Glen Arbor painter Harvey Gordon was heavily influenced by Vincent Van Gogh and the lesser-known Chaim Soutine. Both used an "open brush" technique. That means that all of the brush strokes are meant to be seen, not hidden. Not only can Gordon's brush strokes be seen, they are 3-dimensional so they rise off the canvas. Like Van Gogh and Soutine, Gordon's open brush strokes are used to represent real things and real people. Here we see Gordon's homage to famous artists and see museum visitors gazing at their famous paintings.
Harvey Gordon's work can be seen at the Dennos Museum Center until June 17. More information.