Johan Hagaman and Dan Gualdoni at Cumberland Gallery 

This Land is Cumberland

This Land is Cumberland
Free of human figures, a landscape painting is also free to lapse into pure abstraction--a composition that uses land, sky, clouds and horizon as design elements. J.M. Turner's flamboyant, light-drenched seascapes, for example, turn sea and sky into painterly explosions of white light. St. Louis-based painter Dan Gualdoni's landscapes also exploit this ambiguity. His seascapes are somber and dark-hued, evoking masses of land topped by billowing clouds, looking as though glimpsed through mist. The effect of depth is intentional—Gualdoni is interested in "fata morganas," optical illusions created by patches of warm or cold air that come between viewer and objects. He achieves this look by layering his canvases with thin skins of paint. The show also features Johan Hagaman, a local sculptor who uses concrete, resin and found objects to create narrative works.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: May 2. Continues through May 30, 2009


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