Monday, September 3, 2012

BRISTOL: James Vogler's paintings on exhibit at the WalkOver Gallery

Opening and Reception: September 8, 2012, 5-7 pm
On exhibit through November 2, 2012
The WalkOver Gallery
Bristol, Vt.

A new exhibit of James Vogler's paintings, A Trail Of Breadcrumbs, will be on exhibit at the WalkOver Gallery (Bristol, Vt.) during September and October. The Imagery in this work, which springs from readings of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, distills moments of time captured in abstraction.  The visual journey on the canvases depicts obstacles and clearings, much like a memory of a walk in the woods. His colors combine transparency and opacity; his forms vacillate from geometric to amorphous, creating paintings that have bold character co-existing with an intimate sensitivity. Much like a fairy tale, the viewer is given a chance to immerse in the wanderings of the artist, coming out with more questions about life rather than just answers.

Not to be Taken Lightly. 48x48. Oil/graphite on canvas (2012). by James Vogler

Vogler was born in New Jersey and received his B.A. in painting from Kean University in 1976. He continued his education at Rutgers in the Masters Art History program and later in the Masters Painting program at Kean University. He worked for nine years as an art installer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and, during this time, continued to paint and develop his style of color field abstraction. In 1991, he and his family moved to Vermont to pursue new business opportunities. Since returning to painting full time in 2007, Vogler has exhibited works widely in the New England region and Canada. Working largely in oil on canvas, he continues to draw upon his personal experience and surroundings for inspiration in his work.

To see more of Vogler’s work, visit his website at

The WalkOver Gallery
15 Main Street
Bristol, Vt.
Open: Monday to Friday, 9-4
Weekends by appointment
Contact: 802-453-3188