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John Salminen - Nash Gallery Exhibition

An essay about the current exhibition in the Nash Gallery

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Nash Gallery
Noah Lorsung
December 6th, 2008

The current exhibition at the Nash Gallery is a watercolor collection featuring work by John Salminen. His work, which depicts urban areas and places of commotion, is entirely watercolor based and uses great detail. He uses gouache as well, which is an opaque style of watercolor painting.

He paints many hours a day and has a passion for the arts. His work correlates to his love for music in many ways, as he is a jazz saxophonist as well as a painter. His work was interesting to me because it took away my belief that watercolors were typically bland and washed out, and not very appealing to my eye.