Pennswood Art Gallery Hosts Opening Reception for Bruce Garrity
On Sunday, July 22, 2018 an exhibit of paintings by Bruce Garrity will open at The Pennswood Art Gallery, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA with a wine and cheese reception from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., preceded by an illustrated presentation by the artist from 2:00 to 3:00 in Penn Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.
Garrity’s landscapes immerse the viewer in close-ups that are drenched in primary colors to the degree that at first glance seem abstracted from representation, but with further concentration reveal perhaps the side of a ravine, with large exposed roots, rocks, parts of tree trunks – fusing items into a new way of seeing a scene.
Likewise in a series of studio paintings of objects and models Garrity blocks in the same vivid primary colors creating mood and atmosphere by closing in on details that result in works of poetic exploration that stem from memory, perception and the experience of art history/history in different settings.
Garrity, who received his BFA from the University of Delaware and MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, was born in Philadelphia and raised in Alaska. He teaches painting and drawing at Rutgers University in Camden. In addition to his painting and teaching Garrity has been an active curator. His work is in numerous public and private collections.
The Pennswood Art Gallery, which has been exhibiting artists for 34 years including such famous names as Harry Leith Ross, Daniel Garber, and more recently Jon Redmond, Earl B. Lewis, Tremain Smith, William B. Hogan and Peter B. Treiber is a non-profit, contemporary fine art gallery located in Pennswood Village on Rt. 413 south of the Newtown by-pass, adjacent to George School. For information about the exhibit and pre-opening artist’s presentation call 215-968-9110.