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CUSTOMER EXHIBITIONS

Stephen Magsig

Stephen Magsig
May 2 – May 27, 2017
Opening Thursday May 4th 6:00 – 8:00 pm
George Billis Gallery
New York, NY

The paintings for this exhibit are based from direct observation and from my photographic reference of the Cityscapes of New York. I work in oils on linen canvas and linen panels in the simple and direct Alla Prima method. Although my work is representational I am more interested in the “Story” of the scene and the “Plasticity”of the paint than in creating an exact representation of the subject.

Emmalee Hazer

“Ineffable”
MFA Fine Arts Exhibit
April 24, 2017 – April 27, 2017
Hughes Fine Art Center
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

As we know from the work of Carl Jung (Man and His Symbols) and made well known by Joseph Campbell, the human unconscious is like a large ocean. Exploring the depths of this ocean sometimes reveals marvelous discoveries for the viewers. Artists serve a cultural purpose in bringing these symbols above the surface and out where they can be seen with conscious awareness. According to Jung, it is a goal of human beings to eventually make conscious all of what is in the unconscious. Artists, being generally of a more sensitive nature, can help humanity toward this goal.

I experience the act of drawing by being open to diving deeply into this “oceanic unconscious”. This is key to my work. When I make art, I allow the inspiration to emerge from my subconscious mind as the drawing quickly manifests of its own accord, as do dream symbols – except that I am awake when it happens. To do this, I get my rational mind out of the way so the creative imagination can work spontaneously. The art is not concocted by my intellect, but it comes from a deeper level of the mind.

 

Andrea Pramuk

Andrea Pramuk "Plexus" Permanent Ink on Claybord, 30x60in

Andrea Pramuk
April 7, 2017 – May 20, 2017
FW Gallery
Baton Rouge, LA

I have always dealt with issues of fragility, weakness and decay, but as I look deeper, this work is becoming more about overcoming these challenges in terms of physical, psychological, environmental, social or in other words, the human condition from a feminine perspective. Going even further, these messages can be understood at a deeper level encompassing the earth, cosmos and spiritual world as well. There is a consistent thread of interconnectedness that runs through each work, happening spontaneously without forcing it during the painting process. Possibly, it’s a message from the subconscious realm.

June Stratton

June Stratton: In the Garden
April 8, 2017 – May 6, 2017
Distinction Gallery  Escondido, CA

My paintings are imagined blends of beauty and nature. These paintings are often intentionally idealized representations of emotional impressions from my dreams – entwined with elements of the earth, sky and water that surround my real world

Lynette McCarthy

 

Lynette McCarthy "Looking For Midnight"

“Life After Death”
MFA Exhibition
4/7-5/21/17
Snite Museum of Art
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

This series provides an extended look at the physical and psychological shifts that occur when negotiating the role of widower.

Corita Kent

Corita Kent, American 1918 - 1986 New Hope, 1966 Photograph by Arthur Evans, Courtesy of the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles, CA.

WE CAN MAKE IT : The Prints of Corita Kent
2/2/17- 5/21/17
Haggerty Museum of Art
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

 

In her teaching and her art, Corita Kent emphasized the importance of words. Individual letters were used as sources for shape and form, and graphically rearranged to make a visual impact. The content of the words was of equal importance. She drew inspiration from poetry, literature and philosophical texts.

Skip Steinworth

STILLNESS: DRAWINGS BY SKIP STEINWORTH
February 27 –  May 14, 2017
Evansville Museum  
Evansville, Indiana

For most of my more than 35-year-career as a professional artist, I’ve created works almost exclusively in graphite pencil. The medium has always had a fundamental appeal for me. It’s direct and uncomplicated. As such, it is well suited to my sensibility and to my imagery, style, and working methods, all of which are equally straightforward. My work is representational, which to me means more than achieving a pictorial illusion. It is an investigation of our perceptions of the seeable world, an effort to determine what makes things visually “tick”, and to understand what exactly it is that allows us to make sense of what we see.

Tom Bamberger

“Hyperphotographic”
March 25–May 21, 2017
MOWA (Museum of Wisconsin Art)
West Bend, WI

For the first time in history, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) will dedicate all four of its changing exhibition spaces to the work of a single artist – Tom Bamberger. Hyperphotographic is Bamberger’s first major retrospective which will feature more than 100 photographs – some up to 35’ in scale. MOWA will open the exhibition on March 25, 2017, and celebrate his recent gift of nearly 400 photographs to the museum’s permanent collection.

Virginia Beahan

Virginia Beahan
“A Riley Contemporary Artists Project Gallery Exhibition”
February 11, 2017 – May 7, 2017
Joslyn Art Museum  Omaha, Nebraska

Virginia Beahan’s photographs tell a story that is at once demanding, joyous, surprising, and painful. In the fall of 2002, Beahan and her husband helped her 88-year-old mother, Jeanne Cadwallader, sell her house in Yardley, Pennsylvania, and moved her to their home in rural New Hampshire. In failing health, her mother’s doctors believed she would die within the coming months. She soon recovered, however, and for the first time in many decades, Beahan and her mother began to spend their days together, learning to accommodate each other’s needs and lives.

protest-danny-lyons-697x1024“Resistance, Protest, Resilience”
November 5 – April 16, 2016
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis, MN

Featuring about 60 photographs from Mia’s collection, this exhibition traces protests in select 20th-century movements and events that triggered important social and political changes, among them the Civil Rights Movement, Japan’s U.S. security treaty conflictthe Iranian Revolution, Vancouver’s Gastown riots, and the 1984 Democratic National Convention.