For Lee and Ed, joy is the thing that, when cultivated, creates a better life. “A special friend taught us the importance of cheering each other on: remembering a birthday, cooking dinner for friends, attending weddings and graduations and …art openings. Volunteering your time. It is these special things that we can all do that give us satisfaction and a sense of community,” says Lee.
The couple, recently returned from Tuscany, are, according to Lee, “excited to be showing their new work created over the past year.”
Photographer Ed Riddell expects he’ll be showing ten to twenty new photographs, while Lee notes her paintings will include works as large as 18 x 18″, 12 x 30″ and 12 x 24.”
Ed is planning a “surprise” for the public with his new images; Lee will be displaying some new, more expansive landscape paintings. Red barns covered by snowfall, Snake River pelicans, hoary frost cottonwoods, the moon. Tuscany’s landscapes are rendered in field sketches (which can be the most exciting part of any show). Nesting hummingbirds, very difficult to observe, housed themselves outside Lee’s studio—expect to see sketches of tiny, hovering Trochilidae.
Joy’s opening reception takes place 5-8:00 pm; a salon-style conversation with Ed and Lee Riddell happens the same evening, 5-6:00 pm. Contact Lee by phoning either 307.733.8093, x10 or 307.699.0923.
Visit www.triofineart.com for more information. In addition to Riddell, Trio Fine Art represents Kathryn Mapes Turner and September Vhay…and that painter up in Livingston….what’s his name……..Russell Chatham (humor attempt!). Look for some guest artist appearances this season. Summer gallery hours at Trio are Wed. – Sat., Noon-6pm.
I love it when the nudes come together!
Lyndsay McCandless, Director at newly opened Heather James Fine Art, would like you to come in and see some of her favorite things. Marilyn is one of them. Even “hetero” women are in love with Marilyn. Can’t stop looking at her.
“When Hollywood photographer Lawrence Schiller, America’s first paparazzi, got the assignment to photograph Marilyn Monroe on the set of Something’s Got to Give, he thought nothing of it, just another fabulous Hollywood assignment,” says McCandless. “But he, and the world, were unprepared for the moment when Marilyn jumped into the pool in a flesh-colored bikini and came up out of the water au natural. The film crew brought out a birthday cake on that day, June 1, 1962 when she turned 36, and she gleefully sat before the sparkler candles…”
Schiller caught the moment, on a day that turned out to be her last on a movie set. Two months later Monroe would be dead.
McCandless also digs painter Timothy Tompkins’ nebulas; painted on aluminum panels they remind her of ethereal, glorious, galactic worm holes. She notes that the work is inspired by images in modern media and how they relate to art history and the human condition; the works have a transitory effect.
There’s so much more, including an August “Wyeth” extravaganza. Do not miss it. 307.200.6090 gets you Lyndsay.
My bad. Missed this item in my “drafts” stack. Here are the facts!
WHAT: Book Signing: “Bill Schenck, Serigraphs 1971-1996”
WHEN: Saturday, July 10th 10 AM to 1 PM
WHY: It’s Bill Schenck! (Have you SEEN the magazine layouts of his cool southwestern home?)
STRAIGHT FROM THE GALLERY’S MOUTH: Over the past four decades Bill Schenck’s hard-edge oil paintings examining the realities of modern Western life have ranged from the nostalgic and the surreal to Photorealism and Conceptualism. Yet little attention has been given to the unique serigraphs he created over twenty-five years. Between the early 1970’s and the mid-1990’s, Schenck created fifty-two editions of serigraphs encompassing a variety of themes including fictionalized Western histories, Native American subjects, and depictions of the modern cowboys and cowgirls. These silkscreen prints reveal the serious, the playful, and the critical aspects of his fascination with the West….His Photorealist style lends itself to a contemporary interpretation of the West in a melding of Pop art graphic boldness and Warhol-like mythmaking. To heighten the glamour and drama of his subjects, he pays sharp attention to compositional elements such as setting, viewing angle, light, and color.
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