Sunday, October 2, 2005

SOLD WORKS OF ART

Afloat, 2013, monotype, 10 x 8 in., $450
Fool For Art II, 2006, acrylic on board,
9 x 12 in., $720
Leaf Blower II, 2014, oil on canvas panel,
10 x 8 in., $640
Trap Door, 2014, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 in., $1,000

Scene XLVI Lawnchair Angel, 2013, oil on canvas panel,
12 x 12 in., $1,000

Scene XLII Sleeper, 2013, oil on canvas, 18 x 18 in.,
$1,600


Bird, 2007, oil on panel, 9 x 12 in., $720

Bonobo #1, 2012, oil on canvas on panel
10 x 8 in.,  $640
Yellow Shirt, 2010, oil on panel,
7 x 5 in., $360
Table, 2013, oil on canvas panel, 8 x 10 in.,
$640
Skeleton, 2012, oil on canvas, 14 x 11 in.,
$960
Dog Through Hoop, 2007, oil on canvas,
20 x 20 in., $1,760
Orange Hillside, 2010-11, oil on panel,
7 x 5 in., $360
Aluminum Chair, 2005, oil on board, 12 x 9 in., $720
Leafblower, 2005, oil on panel, 9 x 12 in.,
$720
White Chest, 2010, oil on panel,
7 x 5 in., $360
Lawn Chair, 2010, oil on panel, 10 x 8 in.,
$640
Scene XIII, Bull, 2011, oil on canvas, 18 x 18 in., $1,600
Yellow Snake Green Tree, 2010,
oil on panel, 9 x 12 in., $720
Cell Phone, 2006, oil on panel, 5 x 4 in., $280
Lizard I, 2008, oil on panel, 4 x 5 in., $280
Persephone, 2009

Oil on panel, 14 x 16 in., $ 1,280
Scene XXV, Moving The Tree, 2012, oil on
panel, 10 x 8 in., $640
His 808-ness No. 1, 2008, 29 x 22 in.
acrylic on paper, $960
Two Armadillos, 2010, oil on panel,
7 x 5 in., $360
Chest Opening, 2010, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in., $2,500
Man, Pig, Trees, 2010, oil, ink on panel,
7 x 5 in., $360
Bull Rider, 2007
Acrylic on paper, 28 x 22 in., $ 960
Lawn Chairs, 2007
Monotype, 22 x 18 in., $ 760
Out Of The Lawn Chair, Into The Pool, 2007
Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in., $ 2,400
Handstand, 2006
Acrylic on paper, 29 x 22 in., $ 960
Old White Man, 2007
Oil on canvas
14 x 11 in., $ 960

Grey Day, 2009
Oil on panel, 10 x 8 in., $ 640



Wind, 2005
Oil on panel, 4 x 5 in., $ 280


Take Off, 2007
Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in., $ 640


Square Halo, 2008
Oil on panel, 8.5 x 11 in., $ 720


Red Ground, 2007
Oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in., $ 720


Launched, 2007
Acrylic, crayon on paper, 22 x 29 in.
$ 960


Hands Across Chest, 2006
Oil on panel, 8 x 10 in., $ 640


Floating, 2009
Oil on panel, 7 x 5 in., $ 360


Dance, 2009
Oil on panel, 7 x 5 in., $ 360


Cliff, 2009
Oil on panel, 7 x 5 in., $ 360


Chest Level (Tempering), 2009
Oil on panel, 8 x 10 in., $ 640


Back Bend, 2007
Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in., $ 640

Temptation Of St. Anthony, 2009
Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 in., $ 1,760

The Prize, 2009
Oil on panel, 9 x 12 in., $ 720
Blue Dog, 2010, oil on panel,
10 x 8 in., $640
Snake Crossing, 2007, oil on panel, 5 x 7 in., $360
Man With Bull In Back, 2011,
oil on panel, 7 x 5 in., $360
Running With The Moon, 2015, monotype,
4 x 3 in., $225

