Barry Whistler Gallery presents John-Paul Philippe: "Eye-Lands: and Peter Ligon: "New Paintings" opening reception
Barry Whistler Gallery will present John-Paul Philippe’s "Eye-Lands" and Peter Ligon’s "New Paintings."
Philippe's solo exhibition, his second solo show at the gallery, will bring the artist to Dallas for a two-week period. During that time he will work diligently on the walls of the gallery to complete a 30-foot mural. Large and small canvases related to the mural will accompany the exhibition. His work most often resembles the clouds and hills from his original home in Oklahoma. Additionally, many of the small works in the exhibition use motifs derived from nature on his property in Connecticut.
Ligon will present a small grouping of his iconic En Plein Air paintings. He can most often be found chasing the light and painting from the cab of his truck, typically accomplishing his small paintings in one sitting. He has brought this approach to the landscape of Texas, Maine, and New Mexico. Ligon works in a range of media including oil, watercolor, ink and ink wash, monotype, and intaglio printmaking. His sources, often architectural, are predominately observational.
Following the opening reception, the exhibitions will be on display through January 11, 2020.