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Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Daniel Bayless
Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present the exhibit, Daniel Bayless, Solo Exhibition, on view from Jan. 7 through Feb. 26, 2011. An artist reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, from 6-8pm.
San Francisco-based artist, Daniel Bayless, is a traveling man. His widely-sought-after paintings of urban and rural scenes are proof that there is beauty in all things natural. Bayless' recent paintings can be described as atmospheric, passionate, and reflective of places we all have been, either literally or in our imaginations. He takes the viewer into a world filled with rain, fog, sunlight and colorfrom cold and damp to warm and bright. A simple spot of color on an umbrella transforms a cold, rainy scene into one of intrigue and warmth.
"I want to evoke the charge, or feeling, of what a scene means to me when I look at it," Bayless says. "The vitality of the color, the energy between the viewer and the subject, whether it's a vibrating, sunny landscape or a still controlled interior; those are dynamics important to me."
Bayless' bold colors, rich impasto and aggressive brush strokes reaffirm his belief that beauty and serenity are always present for us to see, if we only look for them.
Elder Gallery's exhibition features twenty-five new paintings which promise to intrigue and excite. "I paint because I have to. To me painting is spiritual. It's more than just a way to make sense of my world. It is a sacrament" says the artist.
For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/370-6337 or visit (www.elderart.com).
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