Galerie Hertz has two new shows opening next weekend.
Ray Kleinhelter’s “The Figure and the Landscape” and Glen Arbor, Mich.-based Morgan Fisher’s “Horses and Birds” both are scheduled to open Sunday, March 27.
The artists reception is schedulef for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with music by Charles Rivera.
Here are Billy Hertz’s notes for the show:
Ray Kleinhelter has been known mainly for his rich, lush color, both heavily & sparingly applied paint, loosely interpreted landscapes. What most people do not know about is Ray Kleihelter’s life long fascination with the human figure. Kleinhelter’s figures give the observer as much attention to form, lush color, depth of field, light source, bold strokes as the landscapes ever did-but now we have “human emotion” entering into the arena. Just look at the surprise in the painting, you can feel the tension,hopelessness, this is my job attitude intensified by the use of light, strong composition and color choices that have placed Kleinhehelter at the top of the list of “best regional painters”! We personally think Ray is one of the best in the nation!
Morgan Fischer has traveled & lived and studied around the world. Brings all these places together in this series of paintings: the starkness, drama of Utah & Australia, the exotic, lush colors of Hawaii and the calmness, quietness and solitude of the Michigan wilderness. In “Tanager” is the bird ruffling it’s feathers because a meal is near or is it trying to be still to avoid being a meal? Ms. Ficher is a keen observer. In her horse paintings you can feel their breath, if you put your hand close enough….
The Brad Devlin exhibition is in its last week.
Galerie Hertz is at 1253 S. Preston St. in the Shelby Park neighborhood south of downtown. Fore more information, call Galerie Hertz at 502-635-3727.