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Painter Norman Grandstaff Explores “Two Worlds” in Show at Barrel Oak Winery


Washington, DC painter Norman Grandstaff comes to Delaplane, Virginia’s Barrel Oak Winery October 17 with a show fresh from New York’s West Chelsea Arts District

Vienna, VA, October 10, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Washington, DC painter Norman Grandstaff comes to Delaplane, Virginia’s Barrel Oak Winery October 17 with a show fresh from New York’s West Chelsea Arts District entitled “Two Worlds.”

The show will feature a dozen works that aptly mirror the show’s theme.

Half the works were produced with oil paint and lacquer, two media that result in a smooth surface reminiscent of Asian lacquer paintings. The other half were produced with encaustic paint, which results in a rugged surface, and incorporate found objects and cut-and-pasted words and texts that clearly reflect the influence of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg on Grandstaff’s art.

Raised in the 1960s amid the violence and crime of poverty-ridden South Bronx, Grandstaff spent summer vacations on a farm in Mid-Western Virginia. His childhood immersion in dual worlds—one harsh, one pastoral—haunt Grandstaff’s work, as it has haunted the artist throughout his lifetime.

“Two Worlds” opens October 17 with a reception for the artist from 5 pm to 8 pm and continues through January 2. Hours of the show are from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; and from 11 am to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday. The show is closed on Tuesday.

Barrel Oak Winery is located at 3623 Grove Lane, Delaplane, VA, one-half mile off I-66 West. Detailed directions can be found at www.barreloak.com. More information is available at 540.364.6402.

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