Looking in a Distance
Paintings and Works on Paper by Beverly Erschell
DateNov 19, 2004 - Jan 23, 2005
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Nancy Taylor Stix
The Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts premieres three new exhibitions: A Perfect Storm, a contemplative and provocative site-specific installation by Andrew Scott; Looking in a Distance, a new series of lyrical and lush abstracted landscape paintings by renowned painter Beverly Erschell; and Add-ons, an inventive new series of bronze sculptures and large-scale black and white drawings by acclaimed Cincinnati sculptor Stuart Fink.
Beverly Erschell is well-recognized in the Cincinnati area and beyond as a painter of exceptional talent. Her expressive and lush oil paintings have received much public and critical acclaim, and are well-represented in numerous private, corporate and museum collections. In a dedicated career spanning thirty years, she has held an unwavering fascination and keen eye for observing landscape, particularly abstract qualities inherent in the juxtaposition of color, line and form. Looking in a Distance continues Erschell’s investigations into abstracted landscape, both natural and urban, through a new series of lyrical paintings and works on paper that seek to heighten nature’s palette and invent moments of pure clarity.
Beverly Erschell earned a bachelor of fine arts in 1969 and a master of fine arts in 1971 from the University of Cincinnati. She has developed an extensive exhibition history that includes such local and regional venues as the Miller Gallery, the College of Mount Saint Joseph, the Contemporary Arts Center and the Dayton Art Museum. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally at Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY; Venable Neslage Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Sherry French Gallery, Boca Raton, FL; and the David Dike Gallery in Dallas, TX. Her work is represented in numerous private, corporate and museum collections including: Cincinnati Art Museum, Dayton Art Museum, American Financial, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati Financial, Cincinnati Bell, Corporex and the University of Cincinnati.