Beverly Benson, David Berger & Alyce Grunt
May 24 - June 18, 2023
At Home Virtual Tour & Talk - June 7, 2023
Cerulean Arts is pleased to present At Home, featuring the work of Beverly Benson, David Berger, and Alyce Grunt - paintings and pastels inspired by their immediate surroundings. Beverly Benson’s pastels and oils reflect her love of color and the observed world. Her lush still lives are constructed through a language of strokes, blends, harmony, and dynamic structure. She believes her best work is a paradoxical engagement of her deep subconscious with heightened awareness. Alyce Grunt paints her domestic still lives and interiors in oil from direct observation which enhances her perception and focus. The finished paintings help fix the feeling of a time or place in her memory, and perhaps reveal an unrealized significance of a subject. David Berger works from life and photo reference to capture the fleeting effects of natural light as it falls on his carefully constructed still lives. Rendering textures and surfaces is a special preoccupation: from the reflective qualities of metal and transparency of glass to waxy, bumpy fruit rinds.
Beverly Benson, Untold Stories Among Us, pastel, 18" x 27"
Beverly Benson, Sugartown Sunflowers, oil on canvas, 30" x 24.25"
Beverly Benson, Roughwood Series: Sweet Potatoes Start, pastel, 18" x 14"
Beverly Benson, Sunflowers in Alan's Silver Pitcher, oil on canvas, 14" x 18"
Beverly Benson, Egg Beater, pastel, 11" x 14"
Beverly Benson, Rose of Sharon, oil pastel, 12" x 9"
Beverly Benson, 218 Green Street Newel Post III, pastel, 18" x 14"
David Berger, Robin (O, 2 Modigliani), oil on canvas, 10" x 12"
David Berger, Grapefruit and Sugar Bowl, oil on canvas, 12" x 14" SOLD
David Berger, Gold, Silver, Gourd, Tomato, oil on canvas, 12" x 14" SOLD
David Berger, Late Afternoon Window, oil on canvas, 24" x 18"
David Berger, Plums on a Blue Plate, oil on canvas, 4" x 6"
David Berger, Figs on a Pink Plate, oil on canvas, 4" x 6"
David Berger, Kiwis on a Patterned Dish, oil on canvas, 4" x 6"
David Berger, Yellowthroat, oil on canvas, 6" x 8"
Alyce Grunt, Plant Surround, oil on linen, 24" x 24"
Alyce Grunt, Butternut Squash, Blue Glass and Spider Plant, oil on linen, 12" x 12"
Alyce Grunt, Honey and Blue Glass, oil on linen, 12" x 12" SOLD
Alyce Grunt, Cucumbers and Honey, oil on linen, 20" x 20"
Alyce Grunt, Open Door, Again, oil on linen, 20" x 20"
Alyce Grunt, The Reader, oil on linen, 24" x 24"