“Rodger Bechtold and Mary Jo O’Gara: Midwest Landscapes” at Anne Loucks Gallery: Jan. 27, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Anne Loucks Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Midwest Landscapes,” an exhibition of 35 recent paintings by artists Rodger Bechtold and Mary Jo O’Gara. An opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Anne Loucks Gallery, 309 Park Ave., Glencoe, Illinois.
Rodger Bechtold’s paintings capture the Midwestern landscape in a manner that blurs the line between abstraction and representation. Charged with energy, vibrant color and seemingly effortless brushwork, Bechtold’s compositions offer a unique sense of place and spaciousness that extends beyond the canvas.
Mary Jo O’Gara’s paintings represent a study in harmonious layers of color, texture and light. Intentionally uncomplicated and always fresh, her compositions include barns, outbuildings and wide open landscapes inspired by her Midwest surroundings.