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10.31.2020 | Douglass Freed; Mystical Light | Free

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Categories: Visual Arts


Bruno David is pleased to present Mystical Light, an exhibition by Missouri-based artist
Douglass Freed. This is his third solo exhibition with the gallery. For nearly twenty years, Douglass Freed made non-objective grid structured paintings. He started to see references to the landscape in these works. He literalized those references by painting oil landscape vistas of horizons, clouds, and bodies of water. He tries to capture the mystical light found in natural atmospheric effects. Freed intends to create paintings imbued with a meditative, spiritual presence suggestive of time and ecology. He does this by softly modulating color, tone, and value. The color varies from quiet and monochromatic, to fully orchestrated and chromatic. In this manner, he creates illusions of mysterious emanations of light, places where one’s eyes and spirit are invited to linger.

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