Carl Bretzke's Landscapes at Susan Calloway Feb. 6 to Mar. 7
From February 6 to March 7, 2015, visit Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery for a mini vacation with painter Carl Bretzke.. Opening reception is February 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Anytime/Anywhere - A Modern Landscape features the artworks of award-winning oil painter Carl Bretzke. The exhibition focuses on Bretzke's modernist sensibility in the plein air world - showcasing Bretzke's use of traditional methods of direct painting with an emphasis on atypical subject matter. Bretzke's compelling nocturne, street and scenic landscapes originate from his surrounding mid-western landscape where his paintings are often executed on location. The scenes themselves, although somewhat serene, are energized by Bretzke's use of color and strong focal points. Reflective surfaces and dark lighting resonate a sense of mystery, while the inclusion of cars, familiar edifices and strong use of light and shadow create a sense of universality.
Bretzke's work has been exhibited extensively in Minnesota and California, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Bretzke, trained under notable landscape painter Joseph Paquet, and holds the distinction in 2014 alone of winning First Place in the PleinAir Salon competition, First Place in the Aspen Plein Air Salon competition, and First Place Plein Air Salon April/May Edition.
Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. Tel: 202.965.4601