One of the region’s most admired artists, Bryan Haynes, brings the Midwest landscape to life in his upcoming solo exhibition, Narrative Landscapes: New Works by Bryan Hanes, Oct. 5 through 31 at Kodner Gallery.
The opening night cocktail reception with the artist will be held from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Kodner Gallery, 9650 Clayton Road.
With his expressive rolling hills and vibrant colors, Haynes carries on the pastoral legacy of 1930s Regionalist painters Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood. Yet his contemporaries recognize something distinct, modern and relevant in his work.
“We are honored to be holding such a special exhibition for Bryan Haynes. He is one of Missouri’s most talented painters who illustrates the Midwest with pure and romantic representations of its natural scenery,” said Jonathan Kodner, owner of Kodner Gallery.
The opening reception includes a silent auction of an original piece created by Bryan Haynes. All of the proceeds from the silent auction and a portion of the proceeds from the sales of any other artwork in this exhibition will be donated to the Kodner Gallery Art Therapy Program at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital.
“Haynes often uses his exceptional skills for a greater good. The opening reception will be a memorable night where the public can see firsthand the work of such an accomplished artist as well as help raise money for a special cause,” Kodner said.
The opening night reception is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Complimentary valet parking is available.
With his commercial work, the muralist has graced the pages of national magazines, international advertising campaigns, CD covers, posters, and book covers, from Agatha Christie to the cover of Scarlett, the sequel to Gone With the Wind.
Among his recent corporate and institutional commissions are murals and large-scale paintings for the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo., the Missouri Botanical Garden’s permanent collection and the Westward Expansion Memorial Museum at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Haynes has won numerous awards, including The Society of Illustrators-New York awards, Print Magazine Awards, Communication Arts Awards, and Graphis-Switzerland. Proceeds from the sale of Haynes’ work during the Masters Series on Sept. 15 and during Narrative Landscapes: New Works by Bryan Haynes will benefit Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital.
Visit www.kodnergallery.com or call 314-993-4477 for more information about Kodner Gallery’s special Bryan Haynes Exhibit.