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Joanne Artman Gallery Presents Half Naked: Featuring Ray Turner

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

JoAnne Artman Gallery presents its fall show – Half Naked: Featuring Ray Turner.  Half Naked, a showing of Turner’s most recent paintings and prints focus on exploring the dichotomies behind the idiom “half-naked” that powerfully echoes our own discomfort when confronted with the illusions of safety behind all social constructs through the viscerality of the painting medium.

In Half Naked, Turner takes his explorations into the emotive potential of the portrait to the next level, as he presents a group of works that refuse to be categorized by exclusion. From work to work, Turner presents a didactic deconstruction of the visual semantics behind recognizability of form through a parsing of the gray space of the half-formed, half-naked. The representational qualities of the works rely on Turner’s mastery of form and the vast range of human facial expression. Through slightest suggestions, Turner is able to utilize the properties of his medium to create images that capture and attune to emotional states. Created as an organic process of fluid, painterly malleability, the paintings are reminiscent of the dextrous exaggerations of Francis Bacon, the mastery of form and the grotesque of Francisco Goya, and the wide, luscious strokes of John Singer Sargent.

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, September 13th, 2018 from 6pm-8pm

RAY TURNER Porbus Oil on Canvas 50 x 40 inches

Anderson Contemporary presents Hooligans

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Anderson Contemporary is pleased to share Hooligans, a group exhibition curated by Dominique Ramirez and Michael Barkagan. 

“Hooligans” comprises the artwork of three native New Yorkers: Ian Sullivan, Josh Fayer, ​and Victoria De Lesseps. The group exhibition explores the impact both physical and social environments leave on the human psyche. Flooded with mischief, Ian Sullivan’s cityscape murals and portraits contrast his colorful personas against the dark realities of city life. Working with resin on canvas, Josh Fayer manifests the connection between consciousness and space with his abstract interpretations of nature. Victoria De Lessep’s  mixed media paintings address gender roles and the hypocrisy of society.

 

Exhibit on-going and closes September 8th, 2017.

Susan Eley Fine Art presents Found in Translation

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Susan Eley Fine Art is pleased to present their spring show FOUND IN TRANSLATION a two-person exhibition featuring new paintings by Franco-British artist Sarah Picon, and paintings by Los Angeles based artist Chase Langford.

This is Sarah Picon’s second solo show at the gallery. Her intimate still lifes, portraits and landscapes evoke European Modernism in its many artistic styles and movements, glimpsed through a contemporary lens. In the South Gallery, the grouping of more than a dozen paintings include small works in acrylic of fruit or flowers resting on tables, portraits of women in profile or in contemplation and seated at a table.

Chase Langford has been featured in two group exhibitions at SEFA and one solo exhibition. The selected abstract paintings in the North Gallery are drawn from his Morphic series of biomorphic and organic forms, and his Del Mar series, featuring a more linear style, suggesting striations or waterways.  As we look at Langford’s paintings, a funny thing happens to the mind. We recall birds eye views of landscapes glimpsed from airplanes. But seen from a different vantage point, we could be looking into a cross section of a magnificent rock or gemstone.

The exhibition is from April 20-June 1, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 20, 6-8 PM.

CHASE LANGFORD, DEL MAR 20 (2017), OIL ON CANVAS, 36 X 60 INCHES

DegreeArt’s Execution Room welcomes you to ‘Twelve Portraits: Twelve Artists’ starting on 2nd August

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

As London prepares for the coveted 2012 Olympic games, athletes from all over the world are training for one of the largest summer events of the year. DegreeArt’s Execution Room welcomes you to a unique exhibition that celebrates the auspicious games. TWENTY Team GB athletes have been selected by TWELVE of DegreeArt’s most distinct artists who have come together to create twenty original pieces of art, which celebrate the British atheletes and the spirit of the historical event. Each artist in the 20:12 collective has chosen an athlete, or aspect of the games as their muse and has created bespoke pieces that are to become historical punctuations in their artistic aesthetic, the athlete and the games as a whole.  For more information click here.

 

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