Banquet With The Artist: Horizon Lines

A Line is a dot that went for a walk – Paul Klee

What makes an image: lines, shapes, color, texture, value, space, form/volume/mass.

Centuries of art critique, review, theory and application have centered on these seven elements of art. With this Chloe Gallery show; Horizon Lines, we focus on only one: the Line. To do that we invited two internationally celebrated artists: James C. Leonard and Doug Smith. Both exhibit a line that is essential to what they are trying to deliver the viewer.

We brought both artists together because a line of history connects them as well. Doug Smith is directly influenced by the Bay Area Figurative Movement. Many of the artists who developed this movement, including Richard Diebenkorn, were champions of, and practiced, Abstract Expressionism. Hence, with this exhibit of new work from both artists, you can visit two important American art movements through the eyes of these significant American painters.

Winter Trees by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Winter Trees, 2012

acrylic on canvas

60 x 36 in (152.40 x 91.44 cm)

9-5... No Way by Doug Smith

Doug Smith

9-5... No Way

acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

Watching Sunsets by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Watching Sunsets, 2016

acrylic on canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

Ice by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Ice, 2016

acrylic on canvas

36 x 72 in (91.44 x 182.88 cm)

Fusion by Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Fusion

acrylic on canvas

40 x 30 in (101.60 x 76.20 cm)

The Folks Next Door by Doug Smith

Doug Smith

The Folks Next Door

acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Flying Over You by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Flying Over You

acrylic on canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

Windows by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Windows, 2015

acrylic on canvas

36 x 72 in (91.44 x 182.88 cm)

Rose Gardens by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Rose Gardens, 2016

acrylic on canvas

36 x 72 in (91.44 x 182.88 cm)

A Warm Afternoon by Doug Smith

Doug Smith

A Warm Afternoon

acrylic on canvas

60 x 36 in (152.40 x 91.44 cm)

Infused With Tradition by Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Infused With Tradition

acrylic on canvas

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

Weather or Not by Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Weather or Not

acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Between Ocean Waves by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Between Ocean Waves, 2014

oil on canvas

41.50 x 33 in (105.41 x 83.82 cm)

Spring Flowers by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Spring Flowers, 2016

acrylic on canvas

36 x 72 in (91.44 x 182.88 cm)

Rain in Maui by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Rain in Maui, 2016

acrylic on canvas

60 x 60 in (152.40 x 152.40 cm)

Cue the Tractor by Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Cue the Tractor

acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

Long Days, Restful Nights by Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Long Days, Restful Nights

acrylic on canvas

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

Fire by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Fire, 2016

acrylic on canvas

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

Tropical Thoughts by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Tropical Thoughts, 2016

acrylic on canvas

48 x 68 in (121.92 x 172.72 cm)

Nature's Story by James C. Leonard

James C. Leonard

Nature's Story, 2016

acrylic on canvas

54 x 54 in (137.16 x 137.16 cm)

Farming It's My Job by Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Farming It's My Job

acrylic on canvas

60 x 20 in (152.40 x 50.80 cm)

The Essence of Dirt by Doug Smith

Doug Smith

The Essence of Dirt

acrylic on canvas

60 x 20 in (152.40 x 50.80 cm)