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Forged by Drought, Flood, and Fire: Scenes of Remnant Landscapes
February 27 - March 22, 2004

 

This solo exhibition of landscape paintings by Philip Juras was held at the Circle Gallery at the University of Geogia. The gallery is part of the HB Owens Library at the College of Environment and Design. An opening for the exhibit was held on Friday, February 27th 4pm - 7pm. The 46 paintings in the exhibition were comprised of both field studies and studio work painted over the last few years.

Much thanks to Rene Shoemaker who was very much responsible for making this show happen, and to John Allen for helping me frame it, and to Bill Paul for helping me hang it.

View a list of the paintings shown

 

Contact the Artist:
Philip Juras
233 Dubose Ave
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 227-0422
philip@philipjuras.com
Contact the Gallery:
The Circle Gallery
René D. Shoemaker, Director
(706) 542-8292
rds@uga.edu

 


Artist's Statement:


These paintings explore the visual qualities of natural landscapes that derive their unique characteristics from the limiting stresses of repeated natural disturbances, in particular: fire, flood, and drought. Due to these natural stresses, landscape features that would normally be obscured by vegetation become clearly legible. The resulting spatial configurations are often suffused with abundant light and atmospheric effect, but it is typically the coherent patterns and textures of the endemic vegetation that establish the essence of the scene.

As natural landscapes go, these environments are, on the whole, not very complex from a visual point of view, and it is in part their simplicity that attracts me to them. On the other hand, understanding that their visual attributes, and indeed their very existence, are a result of thousands of years of natural disturbance, for me, adds a great deal of significance and even mystery to the imagery.

I find I am drawn repeatedly to visit and to paint these places where the bend of an opening around distant trees invites exploration as the mind wanders over sunlit grasses.

Philip Juras


List of Images - Updated 3-18-04

(organized by order hung in the gallery)

Image#NameLocationMediaSizeDatePrice
1Greenwood PlantationThomasville, GAOil on Canvas22 1/2 x 16 October, 2003
2Savanna in Evening LightApalachicola National Forest, FLOil on Board5 1/5 x 14May, 2001
3Out in the SavannaApalachicola National Forest, FLOil on Canvas16 1/2 x 22 1/2October, 2003
4Long Leaf in the Big WoodsGreenwood Plantation, Thomasville, GAOil on Paper8 x 10 May, 2002
5Sandy Creek TrunksOconee National Forest, GAOil on Paper10 x 10 March, 2003NFS
6Floodplain ForestReed Bingham State Park, GAOil on Paper8 x 10 May, 2002
7Rock and Shoals FlatrockClarke County, GAOil on Canvas30 x 36 February, 2001 
8Savanna in Early Morning FogApalachicola National Forest, FLOil on Paper10 x 10 May, 2001
9Pine StandSeminole State Park, GAOil on Paper10 x 10 May, 2002
10Savanna in Morning LightApalachicola National Forest, FLOil on Paper10 x 10 May, 2001
11Morning MistApalachicola National Forest, FLOil on Paper10 x 10October, 2003
12Edge of the Grassy BaldPisgah National Forest, NCOil on Paper7 3/4 x 7 5/8May, 2003
13Chalky BluestemSeminole State Park, GAOil on Paper8 x 10May, 2003
14Laurel Fork Drainage #3Pisgah National Forest, NCOil on Paper10 x 10 September, 2003
15Vernal Pool #2Heggie's Rock , Columbia County, GAOil on Paper10 x 10 June, 2002
16Heggie's RockColumbia County, GAOil on Canvas48 x 60 March, 2001 
17Peabody WoodsDover, MAOil on Paper6 1/2 x 10 June, 2003 
18Blood MountainNorth GeorgiaOil on Paper8 x 10 May, 2002
19Graveyard Fields #2Pisgah National Forest, NCOil on Paper6 x 8 September, 2003
20Graveyard Fields #1Pisgah National Forest, NCOil on Paper6 x 7 September, 2003 
21Laurel Fork Drainage #1Pisgah National Forest, NCOil on Canvas12 x 16 September, 2003
22Desoto FallsChattahoochee National Forest, GAOil on Paper8 x 10May, 2003
23Sandy Creek BoulderOconee National Forest, GAOil on Paper8 x 10 April, 2003
24Vernal Pools at Heggie's RockColumbia County, GAOil on Canvas48 x 66 December, 2001
25Smith River RangelandCascade County, MTOil on Paper9 1/4 x 14 1/8May, 2001
26Black Balsam Knob 6,200 FeetPisgah National Forest, NCOil on Paper10 x 13 7/8September, 2003
27White Cliffs SunsetMissouri River Breaks, MTOil on Paper10 x 10 May, 2001 
28The Front RangeCascade County, MTOil on Paper7 7/8 x 14 1/8May, 2001 
29Eagle Creek CliffsMissouri River Breaks, MTOil on Paper7 3/8 x 14 1/8May, 2001 
30Belt ParkLittle Belt Mountains, MTOil on Paper14 1/8 x 18 1/8May, 2001 
31White CliffsMissouri River Breaks, MTOil on Paper12 3/4 x 17 1/2May, 2001 
32Gulf Dunes #2Deer Lake State Park, FLOil on Paper7 1/2 x 10 October, 2003NFS
33Gulf Dunes #1St. Joe Beach, FLOil on Paper5 1/4 x 8 October, 2003 
34Gulf Coast Marsh #3Steinhatchee, FLOil on Paper10 x 10 May, 2001
35Fore DunesCumberland Island, GAOil on Paper8 x 10 May, 2002 
36Chehaw RiverColleton County, SCOil on Canvas mounted to Board8 x 11 July, 1995
37Gulf Coast Marsh #1St. Marks NWR, FLOil on Board11 x 14 May, 2001 
38Crooked River #2St. Marys, GAOil on Paper7 5/8 x 7 3/4May, 2003 
39Crooked River #4St. Marys, GAOil on Paper4 5/8 x 8 May, 2003
40Crooked River #3Crooked River 3Oil on Paper4 3/4 x 8 May, 2003
41Crooked River #1St. Marys, GAOil on Paper8 x 10 May, 2003 
42Chesser PrairieOkefenokee NWR, GAOil on Paper8 x 10 May, 2002
43Chesser PrairieOkefenokee NWR, GAOil on Paper10 x 10 May, 2003
44Water Lily and Never WetOkefenokee NWR, GAOil on Paper5 7/8 x 9 5/8May, 2003
45Sandy Creek EveningOconee National Forest, GAOil on Paper3 7/8 x 6 5/8March, 2003 
46Laurel Fork Drainage #2Pisgah National Forest, NCOil on Canvas16 x 22 September, 2003 

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706-227-0422
philip@philipjuras.com

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