POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – “Parallel Realities,” a mixed media exhibition of textural works grounded in nature by West Cornwall, Conn., artist Donald Bracken, debuts at The Lionheart Gallery on Jan. 17 and runs through March 1.
The exhibition’s focus is earthy by design but its reach extends into a new ethereal dimension as the artist combines his love of the land with his mastery of painting, drawing and sculpting using a unique mix of natural materials – vines, leaves, dirt and clay among them – with acrylics.
Bracken, whose lifelong career as an artist has taken him from San Francisco and University of California at Berkeley, to New York City – where he was an artist-in-residence through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in the World Trade Center – has put down roots in the Housatonic River Valley, where today he finds inspiration in its bucolic landscapes.
The Lionheart Gallery will exhibit a representative variety of Bracken’s most recent works in the artist’s six-week show, from the monochromatic paintings of predominantly reds and grays that highlight his earthy paintings to the clay formulations that play out on bright painted canvases to his free-wheeling hanging sculptures and sculpted vine conversations.
The Lionheart Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit the gallery’s website here or call 914-764-8689.
The Lionheart Gallery is at 27 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge.