Big Bend, 2013-14; Desert Floor, 1990; Is Something Going On?, 2004-05; Mean Place, 2017; Study Death Valley, 2012; Study, 2013.
Saturday, October 7, 4-7pm
October 7 - November 3, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 3-5pm
Gallery North is pleased to present Small Things, Quiet Places, an exhibition spanning thirty years of the artist’s commitment to the landscape.
Chicago born American landscape painter Mel Pekarsky is best known for his paintings and drawings of the desert, and has been recognized as one of the most significant landscape painters of our time. Pekarsky creates representational and abstract artworks that are inspired by nature. As observed by art critic and curator, Lawrence Alloway, "Pekarsky has a startling sense of enormous subjects at a tiny scale..."
Between 1969 and 1974 Pekarsky, a founding member of City Walls, Inc., painted five large-scale murals in Manhattan. City Walls was an artist-run public art corporation that evolved into New York's Public Art Fund, bringing free and dynamic art to the residents of New York City.
Pekarsky is Professor Emeritus and former chair of the art department at Stony Brook University. His paintings, drawings, prints, and artist's books are included in public, private, and corporate collections. He has shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Yale University, The Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, and many other venues.
Please join us on Saturday, October 7th from 4pm-7pm for the Opening Reception, generously sponsored by bld architecture. Mark your calendar for our ArTalk with Mel Pekarsky Saturday, October 22nd at 3pm, when Mr. Pekarsky will talk about his work and its relationship to the environment. Call Gallery North to reserve your seat 631-751-2676.