February 15 – March 12, 2016
The colorful nature paintings of Gerry Tuten will be on display in the Wayne Art Center's Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith gallery. The opening reception will be held on January 14 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.
In Gerry's words: "My painting is a venture inside and outside of myself seeking freshness and change. I thrive on challenge, action and awakening in my painting. I am intensely curious, exploring the micro and macro levels of the natural ecology. When the image begins to "break up" or erupt, my excitement rises. I transfer this excitement and freedom to the viewer through movement, color and texture of paint over surfaces. Here in the process of painting I allow myself to break all the rules. Trusting my intuition I can let go of the "work of art". The painting is just a place to free myself—to surrender to process. The medium of paint speaks stronger than words. Clarity is distilled out of movement and change. The paintings come as gifts."