Exhibition: The Hidden Hand: New Works by John Whalley

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Blue Bottles, 2019, egg tempera on panel, 14 1/4 x 16 inches, signed lower left: JOHN WHALLEY


On exhibition May 18, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Vose Galleries is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition The Hidden Hand: New Works by John Whalley, featuring over a dozen recently created still lifes.

The artist muses, “the idea behind The Hidden Hand was to highlight both the hidden hand behind the making of the painting itself, as well as the hands that made the objects in the paintings and used them, adding the patinas and signs of use embedded on their surfaces." Using the oil and egg tempera mediums, contemporary realist artist John Whalley’s paintings of infinite detail and delicacy stem from a history of photo realism and trompe l’oeil painting. He often depicts arrangements of discarded objects that he collects while exploring the coastline near his home in Damariscotta, Maine. His studio shelves are stacked with the subjects of his paintings: rusted locks and hand-tools, antique books, bottles, and other vintage objects. To view the digital catalog please click here.