CURRENT EXHIBITS

VERYAL ZIMMERMAN

Abstractions

On view in Halleck Bar Gallery until December 12, 2021 This exhibit shows a range of themes explored in several ongoing series, each of which consists of multiple views of a single theme or subject with up to as many as a hundred or more variations in sizes within each series. The ideas for these series and each individual painting come from observing nature while traveling and noticing something interesting or curious about natural features or phenomena, including the formations, lighting, colors, and unique patterns in caves, clouds, water, and other aspects of the natural world. By painting from different vantage points, at different times of the day, using imagined variations of color, shape, or shadow, the artist tries to capture the viewer’s attention and curiosity just long enough to make them ponder the image before them. The artist recently moved to Nevada from the East Coast and has experienced new challenges and opportunities due to the difference in color, sunlight, natural formations, and a much more open landscape that allows the artist to see and explore features and themes in new ways. The abnormal formations of clouds seems to capture the artist’s attention as a perfect subject to paint, which may confuse those who have never stopped to observe the uniqueness of nature itself. Taking photographs on the spot and later using them as references in the studio allows the artist many experienced and imagined opportunities to produce fabulous paintings that continue to challenge the viewer to want to see more. Recently, what began as landscapes soon evolved with a cloud taking over the surface of the canvas as in The Rising I, The Great Transformation II, and Sunrise Gone-ARye, to name a few. The cloud might be very small in the reference photo, but at day’s end, it has demanded a lot more space than the artist had intended! So regardless how realistic the artist’s intention is to produce the perfect landscape, it somehow never ends up being what was originally planned. The canvas has the last word, so to speak!

CURRENT EXHIBITS

VERYAL ZIMMERMAN

Abstractions

On view in Halleck Bar Gallery until December 12, 2021 This exhibit shows a range of themes explored in several ongoing series, each of which consists of multiple views of a single theme or subject with up to as many as a hundred or more variations in sizes within each series. The ideas for these series and each individual painting come from observing nature while traveling and noticing something interesting or curious about natural features or phenomena, including the formations, lighting, colors, and unique patterns in caves, clouds, water, and other aspects of the natural world. By painting from different vantage points, at different times of the day, using imagined variations of color, shape, or shadow, the artist tries to capture the viewer’s attention and curiosity just long enough to make them ponder the image before them. The artist recently moved to Nevada from the East Coast and has experienced new challenges and opportunities due to the difference in color, sunlight, natural formations, and a much more open landscape that allows the artist to see and explore features and themes in new ways. The abnormal formations of clouds seems to capture the artist’s attention as a perfect subject to paint, which may confuse those who have never stopped to observe the uniqueness of nature itself. Taking photographs on the spot and later using them as references in the studio allows the artist many experienced and imagined opportunities to produce fabulous paintings that continue to challenge the viewer to want to see more. Recently, what began as landscapes soon evolved with a cloud taking over the surface of the canvas as in The Rising I, The Great Transformation II, and Sunrise Gone-ARye, to name a few. The cloud might be very small in the reference photo, but at day’s end, it has demanded a lot more space than the artist had intended! So regardless how realistic the artist’s intention is to produce the perfect landscape, it somehow never ends up being what was originally planned. The canvas has the last word, so to speak!
NORTHEASTERN NEVADA  MUSEUM
NORTHEASTERN NEVADA  MUSEUM