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Javier Barbosa's "Flourishing Happiness" 34x36 oil


 Realism - Abstract - In Between

Seven artists, seven styles

Elder Gallery’s stable of artists casts a wide spectrum when it comes to the artistic styles of its thirty-five artists.  To celebrate the diversity that is represented by his gallery Larry Elder has curatxceptional exhibition to include paintings by seven of its artists. 

Portland, Oregon painter Angelita Surmon, Stephanie Neely of Charlotte, and Diane White of Pittsburgh have created landscapes and still life paintings to reflect their realistic styles.  In addition to her award-winning floral still life paintings Neely has ventured into the world of landscapes with her oil pastels of the southeastern terrain.  Surmon’s acrylic landscapes of the northwest captures the serenity of that part of the nation.  White’s still life paintings combine traditional elements typically expected in still life genre with those of current day which may catch the viewer off guard.

Javier Lopez Barbosa of Santa Fe and Ralph Turturro of New York have created exceptional abstract paintings that reflect their unique styles.  Cheryl Chapman of Louisville and Calvin Jones of Atlanta fall between the world of realism and abstract. 

Chapman incorporates representational elements into her abstract paintings but one must look closely to find them.  Her work encourages the viewer to ponder and explore each of her paintings.  Jones’ textured paintings on canvas reflect his love of the southern rivers and lakes.  His work falls into what has been classified as contemporary expressionism.

The exhibition opens with a summertime lemonade reception on Thursday, July 2nd, from 5:00  -  8:00 pm and will run through August 1st. 

A few examples from our July show:




Calvin Jones
Cheryl Chapman "Wayward" 24x24 oil
Stephanie Neely "The Long Road Home" 30x30 oil pastels
Diane White "Cape Cod Catch" 16x20 oil
Ralph Turturro's "Vicarious Moroccans"
Angelita Surmon "Hebo Lake" 30x40 acrylic
Stephanie Neely "Decalogue" 40x30 oil pastels
Javier Barbosa "Joy Blossom" 34x36 oil
Diane White "Thinking of Blue" 18x24 oil