Lisa N. Peters
On view until January 16, 2011 at the Hudson River Museum, Paintbox Leaves: Autumnal Inspiration from Cole to Wyeth is a large and ambitious exhibition encompassing a subject that has not heretofore been undertaken: a critical analysis of autumnal scenery by American artists, whose works date from the time of the Hudson River School to the present.
Spanierman Gallery was very pleased to participate in this effort, with the loan of Robert Emmett Owen’s Autumn Harvest (1910s-30s). The entry on the work in the show’s catalogue rightly observes how Owen captured the rhythms of the New England countryside in such images, focusing often through exuberant impressionist handling on the vivacity of fall foliage. Read the rest of this entry »