The Strand Center for the Arts is delighted to host artist Eric Reinemann in the Main Gallery in March, 2017. This upcoming exhibit, “Phases 2009-2016,” will open in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, March 3 and a free reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm that night.
Eric Reinemann received his MFA from the University of Oregon in 2003 and BFA from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2000. His works are on display at GF Contemporary in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and have been acquired by numerous public and private collections across the country.
Reinemann works with his daily environments, which he can reconstruct, re-imagine, and remember in a new way on the pictorial plane. “The sense of completeness we experience in everyday seeing and observing becomes dissected,” Reinemann says when describing his process. “Visual information is filtered through the mind, coded with a color, translated into a line, and reassembled onto the surface.”
Inspired by the complexity and richness of everyday scenes, Reinemann has chosen his studio locations in areas of crude, natural beauty. Years in the North Country of New York State, the woods around Eugene, Oregon, the mountain wilderness of New Mexico, and the rolling hill towns of Western Massachusetts have each informed his process and his philosophy of painting.
“To me, Eric’s work captures everyday moments and distils them into a simplified state,” stated museum director, David Monette. “There is a feeling of timelessness to his pieces, a grace that transcends the mundane. It’s a truly wonderful collection of work to have in our gallery.”
The exhibit of Reinemann’s artwork will be on view in The Strand Center Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh from March 3-31, 2017. The Opening Reception will take place Friday, March 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM and is free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information on these exhibits, upcoming events, concerts or classes happening at The Strand Center for the Arts please call 518-563-1604 or visit www.strandcenter.org.