The quiet, awe-inspiring beauty of nature as captured by painter David Buckbinder is on display at the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s (NJMC) Flyway Gallery this month.
The show, “Local Landscapes By David Buckbinder” runs now through June 29. A reception for the artist is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. June 7.
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Buckbinder, a Fair Lawn resident, takes inspiration from the magnificence and constant change of the natural world. “I might catch a glimpse of a moving cloud, or a flash of fall foliage near a pond that takes my breath away,” the artist says. “For me, painting becomes a silent prayer to the splendor of nature in its myriad moments.”
Buckbinder studied fine art at the Art Students League of New York and art history at William Paterson University. He has won awards at several juried shows, including the Ridgewood Art Institute’s Liquitex Art Award, the Fair Lawn Art Institute’s Da Vinci Award for Oil Painting, and the Ringwood Manor Association of the Arts’ First Place in Oils and Acrylics. His works also hang in many private collections.
The NJMC created the Flyway Gallery to help foster the cultural identity of the Meadowlands District by providing a space to showcase the talent of local artists. Recent exhibits have included nature paintings by North Bergen resident Lissanne Lake, photographs by Melissa Buesing and Jonathan Glick of Rutherford, and drawings of the Meadowlands by students in Hudson County’s Gifted and Talented Consortium.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. The gallery is located in the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. For information, please call (201) 460-8300 or visit www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec.