The Power of Place


Neumann Fine Art presents: The Power of Place, oil paintings by Ken Young and Jeffrey L. Neumann
This two-man exhibition opening July 6th and running through September 2nd will feature two painters with different styles but a commonality in depicting scenes which evoke a strong sense of place.
Both painters have been working in oils since their high school days in the early 1970’s and both painters share a fascination with rendering the textures and light and shadow found in nature and in our built environment.

Ken Young, who was born in Charleston, South Carolina and grew up in Hudson, New York,  will be showing a series of street scenes of Hudson painted between 2010 and 2013. Although he was extremely familiar with the small upstate New York city, it was not until fairly recently that he was inspired to paint his hometown by a moment of seeing Warren Street through his rain soaked windshield. This led to his deep exploration of the urban landscape with the series of paintings featured in this show.

“I see beauty everywhere. Even in what some might consider commonplace and ordinary. Oftentimes it is fleeting and momentary. I take great pleasure in capturing and preserving it with brushes and paint so that I … and others can know that amidst the suffering and uncertainty there is goodness, peace and harmony” says Young, reflecting on his spiritual approach to art.

Jeffrey L. Neumann will be exhibiting some new work and some older pieces in his ongoing pursuit of the rapidly disappearing commercial landscape of the 20th Century. Neumann states that “My work is partly about preservation of an American vernacular landscape. I am painting vestiges of the American Dream, but I am interested in the dual nature of our American experience.

Both artists present a uniquely personal vision which invites the viewer to experience and appreciate a particular time and place though the artist’s eyes.

The Power of Place opening reception is Saturday July 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Neumann Fine Art, 65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale, NY. Gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday 11 – 4. For more information visit, Tel:413-246-5776–Pow/16737606