“The Risk to Bloom”, acrylic painting by Bill Mittler, 6’ wide x 3’ high. Photographed by Richard Gardner.
Paintings by Bill Mittler
July 18 to August 2, 2015
Reception: July 19, 1-3 pm
“It is only because of our not knowing that we can feel a purpose in life. This is precisely the charm of a curved line.”
–Beopjeong, Korean Zen master
This exhibit of the paintings of Bill Mittler at the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island encompasses the artist’s long-time concern with color, form, content and the total visual and emotional experience of art, reflecting of his spiritual journey through life. As a painter, this journey has transitioned from realism to surrealism, to color-field paintings, and now to bold and dramatic abstraction.
Bill Mittler’s formal training began at an early age at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. He continued his studies at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, and then at the Cleveland Art Institute. After moving to New York he studied at the Art Students League. His work has been exhibited in both group and solo shows and is in a number of private collections. He currently resides in Northport.