https://www.abigailogilvy.com/begin-from-observation Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
460C Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Abigail Ogilvy Gallery proudly presents Begin From Observation, a three-person exhibition featuring Teddy Benfield (Boston, MA), Richard Keen (Brunswick, ME), and Samuel Stabler (Athens, GA). The exhibition title is derived from the techniques taught in an artist’s first courses: when learning how to draw you must begin from observation. It is one of the most basic but true rules of learning composition, proportions, rendering, and everything else important that must be built upon before an artist can let themselves branch out or break these rules. The premier step any artist must take is learning how to draw directly from learning how to see. In this exhibition, each artist explores truth through abstraction as a method of viewing the world in its most authentic form. The artists render still life, landscapes, and portraiture, referencing art history’s past combined with the materials of the present.