Chromatics: a mixed media group exhibition
The Sunne Savage Gallery and McGladrey are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition Chromatics featuring paintings by Cassie Jones, Robert S. Neuman and Craig Stockwell along with sculpture by Niho Kozuru. The mixed media exhibition will showcase acrylic on Duralar paintings by Cassie Jones, oil on canvas paintings by Robert S. Neuman, mixed media paintings on panel by Craig Stockwell, and cast rubber sculpture by Niho Kozuru. Chromatics, curated by Christina Godfrey, invites viewers to examine the use of hue and saturation of color applied in an artist’s work and the energy evoked by that application.
Chromatics: Cassie Jones,Niho Kozuru,Robert S. Neuman, Craig Stockwell
October 24th – January 13th, 2012
McGladrey Art Gallery, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA. 02129
Reception: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm
RSVP by October 21st to Kristen Baylis: 617.241.1140, or firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the exhibition contact Christina Godfrey: 508.667.1062, or ChristinaMaryGodfrey@gmail.com
FLORA: artwork inspired by nature
RECEPTION: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 5:30-7:30 pm
McGladrey Art Gallery, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA. 02129
RSVP: BostonEvents@McGladrey.com, 617.241.1440
Inspired by the abundant organic growth of New England summers, the McGladrey Art Gallery is hosting FLORA, an exhibition of four Massachusetts artists curated by Christina Godfrey. FLORA runs July 11th – October 14th, 2011.
Incorporating drawings by Elli Crocker, paintings by John Gentile, sculpture by Gints Grinbergs, and prints by John Thompson, FLORA examines patterns, and similarities found in nature through varying levels of abstraction. Contact Christina Godfrey for viewings: ChristinaMaryGodfrey@gmail.com.
John Bisbee: New Brand
Pictured is John Bisbee working outside of his Brunswick, ME, studio. Bisbee has crafted dozens of brands to apply to wooden panels. They are skillfully constructed as tiny sculptures, object d’arte, reminiscent of shapes seen in his celebrated work.
Flames engulf the brand as it makes contact with the wood. Compositions, linear, organic, geometric, emerge intuitively from Bisbee’s mind. He is fascinated by the fire, smoke, and pattern.
The wood panels introduce a new element to Bisbee’s body of work, a drawing, a print, but still derived from his signature 12 inch nail. They also retain Bisbee’s dynamic exchange between industrial and organic, masculine and feminine, hard and soft. A video of Bisbee branding can be seen here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eoGs0ojngM
Images of eight brands can be seen on www.sunnesavage.com. Please contact Christina Godfrey with inquiries.
Sunne Savage Gallery is proud to present the launch of a new website featuring paintings, prints and drawings by abstract expressionist artist, Robert S. Neuman, who is active in Boston, Massachusetts and Mt. Desert Island, Maine. The website features Neuman’s 15 series of works, spanning over 60 years. In addition, we are currently in the process of creating a complete inventory of all paintings and works on paper by the artist and would appreciate your participation.
Please visit the website, www.robertsneuman.com , for further information.
Right: Robert S. Neuman in his studio, Stoneham, MA.
SouthField Sculpture Installation
The gallery is pleased to announce the installation of the first of four sculptures by Gints Grinbergs to SouthField in South Weymouth, MA. Small Thistle welcomes guests to the Marketing Center of the new 1,400 acre live-work-shop-play mixed use development on Massachusett’s South Shore. The remaining three sculptures, currently in process, will be installed in early June. Grinbergs, whose studio is in southeastern Massachusetts, creates abstractions from found metal and stone.
For more information about Grinbergs’ sculpture please contact Christina Godfrey.
Left: Gints Grinbergs, Small Thistle, 72 x 20 x 20 inches, stainless steel and stone
Adobe Systems Installation
In February, the Sunne Savage Gallery assisted Adobe Systems to procure two works of art for their New England Headquarters. The selected works were completed using Adobe Photoshop in the artist’s process.
