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Duggal Client Peter Gerakaris at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

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Duggal Client Peter Gerakaris at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

Duggal congratulates client Peter D. Gerakaris on landing in the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s permanent collection.

Caravan, a large-scale oil painting by Peter D. Gerakaris, has found a new home at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY. Having facilitated the acquisition of this painting for the Museum’s permanent collection, Heather James Fine Art is also pleased to announce that the work will be featured in Exploring Wildlife Art – a special exhibit opening May 16th to commemorate the Museum’s 30th Anniversary. Founded in 1987, NMWA aims to preserve outstanding art representing wild animals.

Painted in a kaleidoscopic palette, the grand scale of Caravan (Owl) evokes an American Indian shamanistic visitation. Drawing inspiration from the artist’s fascination with the North American Barred Owl and its hypnotic call, this central figure suggests a mythological creature — a presence that has been summoned through a vision. Flanking the owl are three falcon-inspired silhouettes that add to the work’s mysterious narrative.

In its new home, the artwork will have the opportunity to dialogue with antiquities in the collection, while offering a contemporary lens through which audiences may contemplate our environment and the wild. Gerakaris states, “I honestly could not have dreamed of a more perfect habitat for the work.”

The artist’s collage-like style speaks to what he views as contemporary culture’s fragmented relationship with the environment. He further posits, “I hope Caravan (Owl) stimulates the imagination and asks us to consider environmental issues such as wildlife conservation.”

Please find more details about Exploring Wildlife Art at:
https://www.wildlifeart.org

More information on Gerakaris and available works can be found at:
http://www.heatherjames.com/artists/peter-d-gerakaris/
https://www.artsy.net/artist/peter-d-gerakaris