Wilde Meyer Gallery presents "Chroma" featuring artworks that focus on color effects and color relationships. "Chroma" will be on display during Art Bites Artwalk Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7-9pm.
In her figure paintings of bathers, equines or steers, Sherri Belassen alternates her compositions between areas of saturated color contrasted with subdued color with modulated layers of line and texture.
Sara Newton uses thick paint like a wave of color to literally cascade and wash over an intense and saturated color field abstract background. Tracy Miller uses color to convey energy with her multicolor equines and animal paintings.
Rena Vandewater creates stylized and magical, "storybook-like" landscapes with floating figures and oversized dogs.
In her Southwest landscapes, Michelle Chrisman uses thick paint slashes of reds and golden yellow to paint rock formations, canyons and cliffs throughout the Southwest. Also showing will be glass sculptures by Tom Philabaum and paintings by Melinda Hall, Nancy Pendleton and many others. "Chroma" shows April 4, 2013 through May 1, 2013. Visit us during Art Bites Artwalk on Thursday, April 11th, 7pm-9pm.
Colores presents “Works at Play,” an exhibition focusing on art that is playful and imaginative with paintings and sculptures that are sure to make you smile! “Works At Play” will be on display during Art Bites Artwalk Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7-9pm.
Everyone likes to watch dogs play but artists at Colores present a different twist on “playful”. Connie Townsend’s dogs are shown driving cars or mopeds through the desert. If a single word can describe Melinda Curtin’s reverse window paintings, it is imaginative, with depictions of cowboy dogs dancing in the desert at night. The artist Stephano paints happy dogs, smiling with “autographed” tennis ball in mouth.
Trevor Mikula's humorous portraits feature various animal caricatures wearing snazzy outfits and comical hats. Trevor’s other works play on puns such as supersize “teacup” poodles standing in tiny teacups. Lisa Gordon’s bronze equine sculptures are meticulous and unexpectedly clever with horses presented in pink tutus or balancing one legged on top of balls.
Also showing will be art by Charles Davison, Jamie Ellsworth, and with many others.
“Works At Play” shows April 4, 2013 through May 1, 2013. Visit us during Art Bites Artwalk on Thursday, April 11 th, 7pm-9pm.
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Celebrate the west in Wilde Meyer’s exhibition, “Legend and Spirit,” featuring that explores historical roots of the Southwest through cowboys and Native American culture and art that celebrates the western animals and scenery.
Thom Ross’s art portrays the epic legends of old west lawmen such as Wyatt Earp, as well as outlaws like the McLaury Brothers. Inspired by Nez Pierce culture and mythology, Jim Nelson’s energetic paintings incorporate bright colors and paint splatters to create a metaphor for man’s interactions with animals.
Kristin Knight’s art is a combination of artifice antique with contemporary edginess. Kristin exquisitely renders equines and bison over a collage of aged paper and finishes her pieces with a thick, glossy resin varnish.
Sarah Webber’s naturalistic paintings are imbued with personality. Sarah captures a charming glance by a steer, the peaceful body language of rabbits grazing, or the comical charisma of a burro peeking out a barn.
As a life-long horse trainer and artist, Chaille Trevor creates paintings that study the range of complex emotions and social interactions of equines.
Also showing will be paintings of monumental Western skies by Albert Scharf with art by James Swanson, Sushe Felix and many others.
“Legend and Spirit” shows Thursday, April 4, 2013 through April 27, 2013.
Wilde Meyer Gallery presents "Burros and Bovine," a collection of fun paintings and sculptures donkeys and cows. "Burros and Bovine" explores the traits that we admire in these animals such as strength, friendliness or independence.
Sarah Webber uses humor in her paintings, depicting a trio of donkeys poking their big noses out of a barn. In other works, Sarah's animal portraits use the different effects of light and color to make a cow or burro's expression more emotional.
Andrea Peterson's paintings are rendered as spontaneously as candid snapshots. Andrea shows a herd of burros in the foothills, basking in the blazing desert sunset.
Kari Rives creates her ceramic burro sculptures using both actual texture and the visual tactility of the glaze.
Rives imparts a sense of toughness and, in contrast, friendliness to her donkey sculptures. Tracy Miller brings her signature energetic, expressionist style with brightly colored brush marks and paint splatters coalescing as painterly portrayals of burros and bovine. Sherri Belassen uses unique color combinations in her paintings to depict longhorn steers floating in spatial compositions with layers of underpainting, line and texture.
Using a collage of vintage imagery as a backdrop for his paintings, Bill Colt captures inquisitive, often humorous expressions of cows, in colorful, loosely rendered portraits.
"Burros and Bovine" opens on May 2, 2013 and continue through June 5, 2013
Colores presents "Collector's Choice ," featuring contemporary, and western paintings and sculptures by a variety of artists. Bright and energetic landscapes by Lee Gusterson, Michelle Chrisman and Barbara Gurwitz will be shown along with more subtle , desert landscapes by Alix Stefan. Humorous and witty paintings by Melinda Curtin, Stefano or Trevor Mikula can feature anything from animal caricatures wearing suits and hats to dogs dancing in the desert. Also showing will be figurative paintings and prints by Linda Carter Holman and Thom Ross , along with many other Wilde Meyer artists . The fabulous art is displayed in a contemporary setting amid chic Asian antiques. Visitors will also shopping for jewelry and artsy clothing.
