‘Liquid Visions’ at Kramer Gallery

Dec 11, 2013
“Belfast Bridges” is an enamel oil on canvas by Jon Byrer, whose work is on display this month at Belfast Free Library.

Belfast — For the month of December, the walls of the Belfast Free Library’s Kramer Gallery are featuring “Mid Coast Liquid Visions,” an exhibit of paintings by Jon Byrer.

Byrer graduated from the Maine Collage of Art where he received a degree in photography and studied the fine arts. His art is inspired by Maine’s raw natural beauty and the resourceful independence of the Maine people.

Bryrer is interested in experimenting with alternative techniques to painting beyond brushes. One technique he uses is pouring layers of enamel paints onto the canvas to create fluidity. The mixing colors become frozen in place when dry — the dry paint leaves permanent eddies, whirls and swirling images on the canvas. In his paintings, familiar local scenes come alive in swirls of color, encouraging the viewer to reexamine the commonplace in a new way. He hopes that people will take another look at their world to find the beauty and splendor in the everyday.

For more information about the artist, including a video about his painting technique, visit jonbyrer.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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