New Artist Opens at Charlotte gallery ANFA Jan. 19 ’21

Charlotte gallery
Case Baumgarten at ANFA, a Charlotte gallery

Charlotte gallery opening
CASE BAUMGARTEN: GATHER AT THE RIVER
Exhibition Dates: January 19 – February 27, 2021
Opening Reception at Anne Neilson Fine Art TBD. * Private appointments are strongly encouraged; kindly email gallery director cassandra@anneneilsonfineart.com

ANFA proudly launches into the New Year with our first solo exhibition by emerging artist Case Baumgarten, who graduated with a BFA from the lauded Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. in 2018.

Demonstrating talent from a young age, Case is the son of the late artist/sculptor/ teacher/genius Lee Baumgarten, a mentor to thousands of burgeoning minds over the decades before his tragic death in 2019.

Carrying the torch of his father’s creative proclivities, Case is an accomplished artist in his own right; winning the Sculpture Award at his senior thesis, and exhibiting at KunstHaus Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, as well as in Cologne and Berlin, Germany.  The compelling emotional depth, spiritual gravitas, and material alchemy of his work know no bounds.  Since the advent of joining ANFA gallery one year ago, his work has been placed in dozens of noteworthy private and corporate collections.

Baumgarten’s body of work presents the incessant search for lost loved ones.  

Through abstraction and realism, his paintings push the viewer to address all images of faith.  

In his own words: “Even in moments of familiarity and what is recognized, lay emotions of helplessness and sorrow with these figures.  The experience of color and the absence of color serve as vessels for the figure through spiritual territories.  As I developed my art after the passing of my beloved father, I returned to this series, only to realize I had been creating self portraits.  That these figures were a representation of my own search for a lost loved one.”