Tuesday, July 16, 2013

En plein air: see Daniel Mark Cassity landscapes at East Bank Gallery, Bossier; reception is Sat, July 20, 3 pm

Daniel Mark Cassity landscape by trudeau
Daniel Mark Cassity landscape, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Landscapes by Daniel Mark Cassity are "a celebration of sunlight upon the land: something I anticipate revisiting throughout my life. With few exceptions, they are begun and executed in the field - en plein air - with final touches added in the studio."

Cassity's landscape work is opening at Gallery Fine Art Center, Bossier City, with a reception on Sat, July 20, 3 pm. He shares the exhibit with painter Marlen Waters.

"On occasion the paintings are produced Alla Prima (in one session), however they are more typically done in three or so sessions. Light, color, and textures are emphasized by means of loose expressive brushstrokes, knife work, and impasto techniques."

"As always, it is my intention to invite subconscious flow, to follow my instincts, and convey that which is my vision: in this case, to describe the effects of light upon nature," adds Cassity.

The painter is the recipient of a stream of honors recently, including being named "a member of the International Guild of Realism: a group of around 300 members in 35 countries worldwide." And being recognized by Southwest Art magazine in their “Artist to Watch” feature in the August 2013 issue. Look for Cassity's work in American Still Lifes: a traveling museum exhibition which will be traveling in 2014. Interestingly, one of the stops is at RW Norton Art Gallery.

The East Bank Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm or by special arrangement.318.741.8310

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