Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Some Paintings from the Recovering the American Sublime Exhibition

Here are some of the paintings that will be included in our upcoming exhibition Recovering the American Sublime. More information on the show is in the poster below.

Erik Koeppel "Autumn Clouds in Jackson" 14 x 18in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Autumn on the Ellis River" 10 x 8in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Eagle Cliff" 11 x 9 in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Emerald Pool in Autumn, Charles River" 18 x 24in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Nancy's Brook" 14 x 18 in. Oil on panel

Erik Koeppel "Storm on Mt. Adams" 21 x 25.5in. Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Crawford Notch, from Mt. Willard" 13 x 20in. Oil on canvas

Erik Koeppel "Mt. Washington Among the Clouds" 22 x 36 in. Oil on Canvas. 

Erik Koeppel "Sunset over Lake Winnipesaukee

Description for the show:

Recovering the American Sublime
New Paintings by Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq in Historical Context

Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy
Fryeburg, Maine

Opening Reception - May 6, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The essential thesis of the 19th century American landscape painter was that by deep reflection upon the beauty of nature, one may ease their weary soul of the troubles inherent to a social being thrust into the industrialized world. Today, as humanity travels further from nature into stark modern interiors and cyberspace, artists Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel believe that a powerful vision of nature is more needed than ever before. They have thus devoted their minds to reviving an art whose intention is to bring the beauty of nature back to the forefront of human consciousness.

In this exhibition, the paintings of Koeppel and Sansaricq are displayed in juxtaposition with 19th century landscape paintings of the White Mountains. As the couple shares a studio in Jackson, NH, White Mountain subjects are prominent among scenes of New England, and even works from their travels west. The historic paintings are on loan from the collections of the Jackson Historical Society, and Bethel Historical Society, as a promised gift of Randall H. Bennett. Many of the contemporary paintings are available for sale.

The Pace Galleries of Art are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm (or by appointment). Call the box office at 207-935-9232 to schedule a visit.

 Thank you, and hope to see you at the show!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Two Exhibitions Opening at the Same Time

I believe this is a career first for me. I have two exhibitions opening at almost the exact same time.

 Recovering the American Sublime with Lauren Sansaricq, as on the poster below...

...And also the Guild of Boston Artist's Annual Members Juried Exhibition which will open May 6, 3-5pm. If only Star Trek style transporters could be invented I would love to attend a little of both.

Lauren and I will be attending the Fryeburg reception.

Here's the painting that I'm submitting for the Boston Guild show...

Erik Koeppel "Sunset at Olana" 30 x 48 inches. Oil on canvas.
If you can't make one, maybe the other!

 I'll be posting more on Recovering the American Sublime and the paintings that will be available soon. If you're a collector and would like to preview the works that will be available for sale, please feel free to email

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