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John McCormick – Up from the Skies

Presented by Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery and First Tuesday ArtWalk and Mill Valley Art Dealers Association at Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery, Mill Valley CA

Oct 04 2022
Nov 23 2022
John McCormick – Up from the Skies

John McCormick, "Coastal Pathways" 2021 oil on canvas 48 x 48 inches

New landscape paintings in dialogue with the tradition, injecting contemporary interpretations

First Tuesday ArtWalk:
* October 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Reception for the Artist & Gallery Open House:
* Saturday, October 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:
* October 4 – November 23

How does a contemporary artist describe shifting daylight while projecting the sense of vast scale and towering elevations?

In his fifth solo exhibition of new landscape paintings at the Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery, John McCormick does just that. The Larkspur based artist continues his exploration of color, scale, and composition, within the tradition of American Landscape painting.

For McCormick, landscape painting has never been about documentation of the natural world, but rather a cultural construct that creates a dialogue with generations of painters working within the landscape tradition, while injecting contemporary interpretations of his own.

In this exhibition, McCormick acknowledges early Twentieth Century Tonal painters of the Carmel school such as, Francis McComas and Granville Redmond, by exploring their fascination with early evening and twilight color saturation, but on a larger scale.

He also contemplates the landscape as a pattern language of geometrical order focusing on the interplay of light, shadow, and texture, as an organizing process. The geometry of nature becomes apparent from ground level as well as up above where the distance from below offers the viewer a feeling of imagined flight or suspension.

John McCormick was born in 1950 in Minneapolis. His father, also a painter gave him his earliest artistic training. He later studied painting at the University of Minnesota as Well as the University of the Pacific before establishing a studio in Marin County. John McCormick continues to exhibit in California as well as galleries throughout the United States.


Free admission

Contact: 415.981.1080


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Additional time info:

First Tuesday ArtWalk:  October 4, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Reception for the Artist & Gallery Open House:  Saturday, October 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Friday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery

23 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941


Street parking available.


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