Pathways and Promenades: A Solo Exhibition by Neil Andersson
October 18 to November 27, 2016
Meet the Artist Reception
November 2, 2016 6-8pm
We are so happy to show the work of Neil Andersson as our featured artist from October 18 -November 27, 2016 with his exhibition Pathways and Promenades. We are holding a Meet the Artist Reception November 2, 2016 from 6-8pm.
Neil describes his work, “For me the landscape is a source of incredible beauty - a place of rest, of escape, of harmony rather than dissonance. My paintings and drawings are a record of things that interest me - sometimes simply the relationship of colors and shapes, sometimes the memory of a real place - its atmosphere, its vegetation, the sky, the water, the time of day, season, and year. In some ways they are an artistic or filtered documentation of landscapes - real places that sometimes after five years or so have changed. I've been shocked at times when I go back to a piece of land that I have painted to find it gone - reclaimed by the sea, or changed by disease or overrun by blackberry vines. It reminds me of both the fragility and power of nature.”
Neil has a Master of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA in painting from the University of Washington, and a BA in Art from the University of Puget Sound.
Many people know of Neil through his musical career also. Neil started playing guitar in high school and in 1964 joined the famous Northwest rock group the Wailers. As a guitarist, he has done session work and played in many groups - recording for United Artists, Janus Records, Etiquette Records, and Modern Hot Records. He is a member of the Northwest Music Hall of Fame. In 1993 he began a collaboration with Dudley Hill that led to the formation of the jazz group Pearl Django; Pearl Django subsequently recorded 10 CDs and maintains its own record label, Modern Hot Records. Neil also released a solo disc, C’est si bon, as well as two collaborations with fellow guitarist Peter Pendras: Malibu Manouche and As the Crow Flies. In 2010 Neil retired from Pearl Django to focus on art and other musical endeavors. Over the last year Neil has been playing and touring again with Pearl Django, with a show at Morso scheduled for November 26, 2016 at 8pm. Call 253-530-3463 for tickets.