Paintings, Diorama's and 3 Dimensional Constructions
Solo Exhibit - Gallery 1
Artists Opening Reception - Saturday, April 26, 6PM - 9PM Exhibit: April 26 to May 26, 2014
Below are several paintings that will be featured in this year's exhibition, for more information and prices please contact the gallery.
Steve Steinmetz's art; paintings, drawings, and wood-carvings, serve up powerful and penetrating images of the land and sea. Steinmetz draws from his days at sea as a government observer for the National Marine Fisheries Administration, and his personal experiences to create a significant and commanding body of work. After returning from Vietnam, Steinmetz studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; there he developed his repertoire of skills taking something from the old masters, the post-Impressionists, an array of modern masters, primitive art and folk carving. From his teacher, Morris Blackburn, he assimilated an appreciation of whites contrasted with sharp blacks and an affinity for Chinese ink technique; from his own sensibility he absorbed a lifelong love of the German Expressionists, who continue to be one of his primary stylistic inspirations. Steinmetz's new exhibit will both delight and intrigue.