“I have been exploring the creative process by allowing it to reveal itself through the canvas. My work is rooted in my love for the landscape, offered as a humble expression of appreciation for its magnificence. I want to grow ever more aware and attentive to its rhythms. This has made way for a series of storm paintings that are fitting to with the variable weather we are having this season. Now that it is spring, I am spending more time outside painting on location. Here, I experience the resurgence of nature all around me. The result has been bolder brushwork and richer color.”
Bill Sawzuck – Solo exhibition July 11 – 28, 2012
Kathryn Mapes Turner – August 1-18, 2012
Jennifer L. Hoffman– August 22 – September 8th, 2012
Diehl Gallery welcomes sculptors Natalie Clark and Kate Hunt, and painter Alexandra Eldridge. Clark will debut new works August 23 – September 6, 2012, and an opening reception takes place Thursday, August 23rd, 5-8:00 pm. Clark is a British-American classically trained artist, designer and educator. As a child, she enjoyed making things and she naturally gravitated toward becoming a 3-D artist. Natalie’s work is a global fusion of modern and ethnographic styles.
“My paintings emerge from a place where contradictions are allowed, paradox reigns and reason is abandoned,” says Eldridge. “My search is for the inherent radiance in all things…the extraordinary in the
ordinary.” Her biography states that Eldridge “has had over 40 solo shows, and has participated in many group shows throughout the U.S. as well as many international exhibitions. She has exhibited in Paris, London, Belgrade, Ljubljana, New York, California, and Santa Fe.”
If you’ve visited Jackson’s Amangani, or WRJ Associates’ new showroom space on King Street, you’re familiar with Kate Hunt’s work. In a past life, she was represented by Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary. Hunt’s work is object oriented; she uses steel, twine, boat building epoxy, encaustic and stacked newspaper. She has been awarded a Montana Arts Council Award and the Gottlieb Grant.
Astoria welcomes wildlife sculptor Richard Loffler and painter David Yorke. The Autry National Center notes Yorke’s passion has been to “paint the American West—to portray historical Plains Indians, the pioneers, and the landscape of the West. In most cases, Yorke uses props and regalia that he has researched and constructed, and poses models that he finds during his travels and at period reenactments.”
“Through evolution, each animal has carved its own original statement within this vast scheme of rhythm and structure,” says Loffler. “Its spirit and vitality offer a perpetual platform from which to learn. The complex web that nature weaves for us cannot be understood in one artist’s lifetime; it is a forever growing and changing format and one that deserves distinction.”