Bucks County Herald

Berk exhibits non-objective expressionism at Timmons

Don Berk’s non-objective works are painted from all four sides and can be hung as the viewer sees fit.

An opening reception for the solo show “Don Berk – Non-Objective Expressionism” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Rich Timmons Gallery, 3795 US-202, Doylestown, opposite Mechanicsville Road.

The show will continue through Sunday, June 25.

Berk said his work is not abstract art, although many call it that, because it’s not abstracted from anything. Instead, he said, “It stands on its own.

“When people ask what one of my paintings is, I reply that it’s paint on canvass and not meant to mirror what we see around us,” Berk said. “The camera can capture that perfectly, and in fact, without the camera, many modern art movements would not have been born.”

Berk said his painting is about balance, positive and negative space, movement and depth.

“The balance and movement must work regardless of the viewers’ perspectives. So, of course, I paint from all four sides and sign on the corners so each painting can be hung from any of its four sides.

“Within that space, I create neighborhoods and/or landscapes in which to lose yourself.”

Patrons may hang a painting vertically and later rotate the piece to a horizontal perspective.

“Most people see images and even philosophical themes when they spend time with my work,” he said.



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