Serenade is an exhibition of paintings by the artist Gail Spaien.
Inspired by the symbolism, contradiction, and pleasure embedded in folk art traditions of New England and Dutch floral painting of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Spaien’s most recent series captures fleeting moments in a picturesque landscape. She suspends the viewer in an idealized world where emotions remain light. Looking at her paintings, one takes respite in the beauty of nature and home.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website