Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Stephen Coyle at Chase Gallery

Stephen Coyle at Chase Gallery
October 3 - 27, 2007
Artist reception Friday, October 5th from 5 to 7 pm

Chase Gallery
129 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116
phone: 617-859-7222

Stephen Coyle studied at Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles and has shown extensively both in California and New England since the early 1980s. His award winning paintings in alkyds are unique in their personal vision of the ordinary. The focus of his paintings are the objects that surround him every day: beds, road ways, kitchen tables, cars, tricylces, ironing boards. His paintings give every day objects a place of importance and an historical significance.

What also makes his paintings unique is the technique he uses and the feeling that he captures. He claims,"I try not to have any specific technique, and I let the subject determine how I'll paint it. I use rollers, large brushes, trowels, nails or sand paper; whatever is needed to capture the essence of the image. To me, a painting is complete when it evokes an emotional response; when something about it is more real, more 'alive' than the actual object."

(above right, "Walden" alkyd on panel, 16 x 20 inches)

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