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Friday, April 1, 2011

"Paintings by Gary Ernest Smith & Jeffery R. Pugh" Exhibit @ Art Access (SLC: April 15 - May 9)

Paintings by Gary Ernest Smith & Jeffery R. Pugh
Art Access Gallery

Gary Ernest Smith

Mustangs of Mongolion by Gary Ernest Smith

Jeffery Pugh Double Date by Jeffery R. Pugh

Art Access Gallery is pleased to show the work of nationally noted Utah artist Gary Ernest Smith and his son-in-law Jeffery R. Pugh. The two artists have spent much time together painting plein aire and will show sketches, field paintings and finished products, in addition to other work.

Exhibitions' Dates & Hours

April 15 - May 9, 2011
Gallery Stroll Reception on Friday, April 15 from 6 to 9PM.

Art Access Gallery is located at 230 South 500 West, #125 in Salt Lake City.

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM.
About Art Access Gallery

The Art Access Gallery provides opportunities for artists with disabilities to access the mainstream of the arts community by exhibiting their work with that of artists without disabilities.
About Art Access/VSA Utah

Smith says that he has long admired Jeff Pugh's ability and drive to succeed in painting, even before he married his youngest daughter Julia.

He goes on to say, "Over the last few years, we have spent many hours together discussing art and philosophy. When we decided to apply for a collaborative show at Art Access, we were both excited to show work that had a relationship but that also expressed our own points of view. We have similar feelings about the subjects that we paint, but each of us adds our own twists and insight. "

Jeff Pugh says that distinguishing his voice has been a challenge for him as he has approached his life as an artist. He explains, " It is clear that we are all influenced by those that we admire and I am no different. "

He agrees with his father-in-law regarding this exhibit, in that " it is refreshing and inspiring to see that in spite of the same source material, we come up with different perspectives of what and how we see. Our paintings reveal much more about whom we are, than perhaps we would like to admit. This show has given us a chance to expose those perspectives and our relationship."

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