04/18/2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Finch Lane Gallery
54 Finch Lane
Portrait painter Jeffrey Hale uses his humanist perceptions of people and intuitive sensibilities to draw out the unique characteristics of his subjects. The resulting body of works is called “Beyond Likenesses: Essential Truths in Modern Portraiture.” The exhibition is on view March 14 through May 2, with an opening reception on March 14 from 6-8 p.m. Hale will discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on April 18.
Hale’s portraits begin with no concept of what the completed work will look like. “I paint my subjects while utterly absorbed by and immersed in an inaudible, but intimate, conversation of personal details that I then portray with paint,” says Hale. “I paint the things people don’t say. The paintings progress as I listen in this deeper way…and my hands have learned to speak with color and shadow, emotion and energy all poured onto the canvas.”
As a primarily self-taught artist, Hale has developed his own way of listening and seeing. He has exhibited at the Springville Museum of Art, Utah Artists Hands, Patrick Moore Gallery, the Visual Art Institute, the Loge at Pioneer Theatre, the Hive Gallery, and Evergreen Framing and Gallery, among other venues. Most recently he participated in the Poliform Architectural Solutions pop up exhibition.