Brian Gordy: Closing Reception + Artist Talk

Gordy Fine Art and Framing Company will hold a closing reception for New Watercolors by former owner Brian Gordy on the afternoon of Saturday April 30, 1 – 3 pm. The exhibit features paintings from the past year including several that have been completed since the sale of the business in November. On this special afternoon, several earlier paintings will be added to the gallery walls.  At 1:30 the artist will speak about his work and the progression of his painting career. Together they signal his transition as a full-time painter and he will be on hand to engage with viewers and answer questions. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.

“Those who know Brian Gordy’s work will recognize his longtime concern for the natural environment and wildlife habitat,” said owners Barbara and Carl Schafer. “The additional paintings on view in the gallery on Saturday demonstrates how his interest have evolved over decades.”

“My paintings have progressed like a voyage in a small craft,” said Gordy. “Namely a canoe. I am known for paintings of turtles. When I go into nature to look for them, I find erosion caused by fast flowing rivers that have exposed root networks of different trees. They lace over one another and provide well-hidden habitats for turtles, muskrats, ducklings, and smallmouth bass. The intricacy I find there is endlessly mysterious. At times my unexpected fascination with these places has distracted me so thoroughly that my canoe has actually bumped in to the turtles I thought I was looking for.”

Brian’s watercolors and hand gilded original frames have earned him the official designation of Indiana Artisan, by the State of Indiana. In addition to his continued representation at Gordy Fine Art & Framing, his art can also be seen at the Brown County Art Guild (Nashville, IN), Venue Gallery (Bloomington, IN), Edenside Gallery (Louisville, KY) and Art of Framing Gallery (Lafayette, IN). Gordy is a resident of Muncie who was recently nominated for a 2015 Muncie Mayor’s Art Award. His works are included in the permanent collections of The Sheldon Swope Art Museum (Terre Haute, IN), The Richmond Art Museum (Richmond, IN), Minnetrista (Muncie, IN) and many corporate and private collections.

Apr 2016
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