Ray Cass Since Painting in the South
Artist's Talk & Exhibition Reception:
October 20, 5:30pm
In this overview exhibition, Ray Kass presents a selection of paintings spanning the past thirty years that represent his deep connection to the landscape. Kass draws inspiration from his environment to create works that relate the vital essence of nature rather than depict a literal representation. A Professor Emeritus of Art at Virginia Tech, Kass is also the founder and director of the Mountain Lake Workshop, a collaborative, community-based art project drawing on the customs and environmental and technological resources of the New River Valley and the Appalachian region. His paintings have been widely exhibited over the past forty years and he has received numerous grants and awards, including individual artists grants from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and from the National Endowment for the Arts.
To learn more about Kass and his work, visit his website: http://raykass.com/
Right: Astyanax (detail), 2010, 56 x 40 in., watermedia, mica, oil emulsion and dry pigment on rag paper, under beeswax, mounted on primed wood panel, Courtesy of Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Above: Damson Two (detail), 2010, water media, oil emulsion and dry pigment on rag paper, under shaved beeswax and mounted on primed wood panel, 40 x 56 in., Courtesy of Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA