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Opening Reception for Bob Stuth-Wade exhibition "The Comfort of Trees"


Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Valley House Gallery presents a solo exhibition of recent work by Bob Stuth-Wade that opens with a reception on Saturday, January 15, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at Valley House Gallery in Dallas.

"The Comfort of Trees" includes recent paintings, watercolors, and mixed media works by Bob Stuth-Wade. About this body of work, Bob Stuth-Wade writes:

"Almost every day during quarantine Bhakti and I went to Proctor Lake. She sniffed. I painted. For years I saw nothing beautiful there until I began to see that seeing itself is beauty. Proctor then became a place of practice, like the cushion I sit on to meditate each morning and night. The trees there have become companions and objects of devotion. Standing, rooted down, reaching up, stable and engaged with air and earth, they are my teachers. Standing, seeing, rooted in this moment, I am present because the intensity of painting outside demands it. The voice that says, “You can’t,” surrenders to the doing. Experience inevitably, unpredictably, completes itself. Passing through insecurity to completion in fragile confidence is the joy of painting. This silent verity is my ever-present work."

Bob Stuth-Wade’s self-directed art education began under his mentor, Dallas artist Perry Nichols, when he was a student at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. In 2019, Jesuit Dallas Museum presented the exhibition "Bob Stuth-Wade: 'Whatever you do, that which makes you feel most alive, that is where God is' (Saint Ignatius of Loyola)" for which Bob Stuth-Wade gave an Artist Talk.

Bob Stuth-Wade's work has been written about by Eleanor Jones Harvey of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Frederick Turner in American Arts Quarterly, Judy Deaton for The Grace Museum, and Rebecca Lawton for his recent Valley House catalogue. Museum exhibitions include Jesuit Dallas Museum, The Grace Museum, and San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. This is Bob Stuth-Wade’s 11th solo exhibition since 1991 at Valley House Gallery.

Bob Stuth-Wade will give an Artist Talk at Valley House Gallery on Saturday, January 29, at 11:00am.

"Bob Stuth-Wade: The Comfort of Trees" will be on view from January 15 through February 19, 2022, at Valley House Gallery.

Preview the exhibition on the Valley House Gallery website

Preview the exhibition on Artsy

Image: Bob Stuth-Wade, "Dublin Cemetery," 2021, watercolor on paper, 40 3/16 x 26 1/4 inches paper size

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