The Laffer Gallery Presents: “Symphony in Color”
Featuring Peris Carbonell and John Van Orsouw
July 23 – August 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 23, 5-8pm
SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y., July 5, 2016 — The Laffer Gallery today announced it will open a new exhibit, “Symphony in Color,” on Saturday, July 23, at 96 Broad Street in Schuylerville, N.Y. The exhibit will run through August 28, 2016, and will feature artwork by international artist Peris Carbonell and Capital Region artist John Van Orsouw. An opening reception will be held at The Laffer Gallery on Saturday, July 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“We’re excited to bring Peris and John together for this exhibit. Their work is vibrant and energetic, full of color, joy and movement,” said Erik Laffer, owner, The Laffer Gallery. “This show is truly representative of the growth the gallery has achieved over the years. We’re proud to be able to present such acclaimed and accomplished artists to our audience.”
Peris Carbonell is a Spain-based artist known for his colorful, expressionist paintings. He started painting at the age of 12 and studied at the San Carlos Fine Arts School in Valencia, Spain. He has made more than 60 solo exhibitions and 30 permanent exhibitions in Europe, including the Peris Carbonell Museum opened to the public in July 2012 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. In addition, he and his artwork have been the subject of 30 books. Art critic Rafael Pons has stated: “Peris Carbonell belongs to the long line of great Iberian artists and is the maximum exponent of the contemporary Spanish mystic expressionism.”
John Van Orsouw is a resident of Palatine Bridge, N.Y., and considers himself a lifelong “doodler.” His bright, playful work is marked by a sense of childlike wonder and is influenced by children’s toys and folk and indigenous art forms. When working, he considers himself to be “the center of a three-ring circus…ringmaster to children of all ages.” He plays with the idea that art is a toy and works the shapes into shape and superimposes, imposes and just plain poses these shapes within the spontaneous, organic and sometimes conscious scribbles, squiggles and doodles.
The “Symphony in Color” exhibit will be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., from July 23 to August 28. Showings are also available by appointment.
The Laffer Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery and custom frame shop owned and operated by artist Erik Laffer. The gallery showcases nationally established and emerging contemporary artists working across a variety of mediums. Exhibitions ranging from realism to abstraction rotate every 4 to 6 weeks, with opening receptions for each exhibit.