Greenwich landscape artist Ernest Garthwaite, a master of the centuries-old technique of applying gold leaf, will be feted at a reception on Friday (Feb. 5) to mark the opening of his exhibit at the new Southport Galleries in Fairfield.
Garthwaite will be on hand from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery reception, which is free and open to the general public. The show will be on view through March 3.
As readers of Pulse, the Connecticut Post’s Sunday arts section,may remember, Garthwaite’s work was the subject of a major one-artist show last summer at Fairfield University’s Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery.
Garthwaite often embeds gold leaf, a foil-like substance that glimmers when struck by light, in his oil and acrylic paintings — all to dazzling effect.
Southport Galleries, which opened a few months ago, is housed in a landmark building from the 1920s that for decades served as the home of Village Hardware. The gallery, which specializes in American masters and contemporary artists, is at 330 Pequot Avenue in village center (off Exit 19 of Interstate 95). It’s open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
For additional information, visit www.SouthportGalleries.com.
Phyllis A.S. Boros