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Opening Reception: Sunday, January 19, 2014 2:00-4:00 p.m.. Dancing in the Moonlight: Nocturnes by Charles Yoder
January 19, 2014 - March 2, 2014. Charles Yoder started painting his natured-based paintings because of what he saw in his backyard one winter's night. This night vision was the light of a full moon shining down through pine boughs and the shadows it made on the snow covered forest floor. The very real, abstract shapes evoked the question, "How can I paint this?" and he has been following that thought ever since. Eventually the work grew to include all times of day, all seasons of the year, and all kinds of weather. These "mediations on a glimpse" became paintings large and small, drawings, watercolors, silkscreens, lithographs and monotypes. The variations were and continue to be endless. The Mattatuck Museum is pleased to present a selection of these Nocturnes that form an important part of this artist's life's work.