"Collector's Choice" opens on Thursday, May 2nd and continues through June 5th.
Wilde Meyer Gallery presents "The Style of Style," an exhibition focusing the distinct way an artist and present different subjects.
Jaime Ellsworth paintings present diverse, stylized variations of dogs which manifest in various forms. In some works, Jaime's dogs are a multitude of flat, colorful shapes sprawling over the canvas. In other work, her dogs are seen as silhouettes next to red balls or portraits rendered in wispy brushstrokes.
Robert Burt paintings portray quiet ranches with a shepherd and his flock or charming adobe mission in a style that emphasizes smooth lines and bulging forms.
Alan Potter creates ceramic animal sculptures with simple forms. Potter's giraffe sculptures accentuate the long, elegant neck. His equine sculptures use glazing technique that accentuates the texture of the mane contrasted with the smoothness of the body.
Judy Feldman creates bright, fauvist scenes using intense color. Her narratives feature her beloved dog Chloe in various scenarios such as sneaking a quick cupcake or lounging in exotic locations. Also showing will be pastel paintings by Debora Stewart, animal paintings by Tracy Miller and landscapes by Rena Vandewater along with many others.
"The Style of Style" shows May 2, 2013 through June 1, 2013.
Wilde Meyer Gallery presents "100 for $100," a group show featuring a massive selection of original art by over forty artists offered at a special price of $100 or less with part of proceeds to benefit animal charities. A wide variety of art will be shown including experimental, original paintings and drawings, ceramic sculptures and glass sculptures along with prints. "100 for $100" was conceived as a way to donate to animal charities while offering great art "finds", to our collectors.
Original paintings by equine painter Chaille Trevor and Native American portraits by Jim Nelson will be shown. Those who enjoy playful art will like the funny faces of Connie Townsend's dog portraits as well as Melinda Curtin's reverse glass paintings featuring dancing dogs.
"100 for $100" gives a chance for well known artists to experiment and explore new ideas while enabling their collectors to obtain a special piece for a nominale sum. Normally known for his dramatic sky paintings, Albert Scharf will show paintings of Hebrew calligraphy based on kabalistic folklore. Figure painter Linda Carter Holman will also create an experimental piece for this show.
Stylized ceramic animal sculptures will be available by Alan Potter who emphasizes simple and stylized forms and Kari Rives whose animal sculptures accentuate the hand forming. Tom Philabaum will show a new series of fused glass paintings which are created with layers of silver foil, copper foil and colored glass sheets. Also showing will be Dana Hooper, Michael Baum, Nancy Pendleton and many others.
"100 for $100" opens on Thursday, June 6, 2013 and continues through July 3, 2013.
Colores presents "Colores Discovered." The gallery will be showing a wonderful mixture of art and artists that represent what Colores is all about: eclectic paintings, sculpture, jewelry and other surprise "finds." A variety of new artists will be presented, as well as our well loved regulars. Bright and colorful landscapes by Lee Gusterson, Michelle Chrisman and Barbara Gurwitz will be shown along with subdued, desert landscapes by Alix Stefan. Humorous and witty paintings by Melinda Curtin, Stefano or Trevor Mikula can feature anything from animal caricatures wearing suits and hats or dogs dancing in the desert. Also showing will be paintings and prints by Linda Carter Holman and Thom Ross and art by many others. The fabulous art is displayed with jewelry and sculptures in a setting of beautiful Asian antiques. "Colores Discovered" opens on Thursday, June 6th and continues through July 3rd.
Wilde Meyer Gallery presents "Surface and Color," a group show featuring abstract and stylized art.
Martha Braun's art conveys openness in paintings where blocks of red, creamy white and golden yellow colors converge with collaged text and architectonic drawings.
With a topping of glossy, thick resin varnish, Robert Charon's paintings appear dimensional. His striped paintings have a sense of undulating color. The reeds in his serene pond paintings appear to be parting for the viewer inviting speculation and relaxation. By contrast his koi pond pieces shimmer with motion and brightness and the fish themselves appear to almost ready to break through the surface of the clear water. Under Bill Colt's colorful paintings of personable cows, marauding aircraft or nostalgic street scenes lie an incredible array of vintage and period images which give his contemporary paintings a connection to the past.
Using thick paint to create a dimensional effect, Acacia Alder's desert landscapes depict the structures of nature that connect trees and vegetation with rocks and elements. Serving as a metaphor for balancing meaningful visual information and noise, Ryan Hale's paintings are composed of saturated reds and crisp blues contrasted with blocks of muted grey and deep ochre. Also showing will be art by Sherri Belassen, Sara Newton, and many others.
"Surface and Color" shows Thursday, June 6, 2013 through June 29, 2013.