Beyond Likeness: Essential Truths in Modern Portraiture
by Jeffrey Hale
Finch Lane Gallery (1340 E 100 S), Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Opening Reception: Fri, Mar 14, 6-8pm
Artist's Talk: Fri, Apr 18, 7:30pm
Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm
Gallery Strolls: Fri, Mar 21 and Fri, Apr 18, 6-9pm
Portrait painter Jeffrey Hale blends his artistic skill with his humanistic perception of people. He explores the primitive portrait/figure through modern and intuitive perspective. Masks, Egyptian paintings and drawing, and spiritual animal motifs influence his work. These influences can be seen in the occasional masks, words, and hats that appear in his work. Hale’s portraits begin with no concept of what the completed work will look like.
I paint my subjects while utterly absorbed by and immersed in an inaudible, but intimate, conversation of personal details that I then portray with paint. I paint the things people don't say. The paintings progress as I listen in this deeper way...and my hands have learned to speak with color and shadow, emotion and energy all poured onto the canvas.
Location: Finch Lane Gallery (1340 E 100 S), Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Contact Information: 801-596-5000