Jonas Gerard Fine Art to Exhibit in "Historic" Saxapahaw at SaxArt Gallery

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Opening Reception: November 4th at 2:00-5:00pm. Jonas Gerard is an accomplished self-taught artist. Born in Morocco, he now resides in Asheville, NC and has one of the largest private studios and 5,000 sf gallery in the River Arts District. The SaxArt Gallery in historic, Saxapahaw, NC is proud to feature the work of Jonas Gerard during the month of November 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

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Suzanne Connors
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