hidell brooks gallery has had the pleasure of representing the paintings of eric aho for quite some time now. we have both enjoyed watching his work change with every fluid brushstroke and the amount of paint on the canvas! we are proud to announce his first solo museum exhibition opening next weekend at the currier museum of art in manchester, new hampshire.
organized by the currier museum of art
June 2, 2012 – September 9, 2012
the currier museum of art will be the first american museum to present a survey exhibition of eric aho's work. the exhibition features more than 30 paintings by the vermont-based artist. his earlier works on view include dramatic, plein air paintings of landscapes influenced by such artists as claude monet, paul cezanne, john constable and frederic church. aho's most recent paintings are abstract monumental compositions – some as large as eight feet by nine feet.
aho's latest abstract paintings capture the lived, remembered, and imagined experience of being outdoors. through the unexpected use of color, vigorous paint handling and surprising compositions, his paintings make palpable the immediacy of nature and the intangibles of light and movement.
an illustrated catalogue featuring essays by the curators and an interview with the artist will be available.
if you are up in new england this summer...this would be the perfect field trip!