Neil Anderson's Earth Songs on Display in the Samek Downtown Gallery

Arts & Museum Exhibits

January 9, 2021 to January 30, 2021

Samek Art Museum, Downtown Gallery

 

Neil Anderson: Earth Songs,
September 16, 2020 – January 30, 2021Downtown Gallery

Neil Anderson, Earth Song No. 56, 2019, Oil on linen, 55 x 60 inches
About: Each of these abstract paintings is a “song” that celebrates the earth. They are begun simply, without a final plan, and improvised until the relationship between parts (like our own relationship with the earth) becomes complex and interdependent.
Curatorial Text:Neil Anderson: Earth Songs - Each of these abstract paintings is a “song” that celebrates the earth. They are begun simply, without a final plan, and improvised until the relationship between parts (like our own relationship with the earth) becomes complex and interdependent.Describing the voyage he makes in the studio each day Anderson explains, “The initial drawing from which I began is based on natural linear material. The drawing itself is only useful for suggesting structures from which I might build a formal pattern. Turning random occasions into conscious formal order moving step by step from the arbitrary to the necessary, from not knowing to the excitement of knowing to the place where every inch of the surfaces is accounted for gives me great satisfaction.”

Neil Anderson was Professor of painting at Bucknell University from 1958 to 1999. He has exhibited nationally and many of the paintings presented here have never been exhibited before. Anderson lives in Lewisburg and is represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery.




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 Neil Anderson
Traveling the Plane
January 21st – April 24th, 2021 at the Milton Art Bank

 

 

 

A Neil Anderson Exhibit will also be on exhibit at the Milton Art Bank.
MAB is pleased to announce Travelling the Plane, an exhibition of new paintings by Neil Anderson. Each of the works on view reveal Anderson’s process-driven approach to a deeply intuitive and personal response to nature. Through a masterful orchestration of line, color, and space, Anderson creates an overall visual harmony in paintings that reference natural forces, environmental networks, and organic systems. These works are constantly in motion, leading the viewer’s eye in and around the picture plane. Broad, fast lines and shapes are contrasted with slow, intimate moments of unexpected color juxtapositions. Anderson’s colorful, tessellated forms derived from looking at nature–are these leaves? Vines? Branches? Clouds? Shadows?– also have a distinct musicality, with deep bass set against taut, crisp high notes.

Milton Art Bank
23 South Front Street
Milton, PA 17847
www.miltonartbank.com

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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