Benjamin A. Vierling's Mythical PortraitureIllustration // Monday, 13 Jan 2014
San Francisco born artist Benjamin A. Vierling's works are created using egg tempra and oil pigments mixed together, a method employed by masters of the 14th and 15th centuries. Benjamin specializes in mythical portraiture and his works are collected around the world.
Announcing a Benjamin A. Vierling solo exhibition.
'A Decennary Retrospective' showcases previously unexhibited works, select paintings on loan from private collections, preliminary drawings, and various illustrations, to provide a unique view of Vierling's diverse oeuvre from the past 10 years.
Included in the show is the Portrait of Joanna Newsom, which will be publicly displayed for the first time. The painting of Newsom was featured on the cover of her critically acclaimed album, Ys. Utilizing painting techniques found in traditional renaissance portraiture, the composition synthesizes mythology, symbolism, and folklore with a uniquely contemporary subject.
The Opening reception for the show takes place on Friday, January 17, 2014, from 6pm-8pm in the Steele Gallery, at the Gage Academy of Art, Seattle. Vierling discusses his techniques, influences and working processes in a concurrent lecture, The Synthesis of Conflicting Forces, at 7pm in the Geo studio.
Vierling Exhibition: January 17 - February 14, 2014.
Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Daily.
Gage Academy of Art
1501 10th Ave. East, #101
Seattle, WA 98102
Select works are available for purchase. Interested collectors please contact the Steele Gallery at Gage.