Ross A. Webber - "A Wandering Eye: Urban Landscapes"
Ross Webber, Emeritus Professor of Managment at the Wharton School and President Elect of PASEF, is a New Jersey-based painter whose rich landscapes have their source in post-impressionism.
Webber writes: "Paul Gaugin once asked his painting companion Vincent van Gogh why he never painted anything purely from his imagination. Vincent responded that unlike Gaugin, he could only paint what he saw before him. The paintings in this show represent what I saw in various mainly urban places around the world. Of course, my vision is not as creative as Vincent's, but none of these paintings are simply reproductions of what was before me. All reflect my interpretation of the beauty, serenity and mystery of the settings. Buildings, walls, trees and flowers are rearranged with the objective of highlighting the contrast between human constructions and natural phenomena. I hope you enjoy the scenes as much as I did while viewing and painting them."
The reception will be from 5:00-7:00pm on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the Burrison Gallery, while the exhibition will last through September 16th, 2011.
The Burrison Gallery is located in the University Club at Penn on the 2nd floor of The Inn at Penn, 3611 Walnut Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.