Revelry will soon be featuring a special group showing of new screen-print art pieces based on the themes of either “Love” or “Not Love”. All pieces are limited editions, signed and numbered and are affordably priced at $100 or less. They are celebrating with a Valentines Party to kick it off on Saturday, February 5, 2011. Doors open at 6 p.m. and close at 10 p.m.
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Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was an Austrian-born painter. He was a student of Klimt and is often categorized as an Expressionist.
K.A.S. Gallery is located in Mellwood Art Center, which is full of different galleries, cafes, and artist studios. Their new blog will be used to keep everyone informed about what’s going on there! Check it out at http://mellwoodartcenter.wordpress.com/!
Petah Coyne is an American sculptor and photographer. The above works are from her recent show at MASS MoCA, titled “Petah Coyne: Everything That Rises Must Converge.” Here’s more information from the exhibit brochure about her recent work:
“This exhibition borrows its title from a short story written in 1963 by Flannery O’Connor (1925–1964). O’Connor’s writing, like the sculpture of Petah Coyne, takes dark turns while simultaneously referencing themes of human weakness, morality and redemption.
The works in this largest retrospective of the artist’s work to date range from her earlier and more abstract sculptures using industrial materials to newer works made of delicate wax. All of Coyne’s works take inspiration from personal stories, film, literature and political events. Coyne takes these sources and applies a Baroque sense of decadent refinement, imbuing her work with a magical quality to evoke intensely personal associations.
Together these diverse yet intimately connected periods of Coyne’s practice make evident an evolution, which highlights the artist’s own blend of symbolism alongside an innovative use of materials including black sand, car parts, wax, satin ribbons, trees, silk flowers, and taxidermy.
Coyne’s works both rise and converge at MASS MoCA, making palpable the inherent tensions between vulnerability and aggression, innocence and seduc- tion, beauty and decadence, and, ultimately, life and death.”
Shinji Turner-Yamamoto: Disappearances
September 18, 2010 – January 30, 2011
Curated by Justine Ludwig
Level 2 (Lower)
For this installation, Turner-Yamamoto uses elements such as plaster and paint chips to create sculptural works and a series of paintings which together are meant to comment on fragility and transience in the human world. The painting series (see above image), Pentimenti, utilizes a gilding technique inspired by medieval icons.
Disappearances is part of a larger regional project. Concurrent to this show, Turner-Yamamoto’s installation Hanging Garden was on view at Holy Cross Church—the abandoned chapel located in the Monastery in Mount Adams. Hanging Garden is a sculpture consisting of two trees—a live tree perched atop a dead one—with roots intertwined. While surveying the grounds of the chapel, Turner-Yamamoto found the pieces of plaster and paint chips used in Disappearances. The installation was taken down on October 17th, but there is a picture of it below.
Both Disappearances and Hanging Garden are a part of Turner-Yamamoto’s Global Tree Project, an international art initiative that seeks to open and affirm connections between audiences and the natural world.
Shinji Turner-Yamamoto was born in 1965 in Osaka, Japan and studied fresco painting in Kyoto. He has exhibited around the world, from India to Ireland, and is committed to using historic and natural elements in his work as meditations on the environment.
Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is an American painter and printmaker, and his work presents us with his personal vision of modern American life. All of the above works are a part of the Museum of Modern Art’s collection.
Neil Callander, an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Louisville, will show Basement Paintings at the Kentucky School of Art on Sunday January 9th from 3-5. The show will run through January 31st. The show consists of paintings from the last 3 years that were created in (and affected by) Neil’s basement-studio. Refreshments will be provided.
To see more of Neil’s work visit his website.
Debra Lott is a figurative oil painter and art educator. From January 2nd to February 2nd, she will be exhibiting her work at the Gallery. Come by and check it out! View more of Debra’s work and read her bio here.