You Can’t Hide (left) is an oil on canvas by John Gentile. Gentile, Italian born artist, began his career as a graphic designer in Milan, Italy. He moved to the Boston area in the late 1960’s and began painting full time in the early 1970’s. His most recent work combines collage, Adobe Photoshop, and painting. On canvas, Gentile paints fractured areas of magazine collage peeking through a layer of color applied in Photoshop. This technique allows the viewer to identify subjects in the collage, but only if they take the time to look between the abstraction. Gentile currently lives and works in Lynnfield, MA.
Autumn (right) is a color photograph on vinyl by Carolyn Rochalski, teen participant at Artists for Humanity. Teens in Artists for Humanity’s photography department have been developing a series of “kaleidoscopic” images. To create the work, participants shoot a variety of natural and architectural compositions, which they crop and recompose using Adobe Photoshop. The stunning results are large, high-resolution prints of complex forms built from a simple original image. Artists for Humanity’s mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing underserved youth with paid employment in the arts. The non-profit organization is based in South Boston, MA.
Luminous Landscape: Six New England artists working in the ancient medium of encaustic present their interpretations of landscape
Reception: Wednesday, March 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm
McGladrey Art Gallery, McGladrey, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA.
On Wednesday, March 2nd, the McGladrey Art Gallery is hosting a reception for the Luminous Landscape exhibit, curated by Christina Godfrey of the Sunne Savage Gallery. The exhibit showcasing paintings by Linda Cordner, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Tracy Spadafora, Charyl Weissbach, Gregory Wright, and Diane Bowie Zaitlin will be on view through July 8th.
Luminous Landscape is a conceptual group initiative that explores the diversity of nature using various encaustic techniques and approaches. The artists in this show have employed encaustic as a unique means for exploring the subtle and mesmerizing nature of their surroundings. When painting in encaustic, the melted wax fused with pigment naturally interacts with light, creating a luminosity that is unique to the medium. The combination of wax, color, and texture lead to unique imagery that appear to transcend the typical dimensions of earth, space, and time, evoking feelings of inspiration.
The Sunne Savage Gallery has been assisting McGladrey, formerly Caturano & Company, with their exhibitions since 2003. The Sunne Savage Gallery, LLC, is a woman-owned, generational business specializing in fine art since 1975. The Gallery offers both private and corporate art services including art advisory, installation, framing, appraisal, conservation, and transportation.
McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, serve clients’ business needs. McGladrey & Pullen is a licensed CPA firm that provides assurance services. RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. Together, they rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly 90 offices. The McGladrey Art Gallery, located within McGladrey’s Charlestown office, hosts quarterly art exhibitions focusing on local artists in various mediums and themes.
Contact Christina Godfrey, ChristinaMaryGodfrey@gmail.com, with questions about Luminous Landscape, the McGladrey Art Gallery, and the Sunne Savage Gallery
Art Installation at Havana South, Portland, Maine.
Havana South is a cousin to Havana in Bar Harbor which opened in 1999. Havana South features a great atmosphere, extensive wine list, knowledgeable staff and a sophisticated Latin inspired menu. Havana South hired the Sunne Savage Gallery, Winchester, MA, to assist with décor. Havana South selected a number of Cassie Jones’s popular paintings on duralar as well as four vintage car portraits by Michael Wilson. Jones, Brunswick, ME; and Wilson, Waltham, MA; will be in attendance during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk, October 1st 5-7pm, and their works and are available for purchase through the gallery. Please contact Christina Godfrey with inquiries.
Havana South is committed to serving local and organic meats, produce and seafood and will search out New England farmers and fisherfolk to purchase products that are not only great tasting, but great for the environment and local economy. The recent addition of artwork by New England artists further exemplifies the restaurant’s dedication to supporting the region.
Alexander Harding added to sunnesavage.com
Announcing Alexander Harding’s Painted Pictures can be found on www.sunnesavage.com. In 2010 Harding’s work has been exhibited at the Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, MA; The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA; and the Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR. His intriguing photographs are a dynamic addition to private and corporate collections.
