Northern Lights Gallery in Belfast is pleased to represent the outstanding fine art of R. Keith Rendall. “I could not believe my eyes when I first saw Keith’s prints. I was not only taken by the complexity of form, the realism, and the fact that his experimental techniques transcend the medium taking us beyond our perceptions of the print, but in addition the scale is incredible. Visually interacting with life sized and sometimes larger than life creatures, absorbing all of their beauty, grace and sometimes-darker side is profound.”
“Images conceived and realized in intaglio and relief can be graced with truth,” says contemporary American artist R. Keith Rendall, whose large-scale woodcut prints on paper explore the elements and nature in unusual but moving form. With birds, especially waterfowl, as a reoccurring motif, Rendall’s works offer a mysterious entry point into the ancient rhythms of humanity. Rendered in stark relief with generous contrasts of light and dark, his semi-narrative works on paper offer a point of view and a point of departure. In Rendall’s latest series “The Aged and Unknown,” we see detailed renderings of birds and other mammals nestled in their natural habitats like majestic totems. Adopting the rich language of sign, myth, and metaphor to explore our human relationship to animals both high and low, his intricately rendered woodcuts simply glimmer with the resilience of ancient mother tongues.
R. Keith Rendall was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and currently lives and works on an old dairy farm in Wiscasset, Maine. He studied at Fairleigh Dickinson University and obtained a BFA from Kenyon College.
Of Our Bays and Estuaries is the third in our summer series of nature inspired fine art exhibitions. Northern Lights Gallery curator Karen Miles continues to bring together a profound body of work created by artists speaking clearly and beautifully about our planet without words. Northern Lights Fine Art Gallery is located at 33 Main Street, Belfast, Maine. They are open Thursday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays until 8 p.m.
Opening reception Friday, July 25, 2014 5 – 8 p.m. Exhibition runs through August 27th.
Call 207-338-3088 or email Karen@northernlightsgallery.org for more information.