All Roads Lead Home
Brandt-Roberts Galleries is pleased to present Mark Gingerich: All Roads Lead Home, a solo exhibition by acclaimed, Ohio-based Contemporary Impressionist Mark Gingerich. In this body of work, the underlying finesse to Gingerich’s practice remains consistent- to render the unassuming beauty of a scene, be it a pastoral perspective or a metropolitan street scene.
This new series unveils over 20 oil paintings on linen and canvas panels, that portray rural and cosmopolitan scenes through the artist’s unparalleled and keen artistic eye, allowing him to romanticize even that which might be considered mundane in subject matter. Gingerich’s instinctive ability to work alla prima (a painting technique utilizing a wet on wet approach in which an artist completes a painting from start to finish) is remarkable. It is the basis for his works evoking a sense of novelty and fleeting light. What remains congruous throughout all Gingerich’s work is the harmony between light and shadow. Cattle grazing in a field, a young woman in a garden, the exterior of a village home, he captures the dynamism of small, everyday moments. Holding true to his values, he assimilates his faith-based vantage point to the beauty of the natural world into each of his pieces.
Gingerich has mastered deliberately juxtaposing areas of nuanced color with sections of strong, saturated color to create a dynamic, yet cohesive palette in his works. Non-formulaic in his approach, each composition presents a striking and unique color scheme specific to that particular scene. His loose brushwork and multifaceted compositions are influenced by the French Barbizon and Impressionist aesthetic of style and color. Adding to the complexity of his approach, Gingerich fluctuates between painting with a traditional paint brush or using a palette knife as a mark-making tool.
Gingerich was born in West Germany to missionary parents. He spent the majority of his formative years residing in rural Ohio, after his parents returned to the states. He has studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design, and the Atelier Du Nord School on Lake Superior, and is a signature Member of the American Impressionist Society. Gingerich’s paintings are included in numerous public and private national collections.
All Roads Lead Home by Mark Gingerich is on view from November 12th through December 17th, during gallery hours, Wednesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday to Sunday from 1-5pm, and by private appointment. There will be an opportunity to meet the artist from 2-4pm on Sunday, November 12th. A virtual catalog is also available. Private appointments and virtual catalogs can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 614.223.1655.