THE VERMONT YEARS, SO FAR…
Paintings by Harry A. Rich
July 2–September 28, 2018
Opening Reception: July 13th • 4:00–7:00 PM
Montpelier Artwalk: September 7th • 4:00–7:00 PM
111 State Street, Montpelier
Since his time as a student at Pratt Institute, Modernist Harry A. Rich was inspired by the New York School of Abstract Expressionism during the 1950s and 1960s. As a young artist, he had the formative experience of meeting and observing artists such as Willem deKooning, Franz Kline, Jack Tworkov, and David Smith. These early opportunities allowed Rich to study their work closely, and their influences can clearly be seen in the painter's work. His acrylic paintings are far from old-school modernism, however, as the artist's journey into abstraction reveals his own stylistically fluid, fresh, and vibrant use of color and dimension. Rich’s collection of large-scale acrylic-on-canvas paintings in this exhibit spans the time he has lived in Vermont, from 1998 to 2018, and lends its name to the current exhibit. This show reveals the influence of his Vermont experience.
October 1–December 28