Artist Talk, Saturday, August 22, 4:30-6pm

Rick Berry will give an artist’s talk in conjunction with his solo exhibition“Seeing in the Dark: The Figurative Works of Rick Berry,” open through August 30, 2009 at Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery, Downtown Peterborough NH


Press Release: On view through August 30 at Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery are Berry’s large figurative works in oils and charcoals. Berry is “a stunning painter whose brush strokes simultaneously invoke movement and emotion…compelling,” writes Linda Laban of Metro Boston. Leonie Bradbury, Director and Gallery Curator of Montserrat College, MA, describes Berry’s work as “uniquely ethereal and thoughtfully designed.”

Rick Berry will be in the downtown gallery for an Artist Talk including Q + A. He will discuss his artistic approach and vision, including his original process of painting that begins, not with models and photography, but with “scribbling”.

Join the conversation with Fine Artist Rick Berry, whose career highlights include four provocative solo exhibitions for Tufts University’s international symposia on global issues, and Juror’s Choice award from Arthur Dion of Gallery Naga, Boston. In addition, Berry’s diverse commissions run the gamut from pop-culture comic covers for Neil Gaiman; to acting as cyber-stunt double for Keanu Reeves in film; to current work on his own graphic novel supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. A pioneer in new media, Berry is credited with creating the first digital cover painting for a novel worldwide (Neuromancer by William Gibson). Berry’s work is featured in art annuals, magazines, and anthologies, as well as in his own books, Sparrow and Double Memory. Noted authors Stephen King and Neil Gaiman are among private collectors of his work.

Whether you are a seasoned professional artist, an aspiring artist, or simply curious about the artistic process, an art gathering with Rick Berry is a rare opportunity to gain both inspiration and insight into the working process of this unique artist. Please join us on Saturday, August 22nd at 4:30 p.m. The event is accessible, free and ample parking is available in Depot Square.