|Duane Eells will open his first solo exhibition at the Ojai Art Center Gallery in Ojai, California on July 6. This exhibition of oil paintings, titled DANCE, features a new body of work. This series is a part of Eells’ search for beauty and the sublime through representations of the human figure in motion.
“In these paintings I look to find a balance between the figurative and the abstract. The design-driven spaces and bold colors create vibrance and vitality; the dancers’ movements and expressions reveal their passion and emotion,”states Eells.
The exhibition runs from July 6-31 and the opening reception is July 6 from 5-7 pm. The reception will include special performances by a few of the dancers whose paintings are on display in this show.
The Ojai Art Center is located at 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, CA.•
“It’s the humanity which comes through those paintings that gets me. Not only does it touch my soul, but I am strongly convinced that the actual soul of those specific people is reflected in your work. I feel like I know them.” – Jim Black