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When A Painting Speaks To You
Part II: What Makes A Painting Work?

In Part I of “When A Painting Speaks To You”, we explored how one can be drawn into an abstract expressionistic painting. By allowing oneself to feel the energy of the painting, the viewer often connects to the artists’ process of creation, resulting in feelings of completeness, wholeness and peacefulness—of things being “right.” In this […]

When A Painting Speaks to You Part I:
Reflections on Jonas Gerard’s Christine

Whether conducting a diagnostic interview or attempting to understand an existential experience, success depends on asking the right questions. In a similar manner, speculation about the motivation of the abstract artist or what they were attempting to achieve are the wrong questions and will not reveal why the painting speaks to you. In part, why […]

May Painting Performance

Jonas Gerard will be giving a Painting Performance on the Second Saturday in May at his Riverview Station Gallery #144 on Saturday, May 12th at 2pm. Visitors are welcome to attend this free event and contribute to the creative energy as Jonas incorporates an eclectic mix of music to set the tone for his spontaneous, […]