(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The Harrison Gallery will present Luminous Landscapes, an exhibition of landscape paintings by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, a master in the art of luminous painting, from August 6 through August 31. The artist will be attending the show’s opening reception on Saturday, August 6, from 5 to 7 pm.
In the paintings of Jane Bloodgood-Abrams, the sky is literally not the limit. It rises to celestial heights and stretches out in the distance to the horizon and beyond. Skies fill her canvases with their awesome scale and flood the eye with light. Her angry thunderheads rumble beneath the canvas and her billowing white clouds float lazily over the landscape.
The earthbound subjects in Bloodgood-Abrams’ paintings –trees, mountains and rivers – take up a small portion of the compositions, while the vast and voluminous skies take center stage. Her paintings of skies and clouds have an ethereal quality that stir the soul and transcend the landscape. They really could be called skyscapes,
Bloodgood-Abrams not only lives in the Hudson Valley, in Kingston, N.Y., but she paints in the 19th-century Hudson River style, paying homage to Thomas Cole, Frederic Church and George Inness. Using the techniques of the luminist – with multiple layers of paint and glaze – Bloodgood-Abrams creates the illusion of light coming from the canvas.
She learned her craft at Saint Rose College in Albany, where she earned a Bachelor of Studio Arts degree, and at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Painting degree. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, Austria, Germany and Italy, and her paintings reside in the collections of major corporations like Coca Cola, McGraw Hill Books, AIG Insurance and Federal Express Corporation.
The Harrison Gallery is located at 39 Spring Street in Williamstown, Mass. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 to 5:30; Sunday 11 to 4. For further information contact The Harrison Gallery at 413.458.1700 or visit The Harrison Gallery on the web.