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Daniel Gerhartz “The Depth of Light”

Daniel Gerhartz __________________________________________

“The Depth of Light”

JULY 7 - 20 2017

225 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.983.1434 800.779.7387 On the cover: Danser en Plein Air oil 36x36

Honesty is the vein that runs through the life and art of Daniel Gerhartz. This integrity, combined with his driving work ethic and impeccable technique, have brought him a degree of success that artists twice his age would envy. Despite his remarkable early success, Daniel is determined to keep growing. "This is just the beginning," he says. "All I have to do is open a book with the work of the masters. Their technical ability is just so humbling. Daniel Gerhartz' brilliant use of light and color has earned him numerous awards in his young career. His work has been featured in invitational exhibitions, including the Prix de West and the Artists of America exhibitions, as well as in public and private collections nationwide. He has taught workshops at the Scottsdale Artists' School and the Fechin Institute in Taos. "I always try to paint from the heart," he says. "Every day I thank God for the opportunity to do this."

Above: Gilded Scarlet- Study oil 10x7 Left: Gilded Scarlet oil 48x30

Above: Setting Out oil 23x17 Right: Chapel Glow oil 16x12

Eastern Sky oil 16x20

Old and New oil 12x18

Left: Early Spring and Cassatt oil 24x12

Gerhartz links the felt vibrations associated with musical compositions to the affective impact of harmonized color, which he also seeks to portray through his work. The rhythmic brushstrokes that make up the lush green leaves and lilacs in "To Cherish" is echoed throughout the painting, existing in harmony with a sacred moment shared between two sisters. The soft movement of green and violet hues is subtly layered throughout the piece, and can be found within the figures’ flowing white blouses and serene expressions. To Cherish oil 27x40

There are two narratives that simultaneously exist in Daniel Gerhartz’ compositions. One is the literal subject matter and symbolism behind his figurative or landscape imagery, while the other is the thread of visual beauty that, according to the artist, is “weaving a story in your heart whether you know it or not.”

Left: By Any Other Name oil 40x30

Silver Creek Crossing oil 24x30

Snowfall on the Hardwoods oil 18x24

Peonies and the Seine oil 24x20

Contemplative oil 30x24

“There is such a profound message in all beauty,” says Gerhartz, who feels a spiritual connection to his subjects. Gerhartz’ consistent and masterfully executed paintings are created from the artist’s visceral response to life’s cherished moments and nature’s awe-inspiring abundance.

Hopes and Dreams oil 30x24

Above: Azure and Gold- Study oil 14x8 Right: Azure and Gold oil 56x32

Daniel Gerhartz



The American Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois, September 1983 - June 1985 Studied with artist/instructor John Baitinger, Kewaskum, Wisonsin Studied with artist/instructor Richard Schmid, Chicago, Illinois Studied figure drawing with artist/instructor Bill Parks at American Academy of Art Select Awards

Nona Jean Hulsey-Buyer's Choice Award, Prix de West Invitational, NAWA, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma, 1999, 1994, 1993 Robert Lougheed Award, Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1998 Silver Medal for Oil, National Academy of Western Art Exhibit, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1993 Buyer's Choice Award, Northwest Rendezvous Exhibit, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah, 1992 John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Scholarship, 1998 Chicago Municipal Art League Award, 1988 President's Award - American Academy of Art, 1985 Faculty Recommendation Scholarship - American Academy of Art, 1985 Museum Collections

West Bend Art Museum, permanent collection, West Bend, Wisconsin, 1989 Huntsville Museum of Art, permanent collection, Huntsville, Alabama, 1997

Daniel Gerhartz

Farm Fresh Eggs oil 20x16

“The Depth of Light”

Opening Reception Friday June 2, 2017 5 to 7pm __________________________________________ 225 Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.983.1434 800.779.7387

Gerhartz 2017 exhibition catalogue  

Painter Daniel Gerhartz' 2017 exhibition of oil paintings. The opening reception for this show will be 5 to 7pm at Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe...

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