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Kneeland Gallery Featuring Ovanes Berberian: A Solo Exhibition through July 25

Kneeland Gallery

Ovanes Berberian: A Solo Exhibition
Through July 25
Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, 5-7:30pm

A PAINTER’S PAINTER, OVANES BERBERIAN, IS A COLORIST who endows every painting with the certainty of his convictions and dexterity. A plein air purist, he elects to paint on location, inspired by a more direct confrontation with his subject. He states unequivocally that the most crucial thing in painting is color harmony. Ovanes moves from landscape to still life with ease, his identifying characteristics being the lush surfaces and lively colors of paints. Born in Russian Armenia, Ovanes received his academic training under the tutelage of his father, a noted artist, and professor, during the height of the Armenian colorist movement, which left a strong impression on him. He continued his formal education with internationally acclaimed impressionist Sergei Bongart. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections worldwide.

From August 1-5, save the date for the Kneeland Gallery’s exciting annual plein air event. This is an interactive event with various fun activities involving eight of Kneeland Gallery’s premier plein air artists—Steven Lee Adams, Ovanes Berberian, Jack Braman, John Horejs, Shanna Kunz, Robert Moore, Silas Thompson, and Bart Walker. In addition to the paint-out, there will be a plein air workshop, quick draw, silent auction, and Gallery Walk. But most of all, become a collector. There is no better way to support these hard-working artists than to add a painting to your collection. While the artwork represents a mix of subject matter and styles, all the paintings offer a true sense of place and your own meaningful remembrance of our beautiful surroundings.

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Kneeland Gallery