Harding explains, “This work attempts to raise questions about the extent to which a realistic painting or a photograph truly represents reality…The final product is intended to pose questions to the viewer about what they are truly seeing…Initially, viewers assume that they are looking at a painting, or a photograph of a painting, or a photograph that has been painted on. Discovering that the image is none of these is part of how the work communicates the complexity of attempting to represent reality.
Home & Harbor extended through October 29th, 2010.
Home and Harbor, exhibiting the works of artists Gillian Christy and John Vinton, is extended through October29th. The exhibition is presented by RSM McGladrey and curated by Christina Godfrey of the Sunne Savage Gallery.
Gillian Christy creates free standing steel sculptures and reliefs in a public and residential scale, a selection of interior sculptures are exhibited in Home and Harbor. Inspired by common objects found in architecture, industry, and nature, Christy’s sculptures possess a hint of Americana as she reconstructs quilts, grain silos, wagon wheels, and weather vanes out of steel, bronze, and copper.
John Vinton’s canvases are abstracted depictions of his travels. Home and Harbor exhibits a selection of canvases inspired by Cape Cod and coastal Maine. Through Vinton’s painterly approach he harnesses the essence of a location with gestural strokes of an oil stick, massive swipes of a palette knife, and sculptural mounds of paint.
Home and Harbor is held at 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9am -5pm and is open by appointment. To make an appointment please contact Christina Godfrey (link to Gmail). Works by both Gillian Christy and John Vinton can be seen at sunnesavage.com
John Stockwell added to sunnesavage.com
Four canvases by John Stockwell are new additions to the Sunne Savage Gallery inventory. John Stockwell, an American artist, divides his time between the countryside of Sweden and the shores of Cape Cod; Stockwell paints land and seascapes with warm light, limitless color, and infinite depth. Poppy Fields, 2004, is one of the four tranquil scenes now on view at www.sunnesavage.com
August Exhibition in Down East Maine
The Redfield Gallery and Sunne Savage Gallery are pleased to announce the exhibition, Maine Modern and Realist. The exhibit is from Northeast Harbor’s weekly Stroll .. The opening reception is at the Redfield Gallery, . The Gallery will also be participating in
The Maine Modern artists featured are Louise Nevelson, Edward Betts, and Rockwell Kent. Works by Frank W. Benson, Walter Farndon, Leon Kroll, , Pepper, Charles Woodbury and contemporary artist Joel Babb represent the Realist Maine artists.,
Robert S. Neuman Exhibits at The Court House Gallery, Ellsworth, ME
The Court House Gallery is including a selection of works by Robert S. Neuman in their exhibition, The Wingspread Legacy. The exhibition honors the Wingspread Gallery that had a forty year tenure on Main Street, Northeast Harbor, before being destroyed in the fire of 2008.
Opening Thursday July 29th, the exhibition will run through August 24th, 2010 at the Court House Gallery, Court Street, Ellsworth, ME. On display will be Neuman’s Ship to Paradise #4, Pedazos Del Mundo # 5 (pictured left), and Homage to Stravinsky, along with works by Aurelia “Thistle” Brown, Paul Rickert, Katherine Bell, Adele Seronde, Lynn Sage, and many others. The Court House Gallery produced a catalog to accompany the exhibition; please see www.courthousegallery.com for more information.
Recent Press for scuptor Gillian Christy
The first article from East Side Monthly, Providence, RI, discusses Christy’s Wave Traveler. Wave Traveler, a commission through the Sunne Savage Gallery in 2009, is Christy’s largest freestanding sculpture to date. The second article from ArtScope Magazine, Boston, MA, focuses on Christy’s current Water Street Bridge Project within the town of Fitchburg, MA. Both articles can be found on the “About the Gallery” page of the Sunne Savage Gallery webiste.
