Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Upcoming Exhibition:"Pictures Serene and Sublime"

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Washington and Tuckerman's Ravine" 18 x 26 in. Oil on canvas
Pictures Serene and Sublime: Traditional White Mountain Art Recaptured

July 6 through August 31, 2013
— Mason House

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, numerous artists (including many from the so-called Hudson River School) captured the awe-inspiring summits and verdant glens in the White Mountain region of northern New Hampshire and western Maine.  Including many of these early landscapes, this exhibit also highlights the work of Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq, nationally-recognized plein air artists who create masterful works in the Hudson River style based on their love for the expressive potentials of traditional representation.  The eight-week exhibition will feature a variety of White Mountain landscapes, including several from the collection of the Jackson (NH) Historical Society.  The contemporary works by artists Koeppel and Sansaricq will be available for purchase.  (All sales will benefit the Bethel Historical Society.)   Shown here: On the Androscoggin River, by Erik Koeppel; oil on canvas, 16" x 24"; Private Collection.
At the Bethel Historical Society, Mason House
10 Broad Street, P.O. Box 12, Bethel, ME  04217
Lauren Sansaricq "Mt. Adams in Autumn" 16 x 20 in. Oil on panel
Lauren and I are very proud to be the subject of this show, which will be the most extensive exhibition to date comparing our work with the historic school that inspires it. Our sincere wish is that this show will reveal not only the revival of a lost method of landscape painting, but also of the the transcendental thought, that accompanied it historically. Pictures Serene and Sublime are intended to remove the veil of modernity from our world revealing one more conducive to high thoughts of Beauty.  

Here are a few more paintings that will be included:

Erik Koeppel "Grafton Notch" 20 x 27 inches, Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Sunrise on the Saco" 7 x 11 inches. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Meadows of the Saco River" 18 x 28 in. Oil on Canvas

More to follow.

Thank you for reading! 

More exhibitions this summer:

-The 2013 Newport Antiques Show will run July 26 – 29 with Rehs Galleries
-The 2013 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show August 22-25 also with Rehs
Techniques of the Hudson River School DVD click here

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