Alan Gough’s paintings to be featured at Keny Galleries

If you’re in Columbus, Ohio, for business or pleasure during the next six weeks, put a visit to Keny Galleries in German Village on your agenda. From June 6 until July 18, 2008, the intensely beautiful paintings by Ohio artist Alan Gough will be featured. Gallery co-owner Tim Keny is a Bexley resident whose lovely wife and children were always part of school events in which my daughter participated as she was growing up. On his website, Keny writes, “Jim and I are honored to be representing Alan Gough, who has been a visual poet of the Ohio landscape, in all its guises, for nearly 50 years. His paintings have spare, architectonic pictorial designs that lend a quiet, contemplative authority to his art that transcends the mere documentation of nature.” The exhibit is one you won’t want to miss.

Keny Galleries
300 East Beck Street
Columbus, Ohio 43206
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

German Village Society Calendar of Events

2 Replies to “Alan Gough’s paintings to be featured at Keny Galleries”

  1. Absolutely stunning artwork. I haven’t been to Ohio in six years and started looking at the paintings and was transported back to trips to town on farm roads like that, my mother driving our precarious Datsun and visiting the Bryan library to pick up books about exotic places like Missouri and San Francisco (I am thinking particularly of the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder), and then stopping at Chief Supermarket for groceries. We loaded up the hatchback and then traveled back home across the Ohio flats with single trees at the meeting of two fields and occasional creek beds with little or no banks…

    Thanks for the beautiful images. Wish I had some time off to travel to German Village and see them…

  2. Jo:

    I love Gough’s paintings too. As your vivid flash memoir shows, they plumb our deep reservoirs of both visual impressions of and feelings about rural Ohio.

    My door is always open, and the exhibit runs for six weeks. Believe it or not, my brother, sister-in-law, and nephew live just outside your hometown, and I’m overdue for a visit. However, I’m not sure I can make the trip soon, because I’m (fortunately) under contract to edit two book manuscripts.

    Someday… (smiling)

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