Of Christy’s large scale sculpture Charles, Boston, MA; and Sarasota Season of Sculpture, Sarasota, FL. Additional sculpture by Gillian Christy can be seen on the Sunne Savage Gallery website. Please contact Christina Godfrey with inquiries.is available for purchase. Most recently, American Dreams received the Caldwell Art Exhibition Prize, in Lenoir, NC. American Dreams has also been exhibited in Nature and Balance, Arsenal on the
Robert S. Neuman: An Art Fair, An Exhibition, A Catalog
We are pleased to announce that the Allan Stone Gallery is exhibiting Plaza Real, 1958, by Robert S. Neuman at Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL. This is the second year the Allan Stone Gallery is exhibiting Neuman’s paintings. In 2008 the Allan Stone Gallery sold Barcelona Triptych, 1959, at Art Basel Miami Beach for a record price. The Allan Stone Gallery, focusing on American postwar Abstract Expressionism, is exhibiting work by Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Franz Kline, Michael Goldberg, Alfred Leslie, and Robert S. Neuman in Booth A 12. Art Basel, Miami Beach, runs Wednesday December 3rd thru Sunday the 6th, 2009. Please see www.artbaselmiamibeach.com for more information
The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, is currently exhibiting work by Robert S. Neuman. Evolution of a Shared Vision: The David and Barbara Stahl Collection includes Neuman’s watercolor Lame Deer Study, 1989. The Stahls carefully assembled their collection over a 50-year period and with the advice of Charles Buckley, director of the Currier from 1955 through 1964. The exhibition includes prints by Dürer, Rembrandt, Max Beckmann, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, and Reginald Marsh, among others. We are honored that the Currier and David Stahl selected Lame Deer Study for the cover of the exhibition catalog. Evolution of a Shared Vision: The David and Barbara Stahl Collection is on view at the Museum thru January 3rd, 2010. Please see www.currier.org for more information.
Lame Deer Tryptich, 1979, oil on canvas
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, recently published Modern & Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art. The catalog is the third in a series of comprehensive exhibitions and catalogues showcasing the permanent collection. Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth focuses on post-1945 painting, sculpture, works on paper, new media, and photography, and includes works by Mark Rothko, Ed Ruscha, Alexander Calder, Richard Serra, Howard Ben Tre, and Bill Viola, among others. Neuman’s canvas Lame Deer Triptych, 1979,is included in the catalog. The painting, measuring 6 ½ x 19 feet, is installed in the College’s Hopkins Center. Please see http://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/exhibitions/2009modcontempartdartmouth/index.html for more information.
Christy completes commission for W Hotel Boston
Image: Gillian Christy, Forest Abstraction, 2009, powder coated steel
Gillian Christy has installed Forest Abstraction in the EWOW suite at the newly opened W Hotel Boston. The relief, which expansively covers three walls of the suite, was a collaborative effort of the artist, Gillian Christy; the designers, Bentel & Bentel; and the Sunne Savage Gallery. Fitting the W Hotel’s “virtual garden” theme, Bentel & Bentel supplied an inspirational photograph for the tree like pattern. Christy brought the designers vision to life with sculptural precision and ingenuity; skillfully completing the commission to the mass approval of the W Hotel team.
Forest Abstraction is Gillian Christy’s first commission in the Boston area. Prior to Forest Abstraction, Christy completed three large scale sculpture projects in Providence, RI, including The Return Home, 2008; Embrace, 2005-2007, and Day to Day, 2008; all of which are installed in public areas around the city. Currently Christy is completing her fourth public work in Providence, RI, entitled Wave Traveler. Christy is also beginning the design of a public work for the town of Fitchburg, MA, which is paired with a solo exhibition of Christy’s work at Fitchburg State College.
A selection of Gillian Christy’s interior sculptures and commissions can be seen at www.sunnesavage.com. Please contact Christina Neuman Godfrey for more information about Gillian Christy.
Gillian Christy: Inside Outside on view at Fitchburg State College thru December 1st.
