Autumn 2009
 Andris Eglītis. On The Way. No 2. 2009. Oil on canvas, 63x84 Andris Eglītis. On The Way. No 3. 2009. Oil on canvas, 63x84 
  Andris Eglītis. On The Way. No 5. 2009. Oil on canvas, 63x84 Dace Lielā. Roman souvenir (fragment). 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 150x170 
  Aivars Vilipsons. Ratobietis (fragment). 2009. Bronze, granite. 64x16x47 Andrey Amelkovich. The Angel of the Sun. 2009. Oil on canvas. 118x98 cm 
  Anna Baklāne. Paula. 2009. Oil on canvas, 80x75 
21.10.2009-21.11.2009Guntars Sietiņš, Pauls Jaunzems, Aivars Vilipsons, Aija Zariņa, Dainis Pundurs, Aleksejs Naumovs, Jānis Murovskis, Dace Liela, Andris Eglītis, Laima Bikse, Anna Baklane, Kaspars Zariņš

Autumn 2009

Ceramics. Graphics. Painting. Sculpture

Autumn, a season to clink glasses to get warmth, and to hide under an umbrella from the rain, is upon us. It is also time for the autumn exhibition. The feeling of the season is graphically captured in terms of recognizable symbols in the invitation to the exhibition by its creator, Viesturs Staņislavskis. His arrows also symbolically indicate our direction, forward and upward towards the light and the sun. Of course, artists work year round, but autumn seems to be the most appropriate time to reflect on the accomplishments of the recent past. Not bad at all! We’ll survive the winter! If only we had more room to show all of our creations: paintings, sculptures, prints and ceramics. This exhibition presents an opportunity to look at the artists’ accomplishments of the preceding year.
Some of the works exhibited are impressions, meditations and emotions inspired by the artists’travels. These include “Rome” by Dace Lielā, “Italy” by Aleksejs Naumovs, but Andris Eglitis paintings of impressions of what he caught sight of in Latvia while driving along its roads.
Others derived their inspiration from other sources. Aija Zariņa has depicted an absolute beauty: swans in mother-of pearl tones, characteristic of Rococo. This created an image that bears a message of a necessity to care for the spiritual garden and soul. Laima Bikše has painted a garden, but in the Epicurean mood, with lots of fruit and sparkling juices in the foreground and her own subdued world of dreams – her garden, in the distance. Kaspars Zariņš’ “Pedant” is embedded in a labyrinth of thought and fascinating colors. Anna Baklāne has portrayed little Paula whose expressive eyes are irresistible. This seems to be the best child’s portrait in many years.
Noteworthy works from other artists include Pauls Jaunzems’ “Morning Sun”: a polished granite ball seeming to be a meditative object in the exhibition room and Dainis Pundurs’ mysterious “Asteroid”, perhaps a message from another world? Juta Rindina exhibited her work of last summer, a pyramid of various images. And Aivars Vilipsons is just great with his ability of characterizing and his plasticity! Jānis Murovskis’ two small silk-screens are good, but another graphic artist Guntars Sietiņš, the master of mezzotint, captured the essence of the season with “Chestnuts”.

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