“Kindred Spirits”

Richard Calvo and Howard Eberle:
Two Men with Parallel Visions

Showing October 29th - November 20th

Opening reception Saturday, October 29, 5-6:30

    Experience perspectives from two men with parallel visions, who capture the haunting beauty of everyday life through different mediums. This November, the Peninsula Gallery is exhibiting works of the late photographer, Richard Calvo, and dry-brush watercolorist, Howard Eberle, in a partner show titled “Kindred Spirits.” 

 

    “Working at the gallery, I have come to appreciate Howard and Richard’s work individually. But seeing their pieces together reveals a common thread that I hadn’t noticed before. Both artists have a talent for creating an ethereal stillness and palpable atmosphere,” says Molly Honey King, custom framer and assistant exhibition coordinator. 

 

    Richard Calvo (1944 - 2019) was a New York City born-and-bred photographer who created his distinctive photographs for more than 50 years. Primarily concerned with city and landscapes, his works have been compared to those of Robert Frost and Andrew Wyeth as having a deceptively simple style that becomes a vehicle for a more complex and demanding sense of reality. The New York Times described his photography as "romantic… almost abstract in its concentration on shape, tone, and texture,” noting that his best works “stretch the boundaries of visual perception beyond the straightforward.”

 

    The works featured in “Kindred Spirits” were printed by Richard before his passing in 2019. His widow Lori manages his remaining works, only exhibiting photos that were printed by Richard during his lifetime. Lori continues to champion Richard’s legacy, keeping his spirit alive through his artworks.

 

    Howard Eberle is a self-taught artist and has been painting in transparent watercolor since 1973. He started painting professionally in 1990 after a career in retail display. He describes his style as “abstract realism.” Eberle’s process begins by finding interest in what others often overlook — the texture of peeled paint on an old, dry-docked boat, a dramatic shadow created by the hinge of a shutter. He eliminates details to get to the essence of the subject matter, incorporates strong shadows, and often juxtaposes a finely detailed subject on an abstract background. Howard describes himself as a portrait painter of objects, being drawn to simple, weathered subjects ravaged by time.   

    In preparation for the exhibit, Eberle consulted with Calvo’s wife Lori and was able to compare some of Calvo’s work with the type and style of painting that has become Eberle’s hallmark. It immediately became apparent that both artists were drawn to similar subject material, and as such had that ‘kindred spirit’. Eberle only paints directly from his own photographs.

Richard Calvo

Artist Richard Calvo

“In an Octopus’ Garden, In the Shade” 14.5” x 19.5” image 26” x 30” framed gelatin silver $950

Artist Richard Calvo

“The Color of Dreams” 14.5” x 14.5” image 28” x 26” framed gelatin silver $800

Artist Richard Calvo

“Untitled - Peaches 3/50” 6” x 7.25” image 18” x 22” framed gelatin silver $195

Artist Richard Calvo

“Storm Fence” 14.25” x 14.25” image 28” x 26” framed gelatin silver $800

Artist Richard Calvo

“Snowgeese” 19.5” x 10.5” image 33” x 20” framed gelatin silver $700

Artist Richard Calvo

“Rust’s Pure 1/4” 12” x 7.25” image 22” x 16” framed pigmented ink $295

Artist Richard Calvo

“Prelude to Winter 2/23” 14” x 19.5” image 26” x 30” framed gelatin silver $950

Artist Richard Calvo

“Awakening” 14.25” x 14.25” image 30” x 26” framed pigmented ink $800

Artist Richard Calvo

“Applethorpe” 30” x 20” image 40” x 31” framed pigmented ink $2,100

Artist Richard Calvo

“Carriage Road” 16.25” x 14.25” image 30” x 26” framed pigmented ink $800

Artist Richard Calvo

“Boarded Barn” 12.25” x 8” image 22” x 16” framed pigmented ink $295 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“Abandoned Tracks, Lewes, DE” 12” x 7” image 22” x 16” framed pigmented ink $295

Artist Richard Calvo

“Eastern Pram” 16” x 14” image 28” x 26” framed pigmented ink $750

Artist Richard Calvo

“Garlic & Onions” 6.25” x 8.25” image 18” x 22” framed gelatin silver $195 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“Gathering of Trees” 15.5” x 19.5” image 29” x 31” framed gelatin silver $1,000

Artist Richard Calvo

“Henlopen Tower (Untitled)” 6” x 4” image 16” x 13” framed pigmented ink $125 sold

Artist Richard Calvo

“Girl at the Station” 12” x 7.25” image 22” x 18” framed pigmented ink $295

Artist Richard Calvo

“Indian River Bridge” 16.5” x 11” image 30” x 21” framed pigmented ink $600

Artist Richard Calvo

“Lightship Overfalls” 9.5” x 5.5” image 22” x 18” framed pigmented ink $195

Artist Richard Calvo

“Moored, Long Neck 1/4” 22” x 27.5” image 34” x 37” framed pigmented ink $2,100

Artist Richard Calvo

“Looking Down 1/4 (Cape May)” 13” x 20” image 26” x 30” framed pigmented ink $900

Artist Richard Calvo

“September Morning 1/4” 12” x 12” image 26” x 22” framed pigmented ink $525

Howard Eberle

Artist Howard Eberle

“Yesterday” 15” x 11” image 25” x 21” framed dry-brush watercolor $1,200 sold

Artist Howard Eberle

“Vintage” 15” x 11” image 25” x 21” framed dry-brush watercolor $1,200

Artist Howard Eberle

“Boom” 22” x 15” image 32” x 25” framed dry-brush watercolor $2,400 sold

Artist Howard Eberle

“1932” 8” x 15” image 18” x 25” framed dry-brush watercolor $975 sold

Artist Howard Eberle

“Celestial” 12” x 22” image 22” x 32” framed dry-brush watercolor $1,600 sold

Artist Howard Eberle

“Derelict” 30” x 22” image 42” x 34” framed dry-brush watercolor $4,200 sold

Artist Howard Eberle

“DEL” 15” x 22” image 25” x 32” framed dry-brush watercolor $1,800 sold

Artist Howard Eberle

“Moonrise” 15” x 11” image 24” x 20” framed dry-brush watercolor $975 sold

Artist Howard Eberle

“Maine” 15” x 11” image 25” x 21” framed dry-brush watercolor $975 sold

Artist Howard Eberle

“Oyste’s” 11” x 22” image 21” x 32” framed dry-brush watercolor $1,400

Artist Howard Eberle

“Remains” 22” x 15” image 32” x 25” framed dry-brush watercolor $2,800

Artist Howard Eberle

“Pinto” 15” x 11” image 23” x 18” framed dry-brush watercolor $975

Artist Howard Eberle

“Rescue” 22” x 15” image 32” x 25” framed dry-brush watercolor $2,800

Artist Howard Eberle

“Sunrise” 10” x 22” image 19” x 31” framed dry-brush watercolor $1,400 sold

Artist Howard Eberle

“Landmark” 16” x 11” image 26” x 21” framed dry-brush watercolor $975 sold