Thursday, January 27, 2005

New work from Bill Gingles on display Saturday at Bistineau Gallery

Bill Gingles is one of the region's most accomplished painters, showing in galleries in Houston and New Orleans. He is part of a group show currently in view at Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches.

Textures on Gingles' multi-media canvasses appeal to the viewers' need for sensual, tactile stimulation.

The of the old walls, buildings and ruins he's seen in Italy inspire him in regards the relief of his paintings.

"But my aim is not to simply create interesting surface textures," Gingles said. "I'm after the feelings one has when faced with the ancient structures, the weathered and scarred but still standing works of humanity. My paintings are about those parts of our best efforts that do not erode with time."

The Times' Jennifer Flowers interviewed Gingles Jan. 28. See it here.

Bistineau Gallery's reception is from 6 to 9 pm, Sat., Jan. 29, and features the work of Gingles and 4 other artists. For more background, please see the January 17 post on Bistineau owner Rebecca Hudsmith.

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