Last night, New York artist, Jason Eisner made an appearance at the Richard App Gallery to talk about his work. He is visiting West Michigan this weekend with a show dedicated to animals that have lost their lives on the road.
Jason Eisner, a painter and multimedia artist, uses public spaces in NYC as his medium and venue. He has an ongoing exhibit of street art that he places on view for the public to enjoy.
Eisner’s connection to Grand Haven is through his association with Chris Potus. The artists are part of a group of New York City painters, called Painting in New York. Their relationship began in the mid-1990s when several of the artists trained under first- and second-generation abstract expressionists at Manhattan’s New York Studio School. These relationships offered them the flexibility to travel and paint in different places by supporting each other with housing, and opportunities to explore and create new work.
“On the Road, Paintings by Jason Eisner” opens Thursday at The Fire Barn Gallery, 18 N. Fifth St. in Grand Haven. The artist will give West Michigan another gallery talk on his work, set for 6—9 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit runs through February 25. The gallery is open from noon—6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
The Fire Barn Gallery is a collaboration between Grand Haven Artwalk and the MSDDA. The gallery underwent substantial renovations in September of 2011, and is now under the direction of artist/curator Chris Protas.
Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fire-Barn-Gallery/120748537968591?sk=info
The Richard App Gallery is located at 910 Cherry Street in the East Hills Shopping District.
Photography: Terry Johnston