Here Comes the Sun

Kraushaar Gal­leries’ up­com­ing exhibition fea­tures 20th-cen­tury works with splashes of spring and summer sen­ti­ment

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Kraushaar Gal­leries’ up­com­ing exhibition fea­tures 20th-cen­tury works with splashes of spring and summer sen­ti­ment

With a farewell to the chilled, sub­dued notes of win­ter, Kraushaar Gal­leries’ Summer’s Com­ing spring exhibition wel­comes the warmth and lus­ter of the spring and summer months.the show, which fo­cuses on land­scape art, will fea­ture a se­lec­tion of 20th-cen­tury works by John Sloan, Al­fred Mau­rer and Jim Dine.a smaller sub-show will fo­cus on im­ages of fruits, with works by Gifford Beal,wil­liam Glack­ens, Catherine Drabkin, Robert Kulicke and more, ac­cord­ing to gallery di­rec­tor Kather­ine Degn. She adds that one of the boun­ties of summer is the fruit har­vest, which felt like a nat­u­ral el­e­ment to in­clude.

The exhibition will fea­ture about 15 works in to­tal.“it’s al­ways ex­cit­ing to see how the paint­ings re­late to each other and how dif­fer­ent artists work­ing at dif­fer­ent times in­ter­pret a re­lated sub­ject with their own voice,” says Degn.

Sloan’s 1914 piece, Niles Pond, Gloucester, is lively with deep shades of green in the fore­ground of a rip­pling pond.the artist cap­tures the heat of the sun and the vi­brant colors of the New Eng­land city.

“Al­fred Mau­rer’s equally lush and modern Land­scape with Path is a Fau­vist ren­der­ing of the land­scape in the woods along the Hud­son River,” Degn adds. Ac­knowl­edg­ing Cézanne, Matisse and Renoir, Glack­ens’ oil paint­ing

Pick­ing Fruit de­picts the south of France with boun­ti­ful fruit.“work­ing the garden with a shovel,‘[an] ob­ject made by anony­mous hands,’ be­comes in­ti­mate as you move the soil with the painterly sur­face of Jim Dine’s Shovel, 1975,” ex­plains Degn.

This sunny show pri­mar­ily includes oil paint­ings that elicit sprightly, cheer­ful sen­ti­­though the world may seem dark and dispir­ited now and again, through this exhibition, Degn says she hopes to con­vey “a joie de vivre in these dis­tract­ing times.”

Left: John Sloan (1871-1951), Niles Pond, Gloucester, 1914. Oil on can­vas, 26 x 32 in. Right: Jim Dine (b. 1935), Shovel, 1975. Pastel, graphite, char­coal and spray enamel on pa­per, 59¾ x 121/8in.

Gifford Beal (1879-1956), Still Life with Pineap­ple and Flow­ers, ca. 1940. Oil on wood, 5½ x 13 in.

Wil­liam Glack­ens (1870-1938), Pick­ing Fruit, ca. 1925. Oil on can­vas, 18 x 15 in.

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