Locks Gallery Water is Best Ena Swansea

Ena Swansea

Windy Day

2009

oil on canvas

48 x 72 inches 

Pat Steir waterfall Locks Gallery

Pat Steir

Small White Waterfall

1989
oil on canvas
71 x 47 1/4 inches

Pat Steir waterfall Locks Gallery

Pat Steir

Untitled

2003
oil on canvas
72 x 48 inches

Pat Steir waterfall Locks Gallery

Pat Steir

Waterfall Veil

2007
oil on canvas
72 x 51 inches

Pat Steir waterfall Locks Gallery

Pat Steir

Amsterdam Waterfall II

1990
oil on canvas
78 x 90 inches

Susan Rothenberg Locks Gallery

Susan Rothenberg
Red Swans

1982
oil on canvas
64 1/2 x 88 inches

Warren Rohrer Locks Gallery Small Pond 4

Warren Rohrer 

Small Pond 4

1976

oil on canvas

12 x 12 inches 

Warren Rohrer Locks Gallery

Warren Rohrer 

Pond 2

1975
oil on linen
60 x 60 inches

Water is Best Falls by Car Eileen Neff locks gallery

Eileen Neff

Falls by Car

2004

c-print mounted on aluminum

34 x 34 1/2 inches 

Circle in the Rain Eileen Neff

Eileen Neff

Circle in the Rain

2007

c-print mounted on aluminum

15 x 28 1/2 inches 

Alex Katz Locks Gallery

Alex Katz
Black Brook V, 1989
oil on canvas
90 1/2 x 66 1/4 inches

Neysa Grassi painting Locks Gallery

Neysa Grassi

The Deep

1999

oil on linen

60 x 56 inches

water is best locks gallery joy feasley canoers

Joy Feasley

Canoers

2001

vinyl paint on medium density overboard

45 x 35 inches 

Thomas Chimes Waterfall Locks Gallery Water is best

Thomas Chimes

Waterfall

1980

oil on canvas

66 x 72 inches

kate bright painting locks gallery

Kate Bright

Plane

2004

acrylic and resin on linen

72 x 94 inches

kate bright painting locks gallery

Kate Bright

Maguk Falls

2004

acrylic and resin on canvas

60 x 59 3/4 inches

kate bright painting locks gallery

Kate Bright

Spring (River Avon)

2002

acrylic and resin on canvas

60 x 84 inches

Water is Best Locks Gallery Jennifer Bartlett Atlantic Ocean

Jennifer Bartlett

Atlantic Ocean

1984

enamel over silkscreen grid on baked enamel steel plates

103 x 363 inches

Water is Best Locks Gallery

Jennifer Bartlett

Pool

1983

oil on canvas

triptych

84 x 180 inches

Water is Best Locks Gallery Jennifer Bartlett waterfall

Jennifer Bartlett

Waterfall

1998

oil on canvas

60 x 60 inches

Water is Best Locks Gallery Jennifer Bartlett Knots

Jennifer Bartlett

Knots

2006

oil on canvas

108 x 108 inches

Press Release

September 2009, Philadelphia, PA – Locks Gallery is pleased to present Water is Best, paintings by gallery artists inspired by the appearance or the resonance of water. The exhibition will be on view October 21 through November 28, 2009. There will be reception on Friday, November 6, 2009 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
 
Though water is an oft-repeated subject through the ages, it has also proven to be a vital and compelling theme for contemporary artists. Water is Best features artists Jennifer Bartlett, Kate Bright, Thomas Chimes, Joy Feasley, Neysa Grassi, Alex Katz, Eileen Neff, Warren Rohrer, Susan Rothenberg, Pat Steir, and Ena Swansea. The Locks exhibit will include multiple paintings and a photograph by several of the artists, highlighting different periods of their work.
 
The title for the exhibition comes from the Ancient Greek lyric poet Pindar, who in his epic odes celebrating Olympians, wrote that water was worth as much as gold.