Art : Four Artists At Eisenhauer
Four artists will be on exhibition Sunday, May 25, for the Eisenhauer Gallery's eighth annual Memorial Day exhibition which will be held from 5 to 7 pm. "We wanted to start the summer off with a fresh, innovative palette," says gallery owner Elizabeth Eisenhauer. "We are very excited about this collection because it reflects modern and classical styles executed in a fashion that blends seamlessly."
The show juxtaposes different styles. Themes and concepts play off each other, starting with gallery favorite, Cheri Christensen, whose uses farm animals as the subject of her richly gestural oil paintings. "The most amazing part of Cheri's work is how she plays with sunlight," says Ms. Eisenhauer. "The faint outlined glow of the sunset is present in most all her paintings and resonate an overall style and theme."
Karen Tusinski's floral still lifes combine geometric styling with organic shapes. Her flowers are bold and curvaceous, painted in a whimsical manner. Poppies seem to crawl out of geometric vases on table tops, vines creep and swirl on her canvas. Ms. Tusinski's work is definitely growing outward and upward.
The animated style of painter Fred Calleri seems to solicit smiles from viewers. Each figure in his paintings expresses his and her own character and humor. Girls in goggles and bathing caps, sailors and dogs in lounge chairs, all with a whimsical glimmer in their eyes that captivates. "We have been showing Fred's work for two years and it is definitely the gallery's comic relief," Ms. Eisenhauer explains. "His work radiates a childlike joy which I feel has been a huge success for our business."
Finally, the gallery will be hosting the debut of newcomer Michele Dangelo, who plays with representational shapes of barns and boats in different color palettes. "For a newcomer, Michele's work has already been a huge success," says Ms. Eisenhauer.
The opening reception is Sunday, May 25, 5-7 pm. The Eisenhauer Gallery is located on 38 North Water Street on the porch of the Colonial Inn.
Caitlyn Ruitenberg works at the Eisenhauer Gallery.