Ackerman Galleries Kohala

Gary Ackerman

Contact Information
Gary Ackerman
Ackerman Galleries
Phone: (808)889-5971

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 961
Kapaau, Hi 96755

 

 

Founding contributor and First President of
the Grants Pass Art Museum in Oregon.
Hawaii resident and gallery owner for over 35 years.
Listed in International Who's Who of Artists.

 

Born
Los Angeles, California in 1941

 

Education
Art Center, Los Angeles
Sorbonne, Paris
University of California

Exhibits and Shows
Sutton Galleries - New Orleans
Newbern Galleries - Dallas
Merrill Chase Galleries - Chicago
Two Squares Gallery - Denver
Tallman Galleries - New York
Ira Roberts Galleries - Los Angeles
Pace Galleries - Houston
Mauna Lani Gallery - Hawaii
Trebor Galleries - San Francisco
Brennen Gallery - Palm Desert
Regency Galleries - Atlanta
Ackerman Galleries - Hawaii

 

Modern Impressionistic Style
His free liquid style, varied techniques,(oil washes and glazing,
acrylic underpaint, textured two and three-dimensional surfaces,
fused glass/mixed media including goldleaf, epoxies,
resins and other organic materials) strong sense of form
and composition have won him international acclaim.

 

Artist Statement
I aim to capture the brevity and essence of the subject,
to stop the world and create a moment in time.
My paintings take me outdoors for spontaneous impressions of the landscape.
Studio work brings creativity and refinement.
My palette is ever changing, combining traditional and modern techniques to bring
a special vision where I live and understanding of our earth through art.

 

Critique
Gary Ackerman's style might be best described as "expressionistic";
combining impressionist and abstractionist technique with his own unique synthesis
of creative energies. A master of color, form and texture, his work commands
a national and international audience. It is common to find him abroad studying,
seeking and looking for that one moment in time that will capture his attention and inspire
greatness on canvas. However, we also enjoy his beautiful Hawaiian paintings,
his ability to capture the most intimate and dramatic moods of the Islands leaving us with
a feeling of warmth and aloha. At home on the Big Island of Hawaii he continues
to amaze the art community. With an endless amount of energy and persistence toward quality
and perfection, it is no wonder that Gary Ackerman is one of the few artists today that can fill
an entire gallery with his own work and still hold the viewer's interest.
Gary is considered to be a leading landscape and still-life artist on Hawaii today.
His Modern Impressionistic, free liquid style, varied techniques and textural two and
three-dimensional surfaces along with a strong sense of form have won him international acclaim.
His diversity is masterful and skilled, a true alchemist his colors are radiantly powerful
and his composition and form are most convincing.