Timing is Everything a New Gallery Show From Cincinnati Couple
"Timing is Everything" in New Gallery Show From Cincinnati Couple
Eisele Gallery of Fine Art to Host MaryBeth Karaus and David Mueller in Joint Exhibit
MaryBeth Karaus and David Mueller celebrate their shared love for painting in a new gallery show called "Timing is Everything," taking place in Cincinnati from Sept. 8-Oct. 7 at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art. This unique two-person exhibit will showcase work rendered with a mix of refinement and spontaneous brushwork that utilizes a contemporary design aspect.
Karaus is a graduate of the DAAP program of the University of Cincinnati, but her artistic training began years before any formal study. As the daughter of a passionate artist, she was raised with an intrinsic appreciation and understanding of art. After concentrating for some time in watercolors, she found her passion in oil paint, a medium that will be on display in "Timing is Everything."
Mueller, a graduate of The American Academy of Art in Chicago, has completed a number of commissioned works for private collectors and has created large bodies of work for one-man shows in
New York and the Midwest as well as participating in group shows from coast to coast and in London.
In 2012 Karaus took an intensive study of classical drawing and painting with David Mueller, a fellow Cincinnati artist. The relationship soon grew into something more as both benefited from a mutual understanding of the passions that drive an artist and, most importantly, perfect timing.
"As a couple we are part of the lucky few that get to speak the same professional creative language and feel the same dynamics of effort, emotional investment and rewards in what we do," said Mueller.
Timing truly is everything in the pair's latest show, which touches on the trials and joys that make up the canvas of a lifetime. Works draw on the emotions of Mueller's recent health crisis, the loss of Karaus' parents, and the unexpected happiness that comes with finding a partner to share it all with.
"David and I are both motivated by capturing and sharing the simple beauty around us," said Karaus. "A painting can be an oasis of peace and give nourishment to the soul in an otherwise tumultuous and chaotic world."
More information on the show can be found at www.karausmuellerexhibit.com or www.eiselefineart.com.
Show dates: Sept. 8-Oct. 7, 2017
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am-5 pm ET, Saturday 10 am-3 pm ET
Opening Day Hours: noon-8 pm
Artist Reception 5-8 pm ET
Eisele Gallery of Fine Art , 5729 Dragon Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227, (513) 791-7717
About MaryBeth Karaus
MaryBeth Karaus first began her career as an artist in watercolors, a form she was drawn to from the teaching of Robert James Foose of the University of Kentucky. As a watercolor artist she participated in the Kentucky Watercolor Society Aqueous Show, the Lexington Art League Nude Show and the Cincinnati Art Club Viewpoint show. She also became a signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club. Karaus' career turned to oil with a workshop with respected artist Dan Gerhartz in 2004. In 2006 she won the Top Award of Excellence from the juried exhibition of Woman's Art Club of Cincinnati. Her work was accepted into the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2017. She was awarded status of Signature Member of OPA in 2015.
About David Mueller
Since 1989, David Mueller has been creating renderings for many private and corporate collectors, including gubernatorial portraits that hang in the Ohio State capital. With collectors internationally, Mueller has been accepted into numerous national and regional exhibitions including The Art Renewal Center, Oil Painters of America and Viewpoint (Cincinnati Art Club). His work has appeared on the cover of The Artists Magazine and in many regional print, television, and radio outlets. In 2009, David rendered a Christmas ornament that was displayed on the White House Christmas tree. Mueller has taught oil painting/drawing to numerous students both privately and in regional workshops. He has been sharing his knowledge of "Sophisticated Fundamentals" by paying forward concepts that he gleaned from numerous educational, peer group and historic inspirations.