Henry Finkelstein: Recent Paintings
November 14 – December 19, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 14, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 14, 11:00 am
Valley House Gallery is pleased to announce New York-based artist Henry Finkelstein’s 7th exhibition in Dallas. Finkelstein earned his BFA from Cooper Union, followed by his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1983. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to paint in Italy in 1983-84, and was elected a National Academician in 1994. Since 1996, he has taught at the National Academy of Design in New York. A residency at Rochefort-en-Terre in Brittany, France, in 1992, and again in 2000, introduced him to this region where he returns each summer to paint its lush gardens, mills, locks, ponds, and vistas. Finkelstein continues his investigation of color and rhythm, with a dynamic quality largely influenced by the Abstract Expressionists. Finkelstein states, Unlike strictly abstract painters, I paint mostly from direct observation. Nature offers me a necessary resistance that I find challenging. To this day, discovering new color relationships as I paint from nature remains a central focus of my work.
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