26 January 2017
Color versus Shape
Silver’s color is dynamic and strong, yet it is the shape that tells the story. The shapes are either geometric or organic. His “geometric shapes” fool the eye and create the illusion of depth and/or movement. In contrast, his organic abstractions flow as in nature, encouraging the viewer’s own interpretation. Silver’s contrasting styles are captivating and not to be missed.
LINKED - Opening Reception
5 January 2017
“Painting is an integral part of my spiritual practice and a constant reminder that we are all inextricably LINKED to the world we inhabit. The work is an extension of my consciousness combined with qualities gathered from the natural world. They are indeed conduits through which information, sensations, inspiration, and guidance flow to and from the collective consciousness and the Universe.” - Michael Kessler
COLOR COLLECTIVE OPENING RECEPTION
8 December 2016
I am inspired by Life. To capture a personality, a moment and the true essence of whatever I am painting is what drives me. As I observe the world around me, I will see someone sitting in a beautiful pose and know I need to capture that gesture at that moment
GIVING HeARTfully OPENING RECEPTION
7 December 2016
This Holiday Season we are proud to be hosting “Giving HeARTfully” A Cocktail Reception and Art Raffle to benefit the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children.
Local watercolor artist Andrea Merican will be creating a one-of-a-kind painting to be raffled at the event.
All proceeds will benefit the organization.
The Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide social, emotional and financial support to children and families facing pediatric cancer. Chrisie Funari is the Founder of the organization and was inspired to create hope in the lives of others after having personally endured the challenges childhood cancer faces when her 18 month old daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. The foundation provides families with travel assistance, financial planning, financial assistance, and helps fund pediatric cancer research. Through the support of donors and volunteers, the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children continues to make an impact in the lives of many individuals in the community.
10 November 2016
“For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to both color and texture - especially as they are found in the natural world. Red iron oxide, the color of rust - and what gives our blood its hue - is one of my favorite colors, and is found in all my pieces.
To me, some of the most interesting textures are found in the resultant marks of nature’s wearing away. Crevices, canyons and seashores all attest to the give and take of Mother Earth.
My paintings are created in much the same way; in the layering of the acrylic paint and gels, continual re-working, and sometimes violent mark making, they become metaphors for our own lives. Imperfection trumps perfection, chaos is organized and peace prevails.”
INTO THE WILD
7 April 2016
Delve into the dense, lush wild of Dore’s inner intricate world. Explore nature in a completely unique way by immersing yourself into expressive qualities of color and his somewhat whimsical narrative. Each painting manages to convey a serene moment in time – a tranquil calm. His belief in an enchanted inner vision leads to the creation of highly imaginative paintings, inspiring introspection and thought on the part of the viewer.
Cultivating the Wild
3 March 2016
Cultivating the Wild explores the desire to simultaneously control nature and preserve the wild. Presented through wall - base installations and sculpture, Stratman unveils a new body of work that investigates the human psyche and our relationship to the natural world.
4 February 2016
Awakened Soul is a story about how the simplicity of Mother Earth has given me a shift of needing all things to seeing all things. Living a life with overwhelming gratitude of the gifts that are given to me every day. In my work you will find the celebration of Mother Earth and see how it gives an opportunity in every moment to be present. I have captured moments in time that are filled with stillness, magic and peace. I am guided by her, letting life unfold in front of me.