Wide Stance, 2009
Watercolor, 9 ¾ x 6 ½ in.
$ 375

Scene XXVI, Bull, 2012-15, oil on canvas, 
36 x 30 in., $3,300

Scene LVII, Fire, 2015, oil on canvas, 
18 x 18 in., $1,600
Set Up VIII, 2015, oil on panel, 8 x 8 in., $550

Set Up V, 2015, oil on panel, 8 x 8 in., $550
Overboard, 2015, colored pencil on paper,
8 x 10 in., $550
Set Up VI, 2015, oil on panel, 10 x 10 in., $700
Prop Masters, 2014-15, oil on canvas panel, 11 x 14 in.,
$960
Ape/Moon, 2013-14, oil on panel,
7 x 5 in., $360
Bed, 2006, oil on panel, 16 x 14 in., $ 1,280

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Article: Free Times, November 22-28, 2006

ART 
By Mary Benz Gilkerson 
NOVEMBER 22-28, 2006

A Feast for the Senses

A review of Vista Lights, an annual gallery crawl held Nov. 16in the Vista. 

A variety of different venues some galleries and some retail spaces that incorporate exhibition space showcased work by many local artists in the annual fall open house for the Vista last Thursday night. 

The Vista Arts and Antiques District has been shifting and changing lately. For almost 20 years, it has been the hub of the Columbia arts scene. That hasn't changed dramatically yet, but signs are there that change is on the way. 

Those shifts were evident in this year's Vista Lights event. Some galleries have closed or moved. Cameo Gallery, a longtime Vista resident, has moved across the Congaree River to West Columbia. Gallery Two is a thing of the past. On the other hand, if Art Gallery has opened just down from the former Cameo spot on Lincoln Street.
 
With the rapid development of the area between Lincoln and Huger streets, empty spaces for temporary exhibits and installations of the kind that have been a part of Vista events for years have dried up. 

With the Vista (and Columbia) booming with corresponding increases in the cost of space, watch for the natural development of satellite arts areas: Rosewood (SoRo), Meeting Street in West Columbia, Five Points and Devine Street. After fits and starts over the last couple of years, Columbia may end up with a multi-layered arts scene yet. 

The exhibits that stood out Thursday night were at three Vista mainstays I. Pinckney Simons, City Art and Vista Studios, New Crop, New Art at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios is a survey of work by the resident artists Ethel Brody, Pat Callahan, Stephen Chesley, Jeff Donovan, Heidi Darr-Hope, Pat Gilmartin, Robert Kennedy, Susan Lenz, Sharon Licata, Laura Spong, David Yaghjian and Don Zurlo. The show is strong, even if a bit crowded. 

Chesley and Donovan are newcomers to the studios but are hardly new to Columbia. Moving into a new space seems to have energized both artists. Chesley's new paintings are dark and spare, more immediate in the paint application. The color depth and the viscosity of the paint pull the viewer into his evocative landscapes. 

It's impossible to tell which is impacting which in the interplay between Donovan's paintings and clay pieces. They seem to be feeding each other in equal measure. The absurdity of the human condition plays out with a measured dose of irony and humor. 

Humor is also a major component of Yaghjian's recent work. In these acrylics on paper, he presents the viewer with a series of autobiographical musings on midlife that feature his own figure as the main subject. Some are farcical, but a number of them have a tension that comes from dark comedy. In "Old White Rapper" the figure of the man dissolves into the background, ghost-like against the darkness. 

Zurlo's work has not been seen in Columbia as much as it should. His paintings are completely non-objective, with an approach to color that creates compositions that are either at a full blast of intensity or so subtle that they are tonalist. 

The open house and gallery walk may have been Thursday night, but the art in most spaces will still be on view for the next couple of weeks. 

Let us know what you think: Email editor@free-times.com. 

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Article: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 1997


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