Show title: Season’s Shift
Location: Woodbelly Pizza
Exhibition dates: May- July 30
Reception: Friday, June 2, 4-8 pm
Brian Herrick’s solo painting exhibit, Season’s Shift, integrates the use of the grid with realism to reflect the transition of winter to spring to summer.
The subject matter that Brian focuses on is nature, and his place in it. Nature is simple and simultaneously complex. What moves him about the natural world is that at first glance nature appears static, while in fact it is always in flux. The natural world is often reduced to scientific explanations, and while science is inspiring, he is also lured in by nature’s magical and mystical qualities. In Season’s shift, Brian focuses on the notion that nature is a grid, a system affected by its parts and his painting seeks to take those parts and lay them out so that the system is investigated in both the micro and the macro, the simple and the complex. In making art he seeks to commune with nature and be in it, not just an observer of it. Therefore, taking walks, a cross country ski, or a swim is vital to his process and in those experiences discovery happens.
The show is currently on display at Woodbelly Pizza. There will be a reception Friday, June 2, 4-8 pm
Brian Herrick is an artist, teacher and cartoonist living in Montpelier, Vermont. He is currently teaching classes at Wilder Arts in Montpelier. To see more of Brian’s work go to www.brianherrick.com