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East meets West...or Visa Versa
Bob Ichter and Liang Wei - New Works
R. John (Bob) Ichter
November 8, 2006 - December 10, 2006
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery is pleased to exhibit new paintings by Southern artist Bob Ichter and Northwest painter Liang Wei.

R.John Ichter is an award-winning artist who is quickly captivating the art scene wherever his work is shown. Also known as "Bob" to his friends, Ichter's romantic pastels are richly colored and hand-rubbed onto lushly textured black suede archival board. The strengths of Ichter's pastels include vibrant, saturated colors and strong compositions. According to Ichter, each piece is designed to evoke a certain time of day and to transport the viewer to another place.

Moody, thoughtful and alluring are a few words that are frequently used to describe the paintings of Liang Wei.

Born in China, Liang Wei was trained as a traditional portrait artist and landscape painter before moving to the Northwest more than 20 years ago. Highly educated and well respected in his career as a painter in China, Liang Wei was able to respond to the influences of the Western World and American painters upon his move to the US.

Influenced by Edward Hopper, Grant Wood and Northwest Contemporary Susan Bennerstrom, Liang Wei's landscapes reflect a style that is moody, provocative and thought provoking all combined with an excellent foundation in composition, design and technique.