next exhibition featuring Local Artists + McColl Alumi opens on August 2nd.