Greg Dearth is a portrait and landscape artist, living and working in southwest Ohio. The artworks in his solo exhibition, Portraits of Imagination, at Dublin Arts Council are a visual contemplation of the different internal worlds we inhabit. Dearth’s commissioned portraits are often circumscribed in their external view, but in this work, created for his own artistic expression, Dearth is able to explore his subject matter with a far less literal interpretation.
“It seems we all pick different tribes to join. And a good portrait should allude to this internal reality,” says Dearth.
Dearth is a native of Dayton, Ohio. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University and began his career as a commercial illustrator for publishing houses, Fortune 500 companies and advertising agencies. His body of fine art, which includes portraiture, landscape and still life has been exhibited in numerous galleries, including a large mural on permanent display at the National Civil War Museum. His commissioned portraits can be found in public and private collections around the country. He currently teaches drawing and oil painting at the Rosewood Art Centre in Kettering, Ohio.
Greg Dearth: Portraits of Imagination opens with a reception on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Dr., in Dublin. The exhibition will remain on view through Nov. 7. The reception and the exhibition are free of charge. Reception hors d’oeuvres are provided by Bleu & Fig, Dublin Arts Council’s Visual Art Series catering sponsor. Gallery hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details: www.dublinarts.org or 614.889.7444.