“An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.” ~ Henri Matisse
Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present our second solo show for Vermont-based landscape painter, Michael Abrams: The Haunting Hudson. Growing up in Rensselear County in upstate New York would eventually have a profound influence on Michael Abrams’ artistic career, although he was not aware of it then. The views out his childhood bedroom window of the Hudson River Valley became deeply engrained in his subconscious and have since become the predominant subject of his work. The landscapes are loosely based on these Hudson River Valley vistas he remembers but are also partially fabricated in his imagination. The combination makes for atmospheric, luminescent and ethereal paintings created from layering glazes from semi-transparent to opaque. The result is a beautifully rendered edenic nature of Abrams’ own personal invention.
The Haunting Hudson marks the second solo exhibition for Michael Abrams at the gallery.
Through June 18.
Emily Amy Gallery
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 208
Atlanta, Ga. 30318