Sunday, April 26, 2009
Step into the rooms of his mind. Roger Hines is an amazingly talented assemblage artist, whose pieces reflect myriad's of hours reflecting, searching out elements, constructing, and creating intricate works of art. They are breathtakingly beautiful, and have been collected worldwide. The price range for works by this New York artist is from $4500 to $20,000. They speak for themselves!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Fabric, patterns, pins, and thread all make their way into the self-taught art of Carol Es. Her work has evolved into appealing art for all collectors, regardless of the categories they collect. Here are two recent works reflecting the sophistication she has achieved. This talented woman also makes handmade books which have received national acclaim. The top piece is called "Stop Apologizing" and the second is entitled "Forgive".
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Whether he's busy inside or outside, Karl Mckoy is an extremely creative man. A Renaissance man. As he redoes a garden of Old Roses, he still finds time to let the magic out in works on paper as well. One glance is never enough. Each piece requires a second look, and time to ponder. This man's art never falls asleep on the wall.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Karl Mckoy is a wondrous artist as well as a master gardener! His owl begs for a child's wall, but would be savored for a lifetime. The next image reminds me of jack in the pulpit puppets in a storybook scene. He is a magician with both earth and paint and no one knows what will sprout next in the garden of this fertile mind. A favorite of the gallery. Please contact Beverlyskaye@aol with any inquiries about available works.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
"There is a state of mind called Brenda's Nut Farm. I go there everyday. You do too. I've seen you there. You might have thought you were in the tomb of the unknown soldier, or in Walmart.............
The farm is populated.....a family of little children who may have names light Naughty Betty, or Jimmy Cookie....and more. The children are each me, and I am all of them.....working through them......I think....or vice-versa".
And so starts the site of Donald Roller Wilson, who is one of the most technically talented and imaginative painters existing in the world today. If I had an extra twenty grand or so, one of his magical paintings would be hanging in my home today. There is no way to pass a Roller painting and not stop and smile. You recognize yourself......dont' say you don't! Back to
the nut farm........
Usually at a concert, you can close your eyes and listen to the music, but if the guitars are created by Peter Huiras, you will be missing the show! This self-taught artist creates the most unusual and stunning musical instruments ever seen. They are not inexpensive. The price tags start at $5,000 each, and some of his instruments (symphonic quality violins, cellos and bases are double and triple that price. They are ART, and who knows what their value will increase to in the future. Instrument making is only one of the many talents Mr. Huiras has. He also sculpts totems and spirits, and makes jewelry influenced by creatures he sees daily on his land.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Ronald Sloan has been obsessively painting his private world for over forty years. An examination of this almost intact, and vast body of work, exposes an alternate reality painted in a masterful and unique style. It has remained so consistent, that only dating next to his signature reveals whether the work is early or recent. The human figure, deconstructed and then reconstructed into skeletal form, often exists in a world of fear, pain, trauma and sexual abuse. Geometric figures-- grids, boxes, far off center lines, and numbers appear hand in hand with quasi human figures struggling to make sense of an unsettling world.
One of his painting was recently chosen to be on the cover of a poetry book published by Alice James Books. The gallery has a large portfolio of these paintings, as well as day book sketches. The paintings above are "The Thought" and 'The Night He Cried".
Saturday, April 4, 2009
This will be my new ad for the Spring/Summer Raw Vision magazine. It's a hard choice about print ads, but this issue comes out the week before my Sculpture in the Garden Show (June 5th, 6th, and 7th) and the magazine will be mentioning the show for me in their Raw News section, so it's a go. I'll be posting the new Huber works within the month, and the sculptors are being rounded up for the outdoor show. Last year, over 400 people showed up....some even came with flashlights the night before. So that weekend this property is a "magic place". It's also the name of the 6" x 6" Huber mixed media piece I choose for the ad.