Artist Mercantile will host an art opening of Forever Light: Reverse Paintings by Daniel Lager. This solo show will consist of over thirty paintings made in the uncommon and technique of reverse painting. The pieces are created with enamel paint on the back side of clears acrylic glass. Lager’s works are made by brush painting the foreground first and then painting the backgrounds last. The style is modern, sophisticated and saturated in vibrant colors. Opening night will feature the artist, his work and live local music.
“Forever Light” is title of a painting by Lager that was commissioned for Fairview Hospital in Red Wing, Minnesota. The image of Forever Light is of a single brightly colored tree standing alone with a faint moon above that is surrounded by the dark colors of the landscape. The artist wishes the viewer to see, “that no matter how bad things were there is always the light of hope in the darkest of time.” Each of his painting expresses a personal story; a family member, slice of life or bit of humor.