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February Issue 2011

Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Henry Barnes and Yury Darashkevich

Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present an exhibit of new works by Henry Barnes and Yury Darashkevich, on view from Feb. 11 - 28, 2011. An opening reception will take place on Friday, Feb. 11, from 6-9pm.

A native Georgian, Henry Barnes attended Young Harris College and Huntington College on basketball scholarships. Following graduation he served in the US Navy and pursued several career interests including music before realizing his passion as a painter.

Barnes' principle art studies include six intensive years with Constantin and Roman Chatov, Russian artists trained in Classical Modernism, who in turn trained with the New York Art League and Robert Brackman. It was in the Chatov Studio that Barnes developed his unique color palette and achieved his masterful understanding and use of light. Barnes studied with New York artist Daniel Greene, as well as Yves Brayer, a noted French artist, while painting in Paris.

Barnes paints landscapes, architectural, figurative and still-life with equal skill. European vistas dominate his landscapes, drawing from his travels to Ireland, Spain and Italy. His success in translating light into various times of day or night is always a source of interest. Barnes' unique palette is warm and cool at the same time contributing to the sense of enchanting serenity and that "all's right with the world" feeling that his paintings capture.

Yury Darashkevich was born in Belarus in 1962. Following his passion, he attended and graduated from Belarusian State Academy of the Arts in 1985. Upon graduation he began a career in the illustration and graphic design field, painting in his spare time. After several very successful solo shows, Yury started to devote his attention to art in the early 90's. Shortly after making this career change, he and his family moved to Toronto Canada.

Darashkevich's works are about visual perception and the ways in which the face or body or sometimes even a simple cup responds to the color, line, texture or pattern. The "Thing" or "Subject" by itself, surrounded by "Great Nothing" is his passion. He tries to establish a very private dialog between the viewer and the subject matter of his paintings. He creates a simple and sincere conversation without any unnecessary details.

Located in beautiful Myers Park, Shain Gallery has been on the forefront of the North Carolina art scene since 1998. The gallery represents many leading national and regional artists, and recently won the "Best of the Best Award" for best Charlotte gallery.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/334-7744 or visit (www.shaingallery.com).


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