New landscapes open at Galería Vermillion
By Henry Vermillion
In the long history of art, landscapes have most probably been the second most important subject in painting–after the human figure. (Abstracts and other recent “isms” may, in the long run, turn out to be a tiny blip on the art history timeline.) It’s difficult to think of an important painter from the past who didn’t paint landscapes as well as figures and other subjects: Da Vinci, Rubens, Degas, Picasso, the Japanese printmakers—they all made pictures of the outdoors. The natural (and man-made) world is an inexhaustible source of inspiration and ideas.
Sat, Jan 11, 6-8pm
Hernández Macías and Canal
(in front of Bellas Artes)
On a certainly more modest scale, on Saturday, January 11, from 6 to 8 pm, Henry Vermillion will open a show of mostly new landscapes in oil and pastel. The reception will be at the Galería Vermillion in the Plaza Colonial downtown. It can be reached either by the entrance on Hernández Macías in front of Bellas Artes, or from Canal Street, across from Chelo’s pharmacy.
The paintings include representations of scenes mostly from around San Miguel, and are done in various styles, some in a large format. The smaller pieces are in brightly colored pastels. Another group consists of figures in landscapes, also in varying styles. In one, a prominent political figure appears in outline, wine glass in hand, against a barren desert. In another a muscular middle-aged surfer wades in the sea against a dark indigo sky.
Sculptures by Raphael Monzies are also currently featured in Galería Vermillion.