Saturday, September 11, 2010

Norton's Fine Art & Framing: Friday, 24 September 2010

Friday, September 24th - Opening Night
‘Scapes: Land-scapes, Figure-scapes and City-scapes by Alvin Horst

This exhibit opens on Friday, September 24th with a reception from 6pm – 8pm. The show continues through Saturday, October 30th. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

This is a comprehensive exhibit of the recent work by Alvin Horst. He prefers to work from the living model and is absorbed by the naturalistic forms of still life. He frequently executes large abstract “figure-scapes” which are landscapes based on elements of the human form. All of his “Scapes”, land-scapes, figure-scapes and city-scapes, capture the essence of the scene with an economy of line and subtle use of color. His limited palette, like Corot’s, is restrained, dominated with browns and blacks (“forbidden colors” among the Impressionists) along with dark and silvery green. Though appearing at times to be rapid and spontaneous, usually his strokes are controlled and careful, and his compositions well-thought out and generally rendered as simply and concisely as possible, heightening the poetic effect of the imagery. As Corot stated, and Horst concurs, “I noticed that everything that was done correctly on the first attempt was more true, and the forms more beautiful.

Regular gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 - 6

Norton's Fine Art & Framing
2025 S. Big Bend Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63117
halfway between I-64 and Manchester Road. Plenty of free parking.


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