The Gallery 4 presents "Elementals" Recent Works by Matt Hunter and Gabrielle Fischer

"Elementals" opens Saturday, September 7th, 2013 and runs through Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at The Gallery 4 (206 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside, 412-363-5050). The opening reception will take place Saturday, September 7th, 2013 from 7-11PM and will be opened to the general public with complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres provided by The Gallery 4. The Gallery 4 is open Tuesday through Saturday 1- 8PM .

The Gallery 4 is pleased to welcome back Matt Hunter and Gabrielle Fischer. Hunter and Fischer, spouses And Pittsburgh natives, will be returning to The Gallery 4 with their second exhibition of Collaborative works, "Elementals".

Matt Hunter studied fine art and illustration at Pratt Institute and finished his training at Carlow University. Hunter's work has been displayed in a variety of galleries and venues thought Pittsburgh including The Mattress Factory, 3G Gallery, Future Tenant, Zenith Gallery, and recently at RAW Artists Pittsburgh. Matt has also employed his creative talents amongst numerous interdisciplinary events, including live paintings and expositions with events production companies such as BC1, Touch Faster, and GreyArea.

Gabrielle Fischer is an instructor at the Community College of Allegheny County. A natural artist, Gabrielle enjoys exploring and experimenting various techniques of painting. Fischer has worked in open studio group exhibitions in Lawrenceville and the Strip District, as well as having her works displayed at various artisan markets and festivals. Select pieces by Fischer are currently on exhibit at UPMC Hospital in Oakland.

"Elementals", is an exhibition comprised of collaborative and independent works by the husband and wife duo. Elementals, explores the space inside and around us, using a variety of mediums, including faux –encaustic, gauche, and acrylic. The artwork depicts fanciful beings and places that exist beyond our perception. The title of the exhibit, Elementals, derives from the writings of 16th century Renaissance Physician, Paracelsus. In his writings, he depicted the Four Classical Elements (Earth/Air/ Fire/Water) as embodied by four alchemical entities: Gnomes, Sylphs, Salamanders, and Undines, respectively. Hunter and Fischer had an inspired starting point from researching these ideas and creatures and have further advanced with new visual interpretations; often adding technology as the intertwining quintessence.

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The Gallery 4 is committed to redefining the nature of a conventional gallery. We feature works from a variety of national artists and local talent. We also carry a variety of limited edition toys and clothing. Fine art should be within the reach of everyone, and at The Gallery 4 we are making this a reality.

Select Images from Elementals:

 

"Earth"

"Air"

"Fire"

"Water"

"Formed by Stone"

"Demure Enhancement"

"Earth Dweller: Goldie"

"Earth Dweller: Sunset"

"Earth Dweller: Sunrise"

"Halloween Tree: For Bradbury"

"Air Spirit"

"Meteor Shower"

"Fire Spirit"

"Tech Nouveau 1"

"Tech Nouveau 2"

"Tech Nouveau 3"

"The Effects of Technology Over Time"

"The Wanderer"

"Buda"

"Crystal City"

"Crystal Temple"

"Crystal Citadel"

"Crystal Warship"

"Gnome"

"Sylph"

"Salamander"

"Undine"

 

"Wave"

"Crystal Transport"