Valley Art Center gallery show offers 'Perspectives' on artist Seth Chwast and photography by Herbert Ascherman

Valley Art Center gallery show offers 'Perspectives' on artist Seth Chwast and photography by Herbert Ascherman
A gallery show offering insight into two very different approaches to art is on display at Valley Art Center through May 7.
Called "Perspectives," it features playful, color-rich paintings by Cleveland artist Seth Chwast and formal black-and-white portraits by Cleveland Heights photographer Herbert Ascherman.
Both men are internationally recognized for their work.
Both sought to capture what they see in their surroundings, paying close attention to detail. Chwast's paintings on display are colorful, primative and sometimes intense images of animals, oceans, cities, gardens and self portraits.
Ascherman's classical and refined black-and-white images are more urban in content with Chwast as his subject matter on location in his studio and in various cities they visited. 
On the other hand, Chwast's style is more abstract to the viewer while Ascherman's style is photo-realism with a dream-like quality added by his artistic vision and silver gelatin process.
In all, the VAC show includes 34 paintings created by Chwast and 34 photo images of Chwast created by Ascherman.

Entrance is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Contact valleyartcenter.org or 440-247-7507.