Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jim Gingerich Benefit Exhibition, Out West, organized by Graham Leader, Sat. Oct 1, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present, Jim Gingrich, Out West, organized by Graham Leader, opening Saturday, Oct. 1 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. The exhibition will also be on view Sunday, Oct. 2 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm.

    Highly Regarded for his vibrant, evocative landscapes of the South Fork’s fields and beaches, artist Jim Gingerich took a sabbatical from the East Coast last year and landed in the high desert of Utah’s southwest corner. There, on the western cusp of the Colorado Plateau, Gingrich settled on a horse ranch overlooking Smithsonian Butte and Zion National Park. “My vision expanded in the vast space, and the rusty red, volcanized landscape excited me. I welcomed the opportunity for verticality in my work.” During his year there, Gingerisch painted every day and became an avid rider, bonding with a white fox trotter, Lucy, through the foothills of Zion.

    Gingerich’s adventures with Lucy, well documented and enjoyed by friends and followers on Facebook and Instagram, ended with a serious riding accident on April 12 when Lucy lost her balance and fell on Jim, crushing his pelvis. Since then, Jim as undergone two major surgeries and is back home in the Hamptons. He looks forward to making a full recovery after extensive rehabilitation and therapy.

    Guests are asked to make a suggested donation of $20 to help offset Jim’s medical expenses. Prints of Gingerich’s “Lucy” will be available for sale.

    Gingerich’s passion for painting can be summed up in one of his favorite Matisse quotes: When Matisse was asked if he believed in God, he replied, “Only when I’m working.”

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     Image: Jim Gingerich, Lucy, 40 x 30 inches, oil on canvas