PAST EXHIBITIONS

2020 ARCHIVE

March/April 2020 Exhibitions Virtual Tour Video

Judith Kindler, Marcia Myers, Michael Gregory, Kara Maria

March 6th  - April 30th, 2020

 

 

 

Our March/April Exhibitions include: Judith Kindler's paintings on aluminum panel, Marcia Myers fresco on linen color fields, Michael Gregory's paintings of American iconography of barns, and Kara Maria's colorful and graphic paintings and drawings on kozo paper.  Please contact Gail Severn Gallery about any images you see regarding their availability.

Judith Kindler

OBSCURE

March 6  - April 30, 2020

 

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 a PDF Catalog of Judith Kindler's 'OBSCURE'.

 

Click here for available work by Judith Kindler.

Marcia Myers

REMEMBRANCE

March 6  - April 30, 2020

 

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.

Michael Gregory

TRUE WEST: PART II

March 6  - April 30, 2020

 

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 a PDF Catalog of Michael Gregory's 'TRUE WEST'.

 

Click here for available work by Michael Gregory.

Kara Maria

CLOUD CRYSTALS

March 6  - April 30, 2020

 

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.

Michael Gregory

TRUE WEST

February 4  - March 10, 2020

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

Artist Chat  •  Saturday, February 15th • 10 am

 

Michael Gregory’s work is immediately recognizable with its American icons of barns, homesteads, and imagined fields. These structures, while forefront in his previous works, now play evenly with the powerful imagery of the landscape and light. The light, as seen over American soil, is captured from the landscapes of our enigmatic Midwestern and Western fields to the luminescent nighttime sky overlooking cityscapes.

 

Gregory’s work is included in many private and public collections including The U.S. Trust Company in New York, Microsoft Corporation, General Mills Corporation, Bank of America and Champion International Corporation, and The Denver Art Museum.

 

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

 

Click here for available work by Michael Gregory.

Animalia

February 4  - March 10, 2020

Gallery Walk  •  Friday, February 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.

 

Pamela DeTuncq provides an irreverent look at the fleeting nature of life through the ancient art of taxidermy. Drawn from the medieval theory of memento mori, vintage tapestries serve as remembered experiences and highlight the futility and vanity of preserving the ephemeral.

 

Chris Maynard delicately crafts small scenes of avian life by intricately cutting and re-assembling individual bird feathers.

 

Robert McCauley’s oil paintings use the guise of art historical narratives to examine important themes of deforestation and the ecological concerns of climate change and species extinction.

 

Sculptor Gwynn Murrill uses bronze to capture elemental animal forms and captures the beauty of each animal’s movement.

 

Mary Snowden's combines meticulously stitched and embroidered animals with hand-painted elements to capture each animal’s true character.

Nostalgic Narratives

February 4  - March 10, 2020

Gallery Walk  •  Friday, February 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.

 

Jenny Abell invents anthropomorphic narratives through her reworking of antique book covers.

 

Ceramic artist Dan Anderson creates forms representative of rural America, from old oil cans to architectural forms of decades past.

 

Morgan Brig crafts small toy boats from copper and found materials playing to our memories of childhood and love of intimate objects.

 

Lisa Kokin combines shredded money with metallic thread, re-contextualizing everyday materials and creating new forms and giving old money a new value.

Preview 2020

February 4  - March 10, 2020

Gallery Walk  •  Friday, February 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.

 

Pegan Brooke’s paintings are inspired by the experiences of sustained reflection upon various rivers and oceans. These paintings capture the beauty of light that dances across the surface of water and the reflections of light in the snow.

 

Inspired by the Bay Area Figurative movement, Linda Christensen paints solitary figures in moments of repose. The artist captures her subjects in those brief moments of internal thought and self-reflection.

 

Judith Kindler is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, photography, encaustic, and photo-based work. Whether commenting on sociological interactions or her own autobiographical subjects, Judith endeavors to lay bare the common threads of human experience.

Laura McPhee is a photographer noted for her stunning large-scale landscapes and portraits of the people who live and work in them. She is currently chronicling visual stories about time, both geologic and human,  in the western desert of the United States. A meditation on our material lives, this body of work  depicts our paradoxical approaches as we at once to protect, alter, and extract from the land.

 

Jane Rosen’s sculptures sit on the line between realism and abstraction. Sketching Birds of Prey in their natural habitat, Rosen captures their essential forms, then carefully renders these Birds of Prey from glass and stone.

 

Raphaelle Goethals uses the medium of encaustic to produce her muted and masterful panels.  A ancient technique, encaustic employs ground pigments mixed with heated beeswax and resin. Goethals’ paintings always retain a memory of the earth through the presence of these natural materials.

 

Kathy Moss uses botanicals as archetypes in her paintings. Aware of the suggestiveness of and psychological meaning attached to flowers, Moss uses these objects as subject matter to address issues of  power, solipsism, and hierarchies by presenting imaginary orders and arrangements that would not occur in the natural world.

 

Working with simple forms and made from the most simple natural material of clay, Bean Finneran’s  constructions are abstract rings, lines, cones, circles but often evoke real things: sea anemones, coral reefs, haystacks or wind-blown grasses.

 

Anne Siems explores the various and ever shifting definitions of what it means to be female. In her newest body of work Siems addresses the complexity of female sexuality and the often times opposing values of tenderness and strength, and vulnerability within us all.

For over 44 years the gallery has built a national reputation for presenting energetic exhibition schedules, participating in international art fairs, facilitating museum exhibitions, and publishing books and catalogs for our artists.

400 First Avenue North

Ketchum, ID 83340-1679

Get Directions

 

208.726.5079

info@gailseverngallery.com

 

All content Copyright ©2020,

Gail Severn Gallery and the Individual Artists.

All rights reserved.

For over 44 years the gallery has built a national reputation for presenting energetic exhibition schedules, participating in international art fairs, facilitating museum exhibitions, and publishing books and catalogs for our artists.

400 First Avenue North

Ketchum, ID 83340-1679

Get Directions

 

208.726.5079

info@gailseverngallery.com

 

All content Copyright ©2020,

Gail Severn Gallery and the Individual Artists.

All rights reserved.

For over 44 years the gallery has built a national reputation for presenting energetic exhibition schedules, participating in international art fairs, facilitating museum exhibitions, and publishing books and catalogs for our artists.

400 First Avenue North

Ketchum, ID 83340-1679

Get Directions

 

208.726.5079

info@gailseverngallery.com

 

All content Copyright ©2020,

Gail Severn Gallery and the Individual Artists.

All rights reserved.

For over 44 years the gallery has built a national reputation for presenting energetic exhibition schedules, participating in international art fairs, facilitating museum exhibitions, and publishing books and catalogs for our artists.

400 First Avenue North

Ketchum, ID 83340-1679

Get Directions

 

208.726.5079

info@gailseverngallery.com

 

All content Copyright ©2020,

Gail Severn Gallery and the Individual Artists.

All rights reserved.