American Art Collector Magazine~GREG MORT & JON MORT by Greg Mort Collection

American Art Collector Magazine features the work of artists Greg Mort and Jon Mort in their November 2017 issue.  Father and son artists will present their latest creations in NEW HORIZONS at the historic Somerville Manning Gallery on the Brandywine River.

Breck’s Mill, 2nd Floor
101 Stone Block Row
Greenville, DE 19807
P 302.652.0271
F 302.652.1946

Somerville Manning Gallery is wheelchair-accessible
Visitors with special needs are encouraged to call in advance

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

Or by appointment 

Greg Mort’s eARTh: The Art of Stewardship by Anna Fine Foer by Greg Mort Collection

In this exhibit, Mort’s passion for environmentalism is combined with his practice as a photorealist oil painter. However, the works on view are all giclees on canvas and one on paper, presenting images which have been reproduced for years and are available in many iterations.

This show is not so much about seeing the artist’s technique up close and personal. Rather, it encourages awareness for the foundation established by the Mort Family to encourage good stewardship of the earth and environmental awareness through the arts. In many ways, this exhibit celebrates our role as caretakers of our tiny oasis in space, presenting familiar images of our planet and setting them at a human scale.

In “One World,” our blue planet is the size of a basketball and its colour is reflected on the metal studs of heavy, old doors. It is a tiny orb amongst seashells in “Oceans,” reminding us of the perception that our planet is but a mere speck in the cosmos, like a grain of sand.

Mort’s tableaus are reminiscent of traditional, northern European paintings, called nature morte in French, literally dead nature, and a connection to the artist’s surname is so obvious one must make note of the irony.

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Serlachius Museum Presents Greg Mort - Starry Skies of Art by Greg Mort Collection

THE STARRY SKIES OF ART

The Starry Skies of Art is the first review in Finland at the Serlachius Museum in which the distant cosmos is brought closer, both in old realistic depictions and in recent works of contemporary art.     

The sky and its phenomena can be much more than the dramatic background of landscape paintings. Space, stars and the entire universe may be an integral part of the symbolism, theme and narrative of a work.

Art and science perceive the same world, but in different ways. In some cases, astronomy is an aid to interpreting symbolism, sometimes even a means to determine accurately the time when the artist sketched a painting. Sometimes the artist uses scientific discoveries and means in the service of imagination.

The exhibition Starry Skies of Art presents both Finnish and foreign works. Works of traditional art and fascinating contemporary art are included. Some of the works are being exhibited in Finland for the first time. Among them are works by American artist Greg Mort including his "ZERO - G Apples" that was exhibited aboard the International Space Station in the First Art Exhibition in Space. The exhibition gives a new perspective on art history and at the same time establishes connections to views of the universe that humankind has held at different times in the past.

The exhibition is curated by Helena Sederholm, Professor of Art Education at Aalto University, and Markus Hotakainen, a science writer, who have for a long time worked to combine art and science. They have published many articles on the theme in books, magazines and newspapers, and have given lectures at a number of conferences.

The Starry Skies of Art exhibition runs at Serlachius Museum Gösta until 8 January 2017.

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Greg Mort's - ISLAND WONDERS - Open Studio by Greg Mort Collection

ISLAND WONDERS - Open Studio - August 6 & 7, 2016, 10am to 5pm, Port Clyde, Maine

Greg Mort will again join his son Jon Mort to present their annual summer open studio at Fieldstone Castle their summer home and studio in Port Clyde, Maine.  An artist talk will take place Saturday, August 6th at 1PM. For more information call: 207-372-8658.

American Art Collector Magazine FeatureS Greg Mort & Jon Mort by Greg Mort Collection

American Art Collector Magazine's November 2015 issue features the creations of artists Greg Mort and Jon Mort.  Focusing on their TWO ROADS - A Father and Son Exploration exhibition at Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville, DE 

Opening Reception: Friday November 20th, 5:30 to 7:30pm - Artists Talk - 6:30pm

Exhibition will run November 20th to December 19th, 2015