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June Gallery at the Garden Features: Artists Basha Freudenberg “Pasture and Barnyard” & Peter Williams “Naive Omniscience”
2 June, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pasture and Barnyard By: Basha Freudenberg
Basha Freudenberg has been painting and drawing in Vermont, Cape Cod and Eastern Long Island for close to twenty years. Although figurative work in charcoal and oils are a strong interest, landscape often including cows is a passion. Basha has painted en plein air throughout the seasons on many local farms. She finds beauty and peace in barn yards, pastures, orchards, and hillsides wherever cows and steer graze, chew their cud, and rest.
Basha has shown her work in many local venues around Vermont including Gallery 34, The Putney Library, Sojourns, Amy’s Bakery, Harlow Farm Stand, and The Bunker Farm. Her work is mostly oil on Masonite or Arches Paper with a palette knife.
Naive Omniscience By: Peter K.K. Williams
I studied painting with the late Frank Hewett at the University of Vermont and then earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at Johnson State College, offered in conjunction with the Vermont Studio Center. In regard to the distinction between a painting and a photograph, Frank once advised me to, “Never let reality stand in the way of a good painting.”
As an artist, I’ve been fortunate in having the time and energy to follow the eclectic dictates of my curiosity, as opposed to a specific agenda. My paintings range widely in style, subject and include the Vermont landscape, the Costa Rican rainforest, mist-swathed mountains, images inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope, atomic blasts and last but not least, the interplay between sunlight, rock and the surface of Lake Champlain.
For those of you who might like a sophisticated artistic statement… “I continue to be fascinated by the abrasion between order and chaos in the natural world, the process that creates pure visual abstraction, but which is, in fact, entirely dependent upon the physical laws of nature.”
In conclusion; for those of you who might prefer a whimsical artistic statement… “Painting is nothing more than frozen music.”
Peter K.K. Williams