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Gallery Reception: Consider the Source – Ron Prigat

On view through Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 in Red Mill Gallery

Were we to have a forensic investigation in order to understand how a work of art came into being we’d need to examine not only the physical application of materials, but more importantly the causal chain of events, thoughts, influences and desires that brought it to being. Consider the source.

In this exhibition I present, as a sort of self portrait, work that has been made in the past several years, tracking the expansion of my interests in a tumultuous time, and inviting you to reflect on these images that have been made with deliberate ‘slowness’. These images are meant to unfold slowly, like a beloved poem, or an old friend.

Ron Prigat is a US based Israeli figurative painter and printmaker whose work ranges in medium from intimate portraits in oil paint to dream-like monotypes. Ron is influenced by artists such as Giorgio Morandi, Gwen John and Diego Velazquez. His work amalgamates a contemporary frame of mind with a timeless sensibility, harmonizing representation and abstraction.

Ron is an alumnus of the Jerusalem Studio School Masterclass program, participated for five summers at the ‘JSS in Civita’ landscape painting program in Italy, and holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire. He currently resides in Vermont, working at the Vermont Studio Center.