This fall, you are cordially invited to slow down and reclaim your peace of mind at Lebanon Picture Frame & Fine Art Gallery (LPF). As a way to relieve the stresses of these uncertain times, join us and partake in LPF’s latest exhibition—the balance and beauty of Paul Gallo’s impressionistic paintings. Much has changed in the world since Gallo’s brilliant paintings last graced the gallery walls of LPF, but what remains constant is the vitality and harmony one can expect to find in his en plein air creations, where ephemeral moments are captured in bold, confident brushstrokes. In observance of the recent social distancing guidelines and to help curb the spread of COVID-19, LPF will not be hosting a live artist’s reception. The exhibition will be available to view via LPF’s Facebook Page beginning at 5pm on Friday, October 2, 2020. The artist’s latest work can also be viewed in person during the months of October and November until Saturday, November 28, 2020. To view the works in person, the gallery is open during its normal operating hours.
Paul Gallo enjoys utilizing the tactile quality of oils and paints in a representational manner. Inspired by all things visual, his primary area of interest is painting en plein air. Though he humbly claims that his work is purely representational and “nothing profound,” his confident brushstrokes gently guide his viewers out of the moment and into his serene landscapes. Gallo was born in Philipsburg, PA and now works from his home studio in Middletown. He attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, HACC, and then obtained a BFA from Syracuse University. Working to perfect his craft, Gallo has also attended many workshops with renowned artists over the years and hosts workshops of his own. He currently teaches college level painting, drawing, and design at HACC.
Gallo is a current member of the Harrisburg area outdoor oil painting group, “Seven Lively Artists.” The group has been in existence for over sixty years, with nineteen active members. He has been in many juried shows and museum exhibits over the years, including the Lebanon Valley College Spring Juried Exhibition, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, and The State Museum of Pennsylvania. More recently, he has shown his work at York Creative in York, PA and Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, Plein Air Show, in Lancaster, PA in 2019.