Jonathan Hertzel: When Sparks Fly highlights the artist's recent work in watercolor alongside one of his dynamic bronze sculptures, Adam Splitting.
A former, longtime resident of Bucks County, Hertzel recently moved to Santa Fe with his wife, fellow artist Linda Guenste. The change in location has prompted a shift in both medium and subject matter for Hertzel, turning from oils and bronze to more portable watercolor, which has allowed the artist to work rapidly and with great expression. His distinctive swirling, organic forms are still present, but now in an updated color palette and with an entirely new character.
Hertzel was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at Alfred University. His work has been exhibited at the Woodmere Art Museum, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the James A. Michener Art Museum.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website