Image: Gillian Christy, As winter sets, 2007, Steel and Bronze, 22T x 24 x 14 inches
Inside Outside is not only Gillian Christy’s first solo exhibition; it is also her first traveling show. After exhibiting Inside Outside in the Mayer Gallery, at Appalachian State University, NC, the exhibition is presently at the Campus Center Art Gallery, Fitchburg State College, MA, to introduce Gillian and her work to the Fitchburg community. Gillian Christy has been selected to complete a large scale public work for the town. The commission will welcome visitors and natives of Fitchburg via the Water Street Bridge.
Christy is currently in the project’s design phase. She is drawing inspiration from the town’s history, industry, architecture, as well as discussions and thoughts from residents. In keeping with her previous work, Christy will use these inspirational elements as “connectors” to link the sculpture and the people of Fitchburg. Christy is on schedule to complete the design in December, and start fabrication in the New Year.
To read more about Gillian Christy, her work, and the Fitchburg project go to http://www.telegram.com/article/20091028/NEWS/910280427/1003/NEWS03
A selection of Gillian Christy’s interior sculptures and commissions can be seen at www.sunnesavage.com. Please contact Christina Neuman Godfrey for more information about Gillian Christy.
Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern’s painting By The Sea, just added to sunnesavage.com
Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern’s painting By the Sea was chosen by the United States Ambassador to the Ukraine for exhibition at the American Embassy in Kiev during his term. The painting was recently returned to Ahern’s studio in Waltham, Massachusetts, and is now available for purchase.
Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern has participated extensively in the United States Department of State’s Art in Embassy program. Through this program Ahern has exhibited her work in Kiev, Ukraine, Luanda, Angola, and Manama, Bahrain and with other prominent American Artists such as Dale Chihuly and Altoon Sultan. “The Art in Embassies Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by U.S. citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide. These exhibitions… play an important role in our nation’s public diplomacy. They provide international audiences with a sense of the quality, scope and diversity of American art…” ( Program mission statement).
Ahern states that her “ideas for painting come from a compelling desire to shape and to abstract her experiences in nature, culture and life.” She also states that she is “fascinated by the way contemplation, imagination and time alter the memory of an experience.”
Ahern graduated from Boston University, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, MA. She mentored under Helen Frankenthaler in Santa Fe, NM. Ahern exhibits regularly throughout the United States. More information about Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern work can be found at www.sunnesavage.com. Please contact Christina Neuman Godfrey with inquires.
Personality Portraits by Laura Tryon Jennings
“The paintings of Laura Tryon Jennings speak of the energized, colorful, enchanting chaos that is life. Since acquiring our first painting in 1994, we now have six in our collection. We love the images with slightly distorted perspectives and curiously juxtaposed remnants of everyday life that seem to capture that split second in time before all hell breaks loose again.” – Bruce and Kathy Hornsby, Grammy Award-winning recording artist
Laura Tryon Jennings, recent inductee to Newbury Street’s Copley Society of Art in Boston, is an award-winning New England artist with a resume that boasts nationwide exhibitions and prominent collectors including, best selling author Mary Higgins Clark, Grammy award winning singer , News reporter Joan Lunden, and Harvard University. An artist who can ingeniously play with light and darkness to reveal emotions, her paintings have been described as “psychologically interesting,” as well as “triumphantly intimate and extraordinary.” Whether through interior, landscape, figurative, or still life portraits, Jennings’ whimsical yet serious work combines modern and traditional approaches, with a personal twist, rendering simple and quiet images that belie lives and moments that are never quite still. Each intimate portrait brings the viewer on a journey that will evoke many feelings with a subtle innuendo playing out in each background pattern.
Jennings accepts a limited number of commissions she refers to as “Personality Portraits” which focus on the subject’s within their surroundings and seize their true essence. These heirloom quality paintings offer a client the perfect opportunity to capture and preserve a precious setting and moment forever. For more information and details on Jennings’ work, visit her page on www.sunnesavage.com.
John Gentile wins online exhibition contest with Saatchi Gallery, England.
