Bowery Gallery is very pleased to announce an exhibit by painters, David Mollett and Jessie Hedden. The two painters are based in Alaska but the works in this exhibit were created in the environs of Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France in 2017 while they maintained a six month residency near Avignon.
Mollett, Champs près de Fournes 39.25X39.25” oil on canvas
The beautiful sunlit Languedoc countryside provided inspiration for the thirty paintings in this exhibit.
Hedden, Matin sur le Gardon 19.5X25.5” acrylic on paper
Jessie Hedden’s favored subjects include still life motifs using local wildflowers as well as numerous views of the Gardon River canyon near Collias.
Hedden, Fleurs sauvage dans le fenêtre 14.5X17.75” acrylic on paper
Hedden Nature morte dans le jardin de Sophie 16.5X23.25” acrylic on paper
Hedden does black and white acrylic drawings as well as color-rich paintings in oil and acrylic.
Hedden, Falaises et reflets 13X16” oil on canvas
Careful drawing and sensitive color combine with rhythmic mark-making in Hedden’s paintings. The work presents a beautiful expression of light, space and color.
Hedden, Le Gardon au printemps 21.25X25.5” oil on canvas
David Mollett’s work includes vista landscapes of the Gorge du Gardon, the Vers farming countryside as well as the strange, rugged earth formations near the town of Fournes.
Mollett, Gorge du Gardon 28.5X36” oil on canvas
Mollett, Le Gardon à Collias II 25.5X32” oil on canvas
Mollett works on site using the natural light to organize his compositions giving special attention to drawing and color. His paintings are completed in the field.
Mollett, Chemin de l’Ermitage 28.4X39.25” oil on canvas
A particular strength in Mollett’s work is the clear expression of space and light which creates a vivid sense of the place depicted.
Mollett, Aqueduc Romain I 19.75X25.5” acrylic on paper
Both Hedden and Mollet have a unique painting language which unites the compositions while, at the same time conveying the dynamism of a felt experience in Nature. They are, also, clearly well versed in the legacy of influential painters who have painted the French landscapes.
David Mollett says, “Aside from the opportunity to paint outdoors in the sunny landscape, our sejour allowed us to see firsthand many works by our favorite French painters. There was a beautiful Raoul Dufy exhibit at Musèe Angladon in Avignon twenty minutes away and Musèe Calvet had several wonderful Soutine paintings among others”.
He continues, “ The proximity of these museums allowed for repeated visits. We were also able to see more than once, the substantial Courbet holdings at Musèe Fabre in Montpellier which was especially meaningful because we were out working in the Languedoc landscape”.
David Mollett and Jessie Hedden, Languedoc – Paintings from France
January 2-27, 2018
Opening January 4, 5-8 pm
530 West 25th Street, 4th floor
NY, NY 10001
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 11-6pm. For more information, call 646-230-6655