01 Mar PRESENTING: John Dierdorf’s “Thoughts of Spring” in the Meyer Najem Gallery
John Dierdorf is the definition of modern impressionism. His abstract impressionist methods emerged as his preferred style and definition of work with the use of loose, spontaneous brushstrokes to capture the essence of a subject. Dierdorf says, “Spending time in the garden or taking in the scenic landscape from the back porch provides inspiration for new works as my painting style continues to evolve.”
His preferred medium is boldly colored acrylics. When possible, he enjoys blending subtle tones to create an interesting expression that includes architectural elements, trees, and flowers. Dierdorf draws inspiration from several painters including Robert Indiana, Monet, Miro, Kandinsky, and Pollock.
His passions for architecture indeed stem from his architecture studies at Ball State University. There he learned not only how to create buildings, functional interiors, and exterior spaces between and around buildings but also how to be a curious observer of his surroundings and how light and shadow impart character. Those lessons all provided a great foundation for his current painting projects, not just his architecture career!
John Dierdorf will be showcasing his work in the Meyer Najem Gallery in Fishers this spring for April and May 2020. Please join him for his opening reception on Friday, May 8th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, on the second floor. His work is also currently available for purchase online and no-contact pickup to maximize social distancing during this quarantine period at https://squareup.com/store/nickel-plate-arts/ . Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
John Dierdorf’s Past Exhibits:
1977 | Penrod Arts Fair | Exhibitor
1978 | Indiana State Fair | Arts Exhibitor
Jan 2017 | Nickel Plate Arts “Artist Next Door” | 3 pieces
Feb 2018 | Nickel Plate Arts “Paint the Town Red” | 1 piece
May 2018 | Nickel Plate Arts “May Flowers” | 4 pieces
Sep 2018 | Nickel Plate Arts “A Time to Remember” | 1 piece
Nov 2018 | Nickel Plate Arts “Prized Possessions” | 1 piece, 2nd place award
Jan – Mar 2019 | Meyer Najem Contemporary Art Gallery “Two Architects/Two Artists” | 21 pieces
Jan 2019 | Nickel Plate Arts “In Perspective” | 3 pcs
Jun 2019 | Nickel Plate Arts “Just Dance” | 1 piece
Jun 2019 | Nickel Plate Arts Artist Showcase ” Impressions” | 25 pieces
Aug 2019 | Indiana State Fair “Indiana Arts exhibit | 3 pieces
Sep 2019 | Fishers City Hall “New Artists” | 4 pieces
Sep 2019 |Hamilton County Artist Association Birdie Gallery | 1 piece
Sep 2019 | Nickel Plate Arts “A Time to Remember” | 1 piece
January 2019 | Hamilton County Artists Association | New Juried Member