A FIELD, A WORLD
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18th, 5 to 7 pm
Through January 20th
opening reception snacks courtesy of Watts Grocery
John Beerman’s iconic landscapes are found in major museums and collections across the country. For this show, the North Carolina native has selected paintings which a a deep personal resonance from across the state and as far afield as New Mexico and Italy. The exhibition features both large canvases and intimate works on paper, many painted en plein air.
The title of the show, A Field, A World, comes from Beerman’s determination to see beauty close at hand wherever he may be. Many works feature the countryside around Chatwood in Hillsborough, home of Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, where he has stayed recently. Another series shows a church in Hillsborough at various times of day; like Monet and his haystacks, the differences in color and light in each canvas are revealing.
Follow these links to see what authors Frances Mayes, Alan Gurganus, Norman Rush and Reynolds Price have to say about the paintings of John Beerman.
I find my inspiration in landscapes and in the everyday objects of the world around us. To see freshly, to discover something luminous below the surface of the commonplace is my challenge. By laying down paint on canvas, I try to represent a moment in time with its subtle order and its specific nuances of color and light.
ABOUT JOHN BEERMAN