John Gentile exhibits Cargo, 2008, Oil on canvas, 68 x 68 inches
Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road, London, England.
As stated at www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk., “The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK… The Gallery also includes a dedicated space for Saatchi Online artists to exhibit… The space features a rotating selection of winning Showdown artists chosen from Saatchi Online Magazine’s weekly critics’ picks and Showdown competition.“ Cargo, by John Gentile is a Showdown competition winner. Last fall, Cargo received votes from world wide visitors to the Saatchi Gallery’s website. After weeks of “showdown” and “head to head” competitions Cargo, the victor, was shipped to the Saatchi Gallery. The painting is currently on exhibit thru the fall of 2009; Installation images of the exhibition can be seen at http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/current/showdown_wall.htm
John Gentile’s work can be categorized as abstract, but with a reference to realism. A painting begins with a sketch/collage of recent magazine and newspaper clippings; this allows Gentile “to portray the contemporary world as he sees it.” A grid flowing spontaneously and freely over the surface is laid on top of the collage. John then translated the sketch to the canvas utilizing his drawing skill developed from years in the graphic design field. John states, “these lines, as they flow” over the canvas, “tell a story, a real story. You can look inside these lines and something realistic appears. You can stop and actually see what it is, then continue on,” following the grid, “and something else will appear. Looking at my paintings from a distance and the overall grid pattern is abstract, but look at them close up, and you can see very realistic forms inside. I would define my work as Hyper-Realistic Abstractions.’
For more information on John Gentile’s work or to schedule a studio visit please contact the Gallery.
Allan Stone Gallery exhibits Neuman tryptich at Art Basel, Miami
Art Basel: Miami Beach, FL. December, 2008. The image above shows a two-sided graphite drawing by Willem De Kooning, a relief by Robert Mallory, and Robert S. Neuman’s Barcelona Triptych.
The Allan Stone Gallery, booth H3, exhibits Robert S. Neuman, Barcelona Triptych, 1959, at Art Basel Miami Beach. The Allan Stone Gallery, founded in 1960, is the leading authority in American postwar Abstract Expressionism, including Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, and Joseph Cornell. The Allan Stone Gallery focused their 2008 booth on first and second generation abstract expressionism. Along with the acclaimed AbEx artists listed above, the Allan Stone Gallery selected works by Norman Bluhm, Michael Goldberg, Robert Motherwell and Robert S. Neuman. Barcelona Triptych, 1959, is Robert S. Neuman’s first painting to be exhibited at Art Basel, Miami Beach. The Allan Stone Gallery had a successful show, selling many works from their booth, including the Robert S. Neuman Barcelona Triptych for a record price. Barcelona Triptych, 1959, is the sum of Robert S. Neuman’s formal education at the California College of Art and Crafts and time spent in Barcelona, Spain on a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1956. When the triptych was painted, Neuman had returned to the United States, settling in Boston, MA, where he painted and taught at Massachusetts College of Art. Later, in the early 1960’s, Robert S. Neuman taught at Harvard University where he met Allan Stone, founder of the Allan Stone Gallery, who became a collector of his work. The majority of Neuman’s work from the 1950’s is in private collections. With the exception of Black Painting, 1952, gifted to the The Fogg Museum in 2003; Small Black Painting, 1956, at the Rose Museum at Brandeis University; and Neue Weinsteige, 1960, at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Gallery Sam, Berkley, CA, exhibits Neuman’s at ART Hamptons, NY.
Robert S. Neuman’s Pedazo del Mundo #20, 1962, is flanked with works by Ernest Briggs, to the left and to the right Ronnie Landfield.
July, 2008, Robert S. Neuman exhibited at ART Hamptons, NY, with Gallery Sam of Berkley, CA. Gallery Sam exhibited four works of Neuman’s: Lame Deer Wallowas, 2006; Lame Deer Pictograph, 1995; Pedazo del Mundo #20, 1961, and Man’s Greatest Illusion, 1950. To the right is Gallery Sam booth at ART Hamptons. Neuman’s