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May 2011

Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Diane White

Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present the exhibit, Classic Beauty, Paintings by Diane White, on view from May 6 - 31, 2011. A reception will be held on May 6, from 6-8pm. The artist will be on hand to discuss her choice of subject matter and her painting technique.

The smell of Chinese take-out, the aroma of freshly roasted coffee, and the earthy fragrance of fresh fruits and vegetables seem to pour from the canvases of Pittsburgh artist, Diane White’s paintings.

“Our criteria for selecting artwork has always been to find work that does not necessarily conform to the standard, expected subject matter that one would expect to find in our area”, says gallery owner, Larry Elder. “Diane White’s realistic oil paintings offer a mix of classic still lifes with quirky, contemporary elements thrown in.”

White has been honored with numerous national awards and is collected by private and corporate collectors around the nation. Elder Gallery’s exhibition will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Carolinas.

“I am drawn to the still life by the way the light falls on ordinary objects, illuminating them to draw the viewer into the painting. I am currently using icons of contemporary society such as Chinese take-out containers, coffee cups, and paper bags to create my still lifes” says White.

Elder Gallery’s exhibition will feature paintings with these contemporary elements as well as traditional still life, all of which showcase the artist’s phenomenal talent.

Informed Collector Newsletter recently wrote of White’s work “Subtleties of light, texture, and color abound in still lifes of ordinary objects. The energy of the work sings due to her masterful approach and treatment.”

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/370-6337 or visit (

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