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Directions Exhibit at at Paul Henry’s Art Gallery Includes Art by New Artist, Leon Sarantos, November, 2011 – January 2012

by Leon Sarantos in New Exhibit
Directions Exhibit, Paul Henry’s Art Gallery

I’m pleased to be a new artist at Paul Henry’s Art Gallery. Several of my paintings are in the Direction exhibit and main gallery there, starting this November.  The gallery is at 416 Sibley Street in downtown Hammond, Indiana.

Dawn Twilight – The Sun, The Moon, The Stars

This triptych painting is in the Directions Exhibit.  It’s based on my memories of traveling in the High Sierra Mountains.   In this artwork I used a sharp contrast of dark and light, and the fusion of the shading with the shadows, so that the eye registers the high values as an abstract shape on a bed of dark values.  I was very pleased to receive Special Recognition for this painting in The Elements Art Exhibition on the Online Gallery – Light, Space & Time.

New Paintings

Three  paintings are on display in the main gallery: Young Lady With Long Pipe, Preacher Man, and Ecuadorian Statue.    In these recent paintings I use an artistic approach that combines abstract and representational art.   .

Young Lady With Long Pipe

Young Lady With Long Pipe is an abstract figurative artwork.  This painting was on display for Rogers Park ArtWalk, a curated group exhibit that was part of Chicago Artists Month.

Organic Creatures Going To The Beach

This is a whimsical abstract painting with soft colors in pastels of green orange, yellow, and pink with strong, vertical,brown lines. It suggests to me a strange family of beings on an outing.  This painting was displayed in a group show at Cornerstone Art Center & Gallery, Whiting, Indiana, May, 2011. (Jurors: artists Robert Stanley and Jim Panos)

Ecuadorian Statue

An Ecuadorian statue is portrayed in orange and brown hues and gazed on by man with dark brown skin tones against a background that shades from green to deep blue.   

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery in Downtown Hammond Indiana is within a half hour drive of all of Lake and Porter Counties in Northwest Indiana as well as Chicago’s Loop, Hinsdale, Orland Park and Chicago Heights, Illinois. The gallery is a virtual time capsule, featuring display cases and shelves dating from the 1920’s.  Over 100 artists are represented.  Visiting Paul Henry’s Art Gallery is more than just a trip to a gallery, it’s a trip back in time.  Located at 416 Sibley Street in Hammond, the gallery is open Tues-Sat: 10AM – 7 PM;  Sunday Noon – 5 PM. Phone number is 219 – 687-5015.



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