The Leonhardt Galleries
Berkshire Botanical Garden proudly presents UNBORN SUN, THE PAINTINGS OF JOHN GORDON GAULD on display through February 7 in the Center House Leonhardt Galleries.
Please join us for a "Meet the Artist" Gallery Presentation and Tea Service on Sunday, January 19, 2-4 p.m. in the Leonhardt Galleries.
A New York City based artist, John Gordon Gauld’s compositions depict assemblages that seem unintentional at ﬁrst, but with sustained attention, reveal a myriad of calculated, symbolic associations. Gauld incorporates water gilding into his work, a labor-intensive process requiring many steps to achieve the desired effect, and for many of his works, the he employs rare, historic pigments—cinnabar, lapis lazuli, malachite, and madder root, to name a few. In combination, these pigments produce a unique visual experience that beckons time-honored, ﬁrsthand observation as he references an artistic timeline spanning more than four thousand years. "My painting practice is founded on technique and allegory. I am connected to the past through the rituals of the old masters and to the present through an investigation of life's contemporary issues."
Weekdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and weekends, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission to the Galleries is free.