Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Solo show at Fischbach Gallery, Nov. 14 - Dec. 14 2013

"Unspoken Beauty" at Fischbach Gallery, Nov. 14 - Dec. 14, 2013

I'm pleased to say I will be having a show of 14 egg tempera paintings at the Fischbach Gallery in the Chelsea district of New York City.  Opening reception is from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, November 14 and I'll be happy to see you there! The show will be up until December 14.

"Farm near Oley", 2013, 16" x 20", egg tempera on panel

Here's the Press Release from the gallery:

The Fischbach Gallery is pleased to present Unspoken Beauty, the recent paintings of Jeff Gola in his first New York Solo Exhibition, opening 14 November and continuing through 14 December 2013. The Reception for the artist is Thursday, November 14, 5-7PM.

Unspoken Beauty is that moment that does not have words to explain the present feeling when you encounter love, peace, tranquility, simplicity, color, contrast of light, strength, vitality, roughness, age, and life + death. Nature provides this unspoken beauty that sometimes cannot be explained or defined through words. Beauty is everywhere but one must have the eyes to see it and appreciate it.

“Tempera is not the medium for swiftness” – Andrew Wyeth

Jeff Gola is a highly accomplished painter and staunch devotee of the craft of egg tempera; a medium that predates oil painting and uses a raw egg yolk as a binder. Jeff combines dry pigment, egg yolk and water to make paint, which is carefully applied to a panel in multiple layers. Egg tempera is very fast drying, cannot be applied thickly, and is almost impossible to overwork. Gola’s signature is the depth and luminosity shown; a result of his temperament that enables him to be able to keep putting down more layers with precision of effect and clarity of color.

Jeff Gola grew up on a farm and believes this is why he is so strongly drawn to landscapes. He has always been interested in the cycle of the seasons, but admits to loving the fall and winter best. Jeff Gola received his B.A. from Allegheny College, spent his junior year in Temple University’s program in Rome, Italy, and continued his art education with courses at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He currently resides in Moorestown, New Jersey.

The Fischbach Gallery is located between 24th and 25th Streets at 210 Eleventh Avenue. The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 to 6:00. Subways: C, E to 23rd Street; A, C, E to 14th Street; L to Eighth Avenue; 1, 9 to 18th, 23rd, 28th Streets. Bus: 23rd Street cross-town bus to 11th Avenue. For further information please contact the Gallery or visit www.fischbachgallery.com.