For CONTRASTS artist Gregory Bell. On exhibit Sept 7- 25 @ Fairweather’s.

Monochrome Vista #1 by Gregory  Bell  30″ x 40″ original

Monochrome  Needles #2 by Gregory  Bell  30″ x 40″ original

“In this project, I limited my palette, and, while this is not a new artistic concept, it’s often hard for me to do. I concentrated on shape and relationship to describe what I see where I live.” Gregory Bell

Gregory Bell is a Portland native, born and raised in Oregon. He has expressed himself through writing, sculpture, and painting. He is an avid film photographer using historical photography printing methods. His work is shown locally, and he has enjoyed success in juried shows. He works from his studios in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St., located in the Historic Gilbert Block Building

CONTRASTS, an exhibition showing art from selected regional artists using bright, abstract palettes – electric yellows, brilliant blues, wild reds, and shining greens, along with displaying only black and white tones found in the natural world.

Featuring abstract artists Bill Baily, Gregory Bell, Tanya Gardner, Agnes Field, Sharon Johnson, Jan Rimerman, and Russell J. Young.

“I like simple relationships. I marvel at how complex, at times, these simple arrangements can be. The Oregon Coast presents them everywhere: sky, rock, sand, water, wind, wildlife. How a shell sits on the sand catching the light in a certain way. How the setting sunlight backlights and highlights some of the smallest facets in objects that translate into the most complex image. In this project, I limited my palette, and while this is not a new artistic concept, it’s often hard for me to do. I concentrated on shape and relationship to describe what I see where I live. I celebrated the arrangements and how they translate such immense power, beauty, and tranquility.” Gregory Bell

CONTRASTS on view through September 25.

Read more at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

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