'A Natural Style'
An opening reception on June 7 allowed visitors to the Burchfield Nature and Art Center Gallery to experience Dean Vigyikan paintings and sculptures in a picture-perfect setting.
Viewers enjoyed Vigyikan’s nature-oriented fantasy impressions captured in life-like beauty. "Water Skimmers," a bronze sculpture of three woodland nymphs, can be imagined to be floating along the Buffalo Creek behind the Nature and Art Center. Other sculpted figures represent the artist’s superb craftsmanship in depicting the human form, whether in bronze or resin.
His art includes a varied display of subjects: lovely models in repose, fairies with gossamer wings, dignified animals in their natural habitat, the thrills of rodeo competition, and majestic landscapes, all rendered in rich colors to dazzle and please the eye.
Exquisite paintings of wildlife include an impression of two curious foxes, "Summer Days"; a handsome portrait of two wolves, "Los Lobos"; and a lone crow, set against a background of blue sky and clouds,"Watcher of the Skies." Other zoological specimens include bison, birds and big cats, with the fur delineated so finely one can almost feel it. All these wildlife subjects seem at home in the BNAC park setting.
The diverse array of delightful fantasy, nature and realistic subjects in oil, acrylic, bronze, resin and graphite add to the overall charm of the first gallery show of the summer.
The fanciful realism of Dean Vigyikan will be on exhibit through Sunday, June 30.
-- Carol W. Thiel
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10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday
1 - 4 p.m. Sunday