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ORIGINAL ARTICLE OCTOBER 2010 | http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/1904047

Opening at The Morrison Gallery

Norman Sunshine Opening at The Morrison Gallery

Two weeks ago (we’re a little late on this) artist, Norman Sunshine launched an exhibition his most recent landscape paintings and his highly expressive horse pastels at the Morrison Gallery in Kent, Connecticut. In addition to the current work, gallerist Bill Morrison selected a number of earlier pieces from Sunshine’s years in Los Angeles where he was born and grew up.

Alan Shayne and Norman Sunshine

Alan Shayne and Norman Sunshine

The range of work and exploration of media add up to a mini-retrospective. The show takes the viewer on a surprising journey reflecting emotional experiences and surroundings that affected the artist’s outlook on life as well as his art – and transformed them into the realm of color, form and space. From hard-edge, cool, realistic figurative paintings of alienation of the 70s, to the emotionally charged and more abstract paintings, sculpture and steel wall reliefs of the 80s, and finally, when Sunshine decided to move to the east and settle permanently in Washington, Connecticut, how the sights, colors and impressions, affected and radically changed his work.

Stunning Exhibition Space at The Morrison Gallery

Stunning Exhibition Space at The Morrison Gallery in Kent, Connecticut

The exhibition takes the viewer on a surprising journey, of place, inspiration, daring and transformation. Norman’s work is in national museums and in some of the most important private and corporate collections in the country. His paintings and sculpture may be viewed at http://www.normansunshine.com or http://www.themorrisongallery.com. Mr. Morrison said, “This will be an exciting and revelatory show of one our most talented New England artists.”

Norman Sunshine w/ the wonderful Polly Bergen

Norman Sunshine w/ the wonderful personality & actress, Polly Bergen

The artist and his partner Alan Shayne have been Litchfield County residents for quite some time, as well as residents of Manhattan. The opening night exhibition brought out many of their New York/Litchfield County friends.

American Film Critic, Rex Reed with Susan Kinsolving

American Film Critic, Rex Reed with Susan Kinsolving

SUNSHINE EXHIBITION

NORMAN SUNSHINE TO EXHIBIT AT THE MORRISON GALLERY SEPTEMBER 25 THROUGH OCTOBER 24

PRESS RELEASE | Multi-talented American artist Norman Sunshine will exhibit recent, cutting-edge landscape paintings and highly expressive pastels of horses at The Morrison Gallery September 25 through October 24. In addition to the current work, gallery owner William Morrison has selected a number of earlier pieces from Sunshine’s years in Los Angeles.

Norman Sunshine 2010

Horse III, 2010. Pastel on paper, 44 x 30 inches

“The range of work and exploration of media will add up to a mini retrospective,” said Mr. Morrison. The show will take the viewer on a surprising journey: one that will reflect emotional experiences and surroundings that affected the artist’s outlook on life as well as his art – and transformed them into the realm of color, form and space. From hard-edge, cool, realistic figurative paintings of alienation of the 70’s, to emotionally charged and more abstract paintings, sculpture and steel wall reliefs of the 80’s, and finally, when Sunshine decided to move to the east and settle permanently in Washington, Connecticut, how the sights, colors and impressions, affected and radically changed his work.

Sunshine’s critically acclaimed postmodern still-life apple paintings and sculptures of the 1990’s were shown frequently in New York and in his last exhibit at the Morrison Gallery.  As with his still-life paintings, the newer landscape paintings also toss convention on its ear, lifting the wall between abstraction and representation. The exhibit will take the viewer on a surprising journey, of place, inspiration, daring and transformation.  Sunshine’s work is in national museums and in some of the most important private and corporate collections in the country.

The show begins with an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 25, 5-7 pm.

For further information call The Morrison Gallery at 860.927.4501

www.themorrisongallery.com

ARTIST’S WEBSITE | www.NormanSunshine.com
eMail | norman@normansunshine.com

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