Sunday, August 29, 2010
Small World With Clippings
In this small painting, Alan explores the various objects with clippings as the backdrop. Notice the repeated image of the antique scissors to the right, also in his Small World With Ribbon Box. Great sense of color and mood in this work.
Friday, August 27, 2010
I am very pleased to announce the addition of Snagita Phadke to the EYE ON ART Gallery. She joins a very creative cast and I am very proud to represent her fantastic pastel paintings in this market and the Midwest. Sangita is a Board Member and Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. She was inducted into the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle in 2010.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Included in the EYE ON ART Gallery opening will be five drawings David Young completed for a show he did at Dean Johnson Gallery several years ago. As many of you know in this area, David was co-founder of Young and Laramore Ad Agency and a very creative artist and writer. The framed drawings will be available for purchase from the "collection."
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I am very pleased to include the creative sculpture of New York artist, Harry Gold. In Harry's words...."My work has always involved an exploration of balance/imbalance and human relationship to Earth. Various environments I have lived in; Iowa, Maine, Australia, New Mexico and now New York City. These geographic locations are constantly revisited and sampled as backdrops to the scenarios I arrange." OK that is heavy and I hope you will see what I discovered in his work....creative, arresting images, well sculpted and surface rich patinas.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I am thrilled to add Alan Larkin to our talented artists at EYE ON ART Gallery. Alan is a very creative and well accomplished artist working in pastel and oil. This is a painting from his new series, "Small World," titled Small World with Ribbon Box.
He has been teaching drawing and printmaking for the last 31 years at Indiana University South Bend. He has won numerous prizes in regional and national competitions for his artwork including the Great Lakes Pastel Society Award at the 29th Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society of America in 1999 and the Best of Show award at the 75th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibit in Indianapolis.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Another excellent painter has joined the gallery. Gregory Huebner is now represented by Eye On Art Gallery. Greg and I did our MFAs together at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1973. That's not old, just years of developing our craft. For me, Greg's paintings on canvas and paper are abstract images that appear to dance and interact before they meld onto the surface as seen in this 48"x48" work, Transition #21.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I am very pleased to represent Rob Day. Sunset Over the Hawthorns was a 30"x40" oil on Linen Rob completed last year. The good news for Rob is that is was sold. But, I did want to show the kind of quality work that Rob is doing.
Rob Day's portrait and illustration work has a following of publishers and art directors throughout the country. His oil portraits have been published in many of the nation's top magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated, Business Week, Esquire, GQ and Smithsonian magazine. Rolling Stone magazine recognized Rob's work in the book, "The Illustrated Portraits, the best portraits in the history of Rolling Stone magazine."
Church at Lake Como
As an added feature I will be offering works from my permanent collection. Included is this work by Ken Auster, along with Scott Christensen, James Willie Faust and David Young. More to come as I always have an "eye on art."
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I am so pleased to announce the addition of Todd Ford to the gallery mix. The scale of his works and the attention to detail and visual representation with a twist is what makes his paintings so unique.
In Todd's words...."I paint in a style that is similar to, but certainly not true photorealism. I am much more interested in creating work that is a synthesis of my own vision and sensibilities without the strict confinements of photorealism. I want to show a familiar object in an unfamiliar way, as something that has importance. I want the viewer to be engaged. That is my goal with every painting I create."
Friday, August 13, 2010
Ugh...I hate to even load these, but this is the space before the build-out which will include all new colors for counter and walls. The ceiling will be sprayed a near black and that nasty carpet in the back will come up and tile going down. That area to the right and back will be my studio.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This is the logo I have designed for the gallery. Why "Eye On Art?" I want the gallery to be a creative, distinctive space that showcases art, but also good design. Eye on Art Gallery represents established as well as emerging artists who demonstrate a high level of creativity in their work. Art on display also showcases works from the personal collection.
It is with mixed feelings that I will be leaving the Stutz studio/gallery after six years of painting and working with the Stutz Artists Association. It was a pleasure to work with the staff and the many artists I came in contact with. My next passage and chapter in my life will be the opening of a gallery/studio in the Carmel Arts District. I will be featuring my work as well as other artists that I have long admired. The 1,650 sq ft will give me adequate studio space as well as area to teach classes and workshops. I will miss that great morning light I enjoyed in my Stutz studio for sure. The gallery will be called "Eye On Art" and will open in September. The grand opening is planned for October or November and I hope to see many of you there.