Opening Reception Friday March 31 from 6 to 9:00pm
Exhibition Dates: March 31 through April 25, 2017
We are honored to introduce the work of Tennessee artist Margaret Scanlan.
Her work focuses on the quiet beauty of pastoral and rural landscapes. She is inspired by color field painting, which is characterized by large, simplified compositions that emphasize color over figuration and often envelopes the viewer within the work.
Her brightly colored canvases and expressive brush strokes encourage the viewer to linger over the scenes and discover subtle details. The artist strives to achieve a balance of formal techniques and color, while creating paintings that evoke calm and contemplation.
Scanlan holds a bachelor's degree from Webster University and a graduate degree from the University of Tennessee. She is the recipient of numerous awards, and has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally.
'Poppy Center' Margaret Scanlan
UPCOMING ENO GALLERY
New work by Chad Smith
Opening Reception Friday April 28 from 6 to 9:00pm
Exhibition Dates: April 28 through June 24, 2017
We are honored to introduce the work of Durham artist Chad Smith.
For Chad Smith, capturing the changing light and mood of local landscapes is essential to his artistic practice.
Inspired by the Impressionists, who worked almost exclusively outdoors, Smith integrates a direct and studied approach to plein air painting, striving to merge direct observation with artistic principles. Painting 'on the spot' allows the artist to capture the immediacy of the moment, and he likens this quality to Jazz improvisation, where brushwork is spontaneous and nuanced. His landscapes resonate both personally and visually, eliciting visceral responses from viewers.
Smith received his BA from the State University of New York and an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Smith has received numerous awards for his work including Best in Show Award at the Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival and The Award of Distinction from The American Impressionist Society.
Eno Gallery Artists exhibiting in the main gallery