Tying It All Together Exhibition

Contemporary painter Daniel Coston’s Tying It All Together opens September 6th at Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas, and continues through October 26th, 2019.  The opening night reception for the exhibition will be on Friday, Sept 6th, 6-8:00. Please join us! It will be a great opportunity to visit with the artist while viewing his works. If you can’t make it that evening, the show will continue through Oct 26th.

Cantrell Gallery is located at 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10-5:00.  Call (501) 224-1335 for questions or directions.

Coston, copyright 2019
Old Troy, 22 x 32 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
"Sherrill Methodist Church" painting of a rural country church in Sherrill Arkansas. Painting is by artist Daniel Coston, copyright 2019
Sherrill Methodist Church, 11 x 14 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
"Survivor", a painting by artist Daniel Coston of an old, gnarly Mulberry tree that is still standing on his grandparents farm in south Arkansas. Copyright 2019
Survivor, 16 x 20 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Watson Gin, 11 x 14 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Sycamore Leaves on Lee Creek, 11 x 16 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Cedar on Yellow Rock, 12 x 24 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Bluebird Corner, 12 x 16 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Cedar Thicket, 12 x 12 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Color on the Creek, 12 x 16 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Hostas Doing Op Art, 14 x 14 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Layers of Cold, 12 x 21 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Lean-to Laundromat, 11 x 14 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Old Friends, 12 x 16 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
The Fallen Tree, 11 x 14 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
The Machine of Life Working, 9 x 15 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
The Season of Lint, 9 x 12 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
The Watcher, 7.5 x 11 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Time to Leave, 12 x 12 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Undergrowth, 12 x 15.5 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019
Valley Methodist Church, 11 x 14 inches, acrylic on masonite, 2019

Artist Statement

For the past three decades, I’ve been building a portfolio that depicts a visual snapshot of the Arkansas I know and remember. Beginning with scenes from southeastern Arkansas for the most part, I have gradually extended my search to other areas for inspiration. These paintings come from our family travels and of course, places around Fayetteville where we live. 

Subject matter varies widely. There are paintings rooted in memory. And other pieces closely examine in detail the natural landscape as it is now. I enjoy showing what we have done to our state and also illustrating the places where we have left it alone. I try to give the viewer a feeling of the current landscape and how that relates to the past.   

I never suggest that we need to return to the “old days” and I think remembering is compatible with the contemporary. Both perspectives exist in this collection that seeks to tie it all together.

Daniel Coston, July 17, 2019