The Leonhardt Galleries
Berkshire Botanical Garden proudly presents UNBORN SUN, THE PAINTINGS OF JOHN GORDON GAULD on display December 14 through February 7 in the Center House 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."
View a sample of UNBORN SUN in the Gallery album.
Hear an interview with John Gordon Gauld which aired 1/17/2020 on National Public Radio affiliate WAMC.
Saturday, December 14, 4 - 6:30 p.m. — Gallery Reception
Saturday, January 19, 2 - 4 p.m. — Meet the Artist Gallery Event and Tea Service
Weekdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and weekends, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Gallery hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 13: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission to the Galleries is free.