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Chantell Van Erbé

warped view of fish on land swimming toward the water

Chantell Van Erbé, Island: Swim Away…Disappear, 2002.

 

Transcendence

September 8 – October 20, 2019

Mesaros Gallery

Chantell’s paintings exhibit a freshness of vision, raw energy and immediacy of place, while bridging the trends of 21st Century Modernism with the new realism movement. Her art is not the reality that she sees, but the reality that she remembers, which is very intense and dream-like. It is her reflection of memory so prevalent in many of her paintings, which elevates her work above the norm. Chantell also exhibits a broad interest in subject matter, always combining subject with content. As a result, the viewer is drawn to her paintings, often in a gradual way until we find ourselves entering into them. The body of work Chantell has created to date shows her goal is to discover new ways of painting while responding to the world around her and her inner world.

Her exhibit entitled Chantell Van Erbé: Transcendence, is comprised of a selection of work spanning 30 years.

 

Artist Statement

“Painting is self-expansion; a beautifully maddening and meditative process. My technique can be best described as an approach overflowing in transition. I have little choice but submit to a higher creative vision. Art is a series of evolutions – numerous characterizations and endless connotations. Tremendous power in three letters.”

 

Chantell Van Erbé, is a contemporary mixed media artist, working in the genre of intuitive realism. Her method is instinctual with themes that are highly imaginative. She often employs bold colors and emotive themes in a passionate manner.

 

Chantell’s paintings exhibit a freshness of vision, raw energy and immediacy of place, while bridging the trends of 21st Century Modernism with the new realism movement. Her art is not the reality that she sees, but the reality that she remembers, which is very intense and dream-like. It is her reflection of memory so prevalent in many of her paintings, which elevates her work above the norm.

 

Chantell also exhibits a broad interest in subject matter, always combining subject with content. As a result, the viewer is drawn to her paintings, often in a gradual way until we find ourselves entering into them. The body of work Chantell has created to date shows her goal is to discover new ways of painting while responding to the world around her and her inner world.

 

Winner of numerous awards, Chantell’s art career has spanned over three decades. She is an elected member of Allied Artists of America and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. In 2019, her work will be featured in a book devoted to New Jersey artists by author, Tova Navarra.

Category

Exhibition

Date

September 8 - October 20, 2019

Location

The Butler Institute of American Art
524 Wick Ave
Youngstown, Ohio 44502