Silent Forest, Water, Wind + Stone
Silent Forest, Water, Wind & Stone, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of paintings by Dan Mason, opens April 23rd at Groveland Gallery. Mason has been exhibiting in Minneapolis for over three decades. Dan Mason studied art at St. Olaf College and received the MFA in drawing and painting at the University of Iowa. He has taught art and art history at colleges in Kansas and Minnesota and retired from teaching after twenty years at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park. Dan’s paintings are in numerous corporate and public collections, including General Mills, Target Corporation, Methodist Hospital, Wells Fargo, Federal Reserve Bank, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Spencer Museum, Kansas University, Lawrence, Thrivent Financial, HealthPartners, StarTribune, Metropolitan State University, Dayton Hudson Corporation, and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.
Mason describes his compositions as “abstractions of landscape, architecture and space.” He continues: “In some cases, the settings are imagined, with forms that suggest hillsides, cities, figural trees, harbors and other bodies of water. With others, I draw on memories of specific places: the waters of Gunflint Lake in Minnesota, the coastline of Maine and South Africa or the urban settings of Brooklyn and Chicago. The geometry of these places provides a structure on which I explore color, light, texture and illusions of space. Seeking to find order out of chaos, I strive for images that convey and promote a sense of peace.”