Albany Museum of Art
Where Nature Reigns: The Art of David Lanier
The Albany Museum of Art is pleased to announce that "Where Nature Reigns: The Art of David Lanier" will be on display in the Evans Gallery from March 16 through August 31, 2000. Mr. Lanier will give a gallery talk at the opening reception on Thursday, March 16th, at 7:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
The paintings of David Lanier reflect a deep appreciation for the natural world. Color, habitat and wildlife merge harmoniously to create powerful images of a wondrous world - a world where the common and seemingly insignificant suddenly reveal their hidden beauty. A dramatic use of color and fine detail enable Lanier to capture the spirit of the outdoors as few other artists are able. (left: Through the Bottom,. 1998, acrylic on masonite, 22 x 32 inches)
Born in 1962 in Albany, Georgia, David spent much of his youth in the outdoors of the southeastern United States. Introduced to the outdoors at an early age, he and his parents made countless trips together, fishing, canoeing and observing wildlife. Today, David credits those early excursions as the most important influence on his decision to paint nature.
David's artistic talent, however, did not surface until high school. After graduation, he enrolled in the famed Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where he graduated with honors. After a brief stint at illustrating books and magazines, David decided to forsake his budding commercial art career to begin painting wildlife scenes.
The Raymond F. Evans Sporting Art Gallery, named for its founding patron, is dedicated to works of fine art that define, chronicle, and celebrate the unique character of the wildlife of the American landscape and its stewards.
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