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Gary Taneri’s ‘Portraits’ exhibition on display in Foster Art Gallery

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Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2023

Portraits by Warren, Ohio-based artist Gary Taneri are currently on display in the Foster Art Gallery on the Westminster College campus. A gallery reception will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The exhibition, which runs through Feb. 17, features a selection of portraits that vary in size, method and completion. Taneri’s portraits are unique in a way that they can range from a portrait sketch done in 30 minutes to a fully-finished portrait.

By accurately shaping and perfecting the location of the correct values, the portraits look like the subject at hand. Taneri applies colors in layers, scraping the paint after each layer to keep the surface as flat as possible allowing for corrections to be easily made.

“My goal is to capture an accurate resemblance of the subjects as well as portray their personalities and/or occupations,” said Taneri.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Foster Art Gallery, located in Patterson Hall on Westminster’s campus, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information about the exhibition or the gallery reception, please contact Summer Zickefoose, gallery director and associate professor of art, at or at 724-946-7267.