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.
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.
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
Sculpture by John Bisbee added to sunnesavage.com
The Sunne Savage Gallery recently exhibited four wall sculptures by John Bisbee at AD20/21, Boston, MA. All four pieces, Moth Flower, Low Deco, Rocket Feather, and Cephalopod, can be seen on www.sunnesavage.com. In addition, photographs of Bisbee’s current exhibition at the Vero Beach Art Museum, FL, are also posted on the site. A Secret Language: Sculpture by John Bisbee, installed through June 27, is comprised of six large works, Scale, Rotor, Plode, Helio, Bloom, and Dendryte. In the Northeast, John Bisbee’s sculpture can be seen in two summer exhibitions. The Ogunquit Art Museum, ME, is hosting a solo show opening May 22nd, and Storm King Sculpture Park, NY, is exhibiting Bisbee’s sculpture in their group show 5+5: New Perspectives opening June 5th.
All the sculptures posted on the Sunne Savage Gallery’s website are available for purchase. Please contact Christina Godfrey with inquires.
Image: A Secret Language: Sculpture by John Bisbee , Courtesy of the Vero Beach Art Museum, Photography by Tom Smoyer
Elizabeth 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.