Saxapahaw, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
For Jonas, painting is like an intense compulsion motivated by the love of the process itself, allowing him to become more comfortable with uncertainty and unpredictability, which opens up a whole world of new possibilities.
An important aspect of this approach is painting quickly, spontaneously translating inspiration to canvas and eliminating any opportunities for second thoughts or regrets. This results in powerful brush strokes, bold color choices and insightful compositions that shine an artists’ light on natures secret places. The final impact though is not simply an in-your-face assault, but rather a series of portraits displaying the indescribable push and pull of the natural world. Hot and cool, simplicity and complexity, fire and water, sea and sky, all balanced as fleeting moments captured on canvas.
Jonas’ career up until now includes such highlights as a Presidential Honor in 1975 for his bicentennial painting; We the People, and an inclusion in collections from the Smithsonian Institute in Washington ,D.C. to Miami Beach’s Bass Museum of Art. In his 50 years as an artist, Jonas Gerard’s life has been as colorful and passionate as the abstract paintings that explode spontaneously onto his canvases. From one’s first step into the gallery, one’s senses are happily assaulted with a riot of color, texture, and movement on canvas, the result of Gerard’s wildly spontaneous technique and his use of the finest acrylic paints.
The Jonas Gerard Exhibit starts with an opening reception at The SaxArt Gallery, 1616 Jordan Dr. in Saxapahaw at 2:00 pm , November 4th and will be on display through November 30th. For more information visit http://www.saxapahawartists.com or call (336) 525-2394