Opening Reception: “Love of the Land II” Gregg Rochester
October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us to celebrate Gregg Rochester’s newest exhibition. Wine and light refreshments will be available.
“Love of the Land II” (opens October 11, 2019 and runs through mid-January, 2020) will feature large scale landscapes, as well as a grouping of paintings of sheep, a favorite animal subject. Besides original paintings available for sale, some of Rochester’s notable paintings in print will also be featured. One observer pointed out, “Gregg Rochester’s work eases the eye, calms the chaos, and leads one to return to what they know is right within themselves and the land.” More of Gregg Rochester’s work can be found at www.greggrochesterart.homestead.com and www.bikeartartbike.com.
Gregg Rochester is a third generation painter, specializing in large-scale, dynamic landscapes in vivid colors. He has shown at the Farm Table twice before in solo shows. His work has been represented and shown nationally, and he was awarded the title of Wisconsin Artist of the Year in 2012. His formal art training took place in Mexico, South Dakota, Kansas, Indiana, and Arizona. Aside from the beauty of the landscape, Rochester injects emotion into the land, and attempts to evoke feelings of excitement, wonder, serenity, and playfulness in his work. Two of his paintings hang in the permanent collection of the Farm Table (as well as a hand-painted bicycle). He especially enjoys seeing his work displayed in hospitals, where they tend to have a healing effect and spread joy to staff and visitors as well. Over 30 hospitals in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois have been involved in Gregg Rochester acquisitions.