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An exhibition of paintings that portray a center of calm in a chaotic world opens August 18 at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Internal Landscapes: The Paintings of G.C. Myers, brings together twelve recent works in acrylic on paper, wood and canvas.
Myers's crisp, clean compositions, bold coloration, and stylized rendering transform the natural world into peaceful landscapes that provide moments of stillness and encourage reflection and a renewed sense of purpose. Myers explains, “I find these landscapes to be very pacifying with their harmony of color and forms that seem to grow from one another with an organic ease.... They are internal landscapes, places of refuge, safe havens from the reality of the outside world.”
A painter from the Finger Lakes region of New York, Myers describes the emotional tone of his work generally as “a sense of being calmly in the moment, taking in the stillness of the paused now.” After a life-altering accident while building his home, G.C. Myers decided to follow his dream of becoming an artist. In his mid-30s he turned to landscape painting, and the result were images that combined what he saw and felt about his subject: simplified forms, an appeal to nobler ideals, and a sense of finding home within ourselves.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org.
About Fenimore Art Museum
The Fenimore Art Museum, located on Otsego Lake -- James Fenimore Cooper’s “Glimmerglass Lake” -- in historic Cooperstown, New York, features a wide-ranging collection of American art including: folk art; important American 18th- and 19th-century landscape, genre, and portrait paintings; an extensive collection of domestic artifacts; more than 125,000 historical photographs representing the technical developments made in photography and providing extensive visual documentation of the region’s unique history; and the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art comprising more than 800 art objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures, from the Northwest Coast, Eastern Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes, and Prairie regions. Founded in 1945, the Fenimore Art Museum is NYSHA’s showcase museum. FenimoreArtMuseum.org
Listed in USA Today as one of the top 10 places to see art in small cities, The Fenimore Art Museum offers spectacular art to match its spectacular setting on Otsego Lake in scenic Cooperstown, New York.