Gail Severn Gallery

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Judith Kindler

OBSCURE

March 6th  - April 12th, 2020

Gallery Walk Canceled • Fri, March 20th

Artist Chat Canceled • Sat, March 21st

 

Judith Kindler’s latest body of mixed media work veils the meaning of her imagery, obscuring objects and figures creating and alluring ambiguity.  These large scale enigmatic works are mounted on aluminum panels that float on the wall. In addition Kindler exhibits sculptural experimentations in concrete and canvas. Crackled surfaces like old walls are painted with images of birds in trees with undefined objects. These textural surfaces are in much in contrast with the modern clean surfaces of the photo based work.

 

Click here for available work by Judith Kindler.

 

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Marcia Myers

REMEMBRANCE

March 6th  - April 12th, 2020

Gallery Walk Canceled • Fri, March 20th

 

The fresco paintings of Marcia Myers speak of the essential, where visual cues give way to an underlying visceral experience expressed in pure painterly terms.

 

Myers transformed the ancient fresco technique into modern terms.  The experience was distilled into a synthesized abstraction of the essential in the artists' mind and became the inspiration for a lifetime of painting.  Myers' last body of work before her death was the culmination of a 28-year journey through time, integrating the technique of the masters with a vision of modernity, giving birth to the modern fresco.

 

Myers' paintings are relics of a creative process where the act of creating supersedes the product of the creation.  Here, paint takes center stage, creating a symphony of color, light, texture, shape and space.  The viewer is propelled into a realm beyond recognizable subject matter, a place devoid of work and imagery where all is stripped to its very essence.  Here, the past and present commingle.

 

An ardent technician, Myers spent years mastering the art of fresco painting.  Marcia Myers' paintings tantalize, inviting the viewer into an ineffable dialogue with paint.  The result is pure sensory indulgence.  Myers referred to color as "the most relative medium in art."  Her luscious reds recall the ruins of Pompeii; earthy ochre's:  Tuscany; iridescent lapis blues: Giotto's Arena Chapel murals.  While these colors summon a specific place and time, the viewer also responds in a personal way.  Colors trigger memories and associations, shaping the lens through which the viewer perceives art.  It is through the power of color that the mind is transported through space and time to arrive at a present interpretation of past.

 

Click here for a PDF Catalog of Marcia Myers' Remembrance.

 

Click here for available work by Marcia Myers.

 

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Michael Gregory

TRUE WEST PART II

March 6th  - April 12th, 2020

Gallery Walk Canceled • Fri, March 20th

 

Part II of Michael Gregory’s immediately recognizable paintings with its American icons of barns, homesteads, and imagined fields. These structures serve as a backdrop where human drama unfolds. A rich blend of history and memory, Michael’s paintings touch on the fundamental traits of exploration and isolation as seen in the American West. The buildings, ranches, and farms are reminders of people who lived in that landscape and testaments to their fortitude.

 

Click here for available work by Michael Gregory.

 

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Kara Maria

CLOUD CRYSTALS

March 6th  - April 12th, 2020

Gallery Walk Canceled • Fri, March 20th

 

Cloud Crystals is a collaborative monotype project between artist Kara Maria and artist/master printmaker Kathryn Kain.

 

The prints were inspired by the 1864 book Cloud Crystals: A Snow-Flake Album. It documents the work of Frances Chickering—who used a cut-out method based on her direct observation of individual snowflakes under magnification to record more than 200 shapes. Maria and Kain utilized stencils they made based on Chickering’s original illustrations to create their Cloud Crystals series.

 

Maria and Kain began working together while Kain was Master Printer for Smith Andersen Editions (SAE) in Palo Alto, CA. Founded by Paula Kirkeby in 1969, the small fine arts press encouraged experimentation with the monoprint and monotype until its closure in 2016. After completing several projects published by SAE between 2002 and 2010 in the more traditional artist/master printmaker relationship, Maria and Kain decided to try something new. They made their first collaborative monotype project (Arcadian Duet) published by SAE in 2015—meaning that the two worked together equally as both artists and printmakers for the project. Cloud Crystals marks their second such collaborative effort.

 

Click here for available work by Kara Maria.

Honoring Our

Landscape VIII

April - May 2020

Official dates to be announced.

 

Features the aesthetic interpretation of our lands by Nationally renowned painters, photographers and sculptors.

 

Victoria Adams, Deborah Butterfield, Linda Christensen, James Cook, Michael Gregory, Valerie Hammond, Hung Liu, Laura McPhee, Kathy Moss, Gwynn Murrill, Carolyn Olbum, David Secrest and Theodore Waddell.

 

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Wings II

April - May 2020

Official dates to be announced.

 

Featuring:  Jenny Honnert Abel, David DeVillier, Morris Graves, Margaret Keelan, Diane Andrews Hall, Judith Kindler, Hung Liu, Lynda Lowe, Chris Maynard, Robert McCauley, Kenna Moser, Ed Musante, Jane Rosen, Luise Gonzales Palma, Kiki Smith, and Mary Snowden.

 

Why have images of Birds been so important as an art form for thousands of years? Gail Severn Gallery arists reveal why they are inspired by our flying friends through painting, sculpture and mixed media interpretations of Evians.

 

Michael Gregory

TRUE WEST

February 4  - March 10, 2020

Gallery Walk  •  Friday, Feb 14th • 5-8 pm

Artist Chat  •  Saturday, Feb 15th • 10 am

 

Michael Gregory's work is immediately recognizable with its American icons of barns, homesteads, and imagined fields. These structures serve as a backdrop where human drama unfolds. A rich blend of history and memory, Michael’s paintings touch on the fundamental traits of exploration and isolation as seen in the American West. The buildings, ranches, and farms are reminders of people who live in that landscape and testaments to their fortitude.

 

Michael Gregory says of his work: “I think the concept of the icon is important. I’m using it in the traditional sense of a picture as a vehicle for transcendence, something to meditate upon. I’m not telling a story, rather suggesting a point of departure for a topic for conversation."  The artist continues, "My paintings are collages of personal observation and experience, art history and interests that extend the formal language of painting. While I love paint, the act of painting is subservient to the picture which stands for the idea.”

 

Click here for a PDF Catalog of Michael Gregory's True West.

 

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Animalia

February 4  - March 10, 2020

Gallery Walk  •  Friday, Feb 14th • 5-8 pm

 

Featuring  work by Pamela DeTuncq, Chris Maynard, Robert McCauley and Gwynn Murrill and Mary Snowden this annual exhibition addresses man’s relationship to nature and current environmental ethics and equally examines the profound and unique beauty found in the animal kingdom.

 

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Nostalgic Narratives

February 4  - March 10, 2020

Gallery Walk  •  Friday, Feb 14th • 5-8 pm

 

Featuring work by Jenny Abell, Dan Anderson, Morgan Brig, and Lisa Kokin this intimate group show explores the art of storytelling and nostalgia. Combining the elements of craft and everyday materials, these works appeal to our associations with the domestic and our wistful longing for childhood.

 

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Preview 2020

February 4  - March 10, 2020

Gallery Walk  •  Friday, Feb 14th • 5-8 pm

 

A major group exhibition that will showcase a wide variety of the gallery’s internationally recognized and emerging artists who will be included in group shows or have one- person exhibitions at the gallery in 2020.

400 First Avenue North • P.O. Box 1679

Ketchum, ID 83340-1679 
208.726.5079  • 
info@gailseverngallery.com

 

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