Patina- Steven Anton Rehage
March 22 - April 10 2019
Opening reception and meet the artist: Friday, March 22 from 6 to 9 PM 530 Burns Gallery presents “Patina,” a solo exhibition of work by Steven Anton Rehage. The mixed media paintings are inspired by subtle patinas that form when different metals, wood and textiles interact surrounding nature. The show runs from March 22 to April 10 and an opening reception is held at the Gallery on Friday, March 22 from 6 to 9PM, with an opportunity to meet the artist. The Gallery is located at 530 Burns Ln, Sarasota FL 34236 and is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 10PM. For more information about this exhibit, call 941-951-0620. Growing up in South Florida introduced the artist to his greatest inspiration, the ocean. As a young boy, he was fascinated by sunlight- the way it sparkled across the waves like hammered metal or streamed through the branches of trees and danced with the wind and leaves dappling the sand with highlights and shadows. In his recent paintings, the artist blurs the line between reality and a romantic notion of his past. Multiple layers of translucent paint create abstract forms, colors and textures reminiscent of weathered wood, hammered metal or colored gemstones. He travels back and reveals idealized memories of sunlight and summer breezes through atmospheric renderings on wood, paper and canvas.