Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:00a -
Sunday, Jul 08, 2018 5:00p
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Boston, MA 02116
Boston Expressionist painter Jason Berger is revered for the vivid colors and startling immediacy of his vibrant landscapes. Working en plein air, Berger painted landscapes, gardens, and cafes directly from nature. “The sun always shines on Jason Berger’s landscapes,” wrote Art New England critic Meredith Fife Day, “Flowers bloom in profusion, trees make robust sweeps across the horizon… With a Fauve palette, an expressionistic brush, and assured academic draftsmanship underlying both, the artist takes his easel out into the world filled with visual joie de vivre.”
While Berger’s plein air landscapes radiate with a sense of spontaneity, he was also a creature of habit, returning continuously to the same locations throughout his career. He painted familiar motifs again and again, sometimes decades apart. Jason Berger: Motifs En Plein Air explores Berger’s use of recurring motifs in his work. His exuberant landscapes blend the spontaneity of plein air painting with the familiarity of repeated viewing, resulting in an array of fascinating variations.