The Sohns Gallery announces a solo exhibition by local artist Jeff Wahlstrom. This is Wahlstroms first exhibition with The Sohns Gallery
Wahlstroms has mastered the watercolor Collages technique out of a need to gain control over the watercolor media .The artist states,”I have the fun of casually painting sheet after sheet of watercolor paper with swaths of colors and then cutting, tearing, and gluing pieces to “build” my landscapes. This process of adding layer upon layer of paper can take on a sculptural quality as I work to capture and give dimension to the inspiring landscapes and seascapes of Maine and Atlantic Canada.”
Block-printing is a relatively new art form for the artist—one that also gives him a sense of control as he shapes an image from a block of linoleum or wood. It is a process that has its own sculptural elements to it, as the artist must cut and carve into each block, making a relief sculpture of sorts. Wahlstrom states, “There is always a bit of a surprise and often some unexpected results, but block printing has given me a way to not only create landscapes but to also illustrate scenes from my community and capture life here in Maine.”
Watercolor Collages and Block prints by Jeff Wahlstrom will be on view during regular business hours at The Sohns Gallery in The Rock & Art Shop, 36 Central Street Bangor, Maine. The exhibit runs Through August 24, 2019. An opening reception will be held Friday, August 2, at 6:30 pm and the artist will be on site to give remarks at 7:00. This event is free and open to the public.