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New Work by Bruce Herman

January 5 - February 5, 2011

From January 5 to February 5, 2011, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents "Presence/Absence - New Work by Bruce Herman." The exhibition features three-dozen paintings, mostly abstract, which constitute a new direction for the Gloucester, Massachusetts based artist. Having worked in the figurative tradition for years, Herman’s style started to evolve over the past decade through a creation-based exploration of the visual experience. Coupled with his interest of the rugged landscape around his home in Cape Ann, he began a new group of paintings.

Herman acknowledges being drawn to the elements of the Atlantic coast, but admits to having “tried and failed countless times to capture this place in a straightforward landscape painting.” Striking out with this new style, the resulting work reflects an attention to texture, color and form that seeks to record the presence of the landscape and also the great absence of things passing.

Bruce Herman Image Gallery

View a selection of paintings in the exhibition image gallery.

You can also see more of Bruce Herman's work and watch a video at his website


Reception & Artist Talk Friday, January 28 from 6-8pm

Join us for a Reception and Artist Talk by Bruce Herman on Friday, January 28 from 6-8pm. Refreshments served in the West Lobby of the Covenant Fine Arts Center.

Calvin Symposium on Worship

Thursday, January 27 - Saturday, January 29, 2011 (Covenant Fine Arts Center)
Bruce Herman will be a presenter at the symposium. Register at the symposium website to attend on of the seminars, workshops or interactive sessions.