Very excited to be featured in this article by Robert F. James in the Public Broadcasting Service online journal, Next Avenue. And, thanks to Danielle Glosser, Principal of Client Raiser, for putting us together.
Just completed this darling small painting, which I think exemplifies the confusion, uncertainty and bizarre-ness of this current era of coronavirus pandemic. In addition to real danger from the spreading virus, our entire way of life has altered, creating a need to adapt in a unique environment.
Jesse, an imaginary figure, will thrive and serve to remind us of this historic period in our lives long into the future.
Artwork available through Calloway Fine Art & Consulting
1643 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20007
This highly personal artwork has just been juried into the National Exhibition “Ethos: Spirit of Community” at the Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts Gallery. Opening on August 1, 2020, the exhibit runs through the month, featuring work juried by guest curator Carolyn Goodridge.
“Oluf,” 36×36 inches is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas completed in 2019. The artwork is a highly personal image, the imaginary visage of my great grandfather Oluf who immigrated to Montana from Norway in 1857. Having left his home due to crop failures and economic poverty, he sought a better life in the United States, and became one of the earliest pioneers in the Farmington area where he ranched and raised a family.
His story in this painting exudes the feeling of independence, resourcefulness, tenacity and daring which characterizes both strong pioneer temperament and immigrant experience.
Corrected Vision 7, 24×24 inches acrylic on canvas, above, has been selected for the collection of Washington, DC via a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. I’m honored for this delightful piece to have been chosen from among the many applicants.
A big “Thank you” to Zoma Wallace, DC Art Bank Coordinator, and Lauren Dugas Glover, Public Art Manager, both with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
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These newly completed paintings are now available at Georgetown’s Susan Calloway Fine Arts — 1643 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007. http://www.callowayart.com
This grouping of paintings features fresh jazzy figures that have the feel of society on the edge. With mostly vivid colors and painterly brush strokes, I’ve tried to maintain a blur between the real and imagined. They have a contemporary aesthetic that’s infused with emotional tension.
As always, ambiguity and ambivalence rule. All interpretations of these figures remain valid, possible, even probable. I prefer that my paintings address those things that do not lend themselves to easy description.
Selecting the right artwork can be tricky. It’s always a good idea to see it in a residential setting – a test for tone and style within a room. I personally like art that makes me think and provides a lively counterpoint to otherwise static elements of furniture. Some people prefer a more peaceful, languid feeling. Everyone has a different goal for their personal space.
Regardless of preference, trying something out in the room for size and impact makes sense. Whether stimulating or calming, a one of a kind, handmade work of art will elevate the area and make it special. If it doesn’t work, you can always return it to the gallery for another piece that meshes just right with your preferences and objectives.
Here, I’ve displayed some newish pieces at home before delivery to the gallery. Each makes a unique focal point, but I think they look good together, too.
By all accounts the SPECTRUM Miami Art Show this year was a great success for Gallery NK. Lots of interest, buyers and commentary by the many patrons/collectors who throng to Art Basel Miami Beach and its 20 satellite fairs during this special week. The Gallery staff did a great job hanging my wall – it looked amazing. It’s great to have a professional team taking care of everything.
See this dancing hipster of mine at the Athenaeum Invitational Exhibition through November 6. Generously sponsored by TTR/Sotheby’s International Realty, the show opens Sunday, September 25 with a reception from 4-6 and features Megan Beyer, Executive Director for the President’s Council on the Arts and Humanities, awarding prizes.
Twig Murray, Gallery Director of the Athenaeum, conceived and organized this event. She also scheduled a solo exhibit of my work there for August 2017. Looking forward to that…