Shown here, one of Vander’s “jazz dancing” paintings.
Shown here, one of Vander’s “jazz dancing” paintings.
Beginning September 6 and continuing through October 28, Gold/Smith Gallery, 8 McKown Street in Boothbay Harbor, is featuring paintings about jazz dancing, “the kind of stuff that makes you want to move,” by John Vander, one of the gallery’s owners. The core of the exhibit is six large paintings from a series shown last year from March through May at Museo Marino Marini in Pistoia, Italy. There will be an opening reception for “I Measure Time By How the Body Sways” on Saturday, September 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. Vander says that “a parallel tone, as defined by Duke Ellington,” is a good metaphor for his work — his images, which are not realistic but still have figurative associations, are, he says, a metaphor for reality, a parallel reality filtered by his eye, his experiences and his emotions.