Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Glory of Spring

The Glory of Spring by Karl Dempwolf 30" x 40"
The Glory of Spring opened at the Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor this past weekend. The show features paintings by Karl Dempwolf and Thomas Cardone as well as scuplture by Geoff Kuzara. Laura Grenning was introduced to Karl Dempwolf by two of her gallery stalwarts, artists Paul Rafferty and Ben Fenske. Now Grenning introduces Dempwolf's work to the Hamptons. Pairing California painter Karl Dempwolf with East End painter Thomas Cardone was a lovely juxtaposition that worked well. Gorgeous work. Inspirational. Just the thing for a cold spring afternoon!
Southampton Afternoon by Thomas Cardone 24" x 30"
"Thomas Cardone (b. 1964) is relatively new to the Grenning Gallery, having had his first show last year.  His original perspective on boats of all types, moored and dry-docked in the little marinas throughout Long Island, make up the fodder for these colorful yet peaceful paintings." - Grenning Gallery
Early Morning At The Dock by Thomas Cardone  24" x 34"
Northern Sun Montauk by Thomas Cardone 24" x 30"
Discarded Vines by Karl Dempwolf 26" x 32"
"Born in Bavaria (b.1939), Dempwolf emigrated to the United States in 1954 on the steam ship America.  The seeds of his passion for painting En Plein Air were planted in his childhood country home, but are clearly channeled by his study of the great impressionists.  He received his BA from California State University in 1974, did some post-graduate work at the Art Center College, and then got a Masters Degree in film at the University of Southern California.  His project "The Story of a Craftsman" won the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle award.  However, inspired by Guy Rose (1864 - 1929), William Wendt (1865 - 1946) and Hanson Puthuff (1975 - 1972) he dove into painting soon after the award. These impressionists clearly influenced his use of color and desire to paint out of doors." - Grenning Gallery
Crystal Lake by Karl Dempwolf 27" x 33"
For more information contact Laura Grenning here.

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