Artist Spotlight features Wisconsin native, Doug Hatch, best known for his realistic paintings of urban scenes. A full-time artist working from photographs in his studio, Hatch employs traditional methods of photo realism using strong diagonals, reflected surfaces, and transparent components to depict vibrant street scenes. In addition to these urban scenes, Hatch paints plein air landscapes of rural Wisconsin with deep vistas and spatial infinities.
"Oscar Wilde may have been right that “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life,” but two new exhibitions at the Tory Folliard Gallery give us two new reasons to be impressed by the power of art to imitate life. Read More
"Doug Hatch has a way of turning seemingly unremarkable places — bus stops, crosswalks, storefronts — into energetic paintings. The grids, lines, rich colors and reflective energy of a streetscape become meditations on the mutability and vibrant energy latent in the city. His photorealistic paintings of urban scenes will be exhibited with new trompe-l'oeil sculptures by Ron Isaacs. For more than 30 years, Isaacs has been creating delicate wood sculptures that resemble fabric garments and antique objects. There will be an artists' reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m."
Excerpt copied from the Journal Sentinel, full article by Mary Louise Schumacher of Art City. Read More