John Bunker: The COVID Drawings
November 14, 2021@8:00 am-January 9, 2022@1:00 pmFree
People familiar with Bunker’s work will recognize familiar themes: flowers in bloom, explosions of color, reminiscences of other times and other artists in the art world. Plus, of course, John Bunker’s supremely gifted hand at drawing, subtle color selection, and characteristic exuberance.
But there is something different, even extraordinary, about these drawings. They are absolutely ethereal. The visual arts can be and often are a spiritual experience for viewers. There is a spiritual quality in JOHN BUNKER: THE COVID DRAWINGS that creates a special intimacy with the artist.
Done on color-infused paper, Bunker used mixed media to create this suite of over 150 drawings. Twenty-four of them will be shown in this exclusive exhibition. It should be noted that the drawings will be presented unmated and unframed—as if they were still on the drawing board where the touch of John Bunker’s hand is hovering close by over the work.
Also in the exhibition will be paintings related to the drawings in a variety of styles and sizes with a wide price range. And another special feature of the exhibition will be specially selected quotations from literary sources that set off this recent work of Bunker.
The exhibition is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays starting November 14, 2021. Visitors are welcome from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Visitors need to announce themselves to gain entry at the Church St. entrance. Or visitors may make a special appointment by calling (904) 356-5507.