ANNE BELOV - BEYOND THE WALL
paintings of China and England
July 7 - 30
Artist's Reception Saturday July 7 from 5 to 7pm
Travel has been a continuous source of inspiration for well known painter Anne Belov. For her current exhibition at Rob Schouten Gallery she has chosen China and England as the subject of her paintings.
Belov explains: "As long as I’ve been painting, I have focused on the objects and places around me, be they the ordinary things that I see every day, or the far off places I have traveled. Going to China is the farthest from home I have ever been, not only in distance but also in the culture and how you live every day life.”
A selection of the paintings came from an early wander around the city of Ya’an. The sky was still quite dark, but lots of buildings and the bridge were lit up. "These misty, atmospheric nocturnes reminded me of the work of James McNeil Whistler and the paintings he did of the Battersea Bridge in London. I was excited to try to capture that loose, atmospheric quality, and I think the paintings in egg tempera express that quite well.”
Other works in the show focus on trips to London and the south coast of England: a flower shop in Mozart Square, a small cafe in Beesands while waiting for a bus.
Anne tells: "Mozart Square is one of those little gems of a neighborhood that you can find in London. There was a wonderful organic grocery with a café, a weekly farmer’s market, and this flower shop. The way the light caught the woman’s hair as she was tending the flowers caught my eye and it reminded me of the ethereal light in one of those annunciation paintings from the Renaissance.
We stayed for several weeks in Devon, in the town of Dartmouth. Some days we would get on a bus and then walk along the public footpaths till we got tired, and then catch a bus back to Dartmouth. After a walk from the town of Beesands, we went into this café to wait for the bus and one of the tables caught my eye."
Belov received her BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art, and her MFA from the University of Washington in 1981, where she studied with Norman Lundin, Jacob Lawrence and Michael Spafford.
Please join us for our Opening Reception on Saturday, July 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk when Langley’s galleries and shops are open until 7. Many of our gallery artists will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served.
We’d love to see you!
The rest of the gallery has a broad selection of fine work, ranging from Stephanie Mader's amazing fused glass landscapes and KéKé Cribbs' glass mosaic work, to Sharon Spencer's bronzes, Kathleen Otley's encaustics, jewelry by Tammi Sloan, Barbara Mundell and Mary Ellen O'Connor, and glass by Robert Adamson and Fritz Dreisbach,
as well as pieces from many other fine artists.
For purchases or inquiries contact the gallery at 360/222-3070 or 800/858-5063
UPCOMING EXHIBITION August 4 - 27
GO FIGURE - new paintings by Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow
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WEEKDAYS 11 - 5
Oct. through April Tues. by appointment
other weekdays 11 - 4
weekends 10 - 5