DECEMBER 12 2014 - JANUARY 04, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12 pm — 5:00 pm
Art on the Avenue Gallery is happy to present "Cool Colors of Fantasy", Emil Baumann’s annual solo exhibit, running December 12, 2014 through January 4, 2015. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, December 12, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
For the last several years Emil Baumann's painting exhibits at Art on the Avenue Gallery have been eagerly anticipated by the Powelton Village community and beyond, as a joyful holiday season event, a yearly celebration of imagination, fantasy, color and magic, to which Emil Baumann's abstract paintings invite us. His unique, recognizable style of painting takes surprising turns from year to year, in the way techniques and media are used and combined, in the intensity of color and its layering, in the recurring structured motives of the paintings. Baumann’s abstract paintings lend themselves to a multitude of meanings and interpretations, limited only by the viewer's own imagination.
Of note this time is not only the expanse of the artist's movement from painting to painting, but his movement within one painting, comprising, almost inch by inch, several colorful fantasy worlds, limited only by the frame of the painting. Also worth mentioning is a preference for the larger size painting, as if the 36th Street and Lancaster Avenue mural created by Emil Baumann in the past year enlarged the painting surface for the artist.