Tuesday, December 6, 2016

John Terelak, Contemporary Impressionist Painter

 John Terelak (American, b. 1942)
Faneuil Hall, 2016
oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 35 1/4 in. 
Contemporary impressionist John Terelak was born in Boston, Massachusetts and has flourished in the robust artistic community of Gloucester, MA for the last 50 years. Terelak began his studies at the Vesper George School of Fine Art, and went on to teach there, as well as founding his own school, the Gloucester Academy of Fine Arts.  After years of teaching, Terelak devoted himself to painting full time and has since enjoyed a very successful career. 

In this work, we see the bustling marketplace of the historic Boston landmark, Faneuil Hall.  While Terelak finds inspiration for his work all around the world, his often returns to his roots in Boston, where he creates some of his strongest compositions.  In all of Terelak’s paintings, you find his distinctively fresh application of paint with rich plays of color and light.

Terelak’s paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the US, and have been included in exhibitions at The National Academy, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Springfield Museums, as well as The Butler Institute of American Art.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Larry Poons, Iconic Abstract Expressionist Painter

Larry Poons (American, b. 1937) 
Ballerina of Darts, 2012
acrylic on canvas, 56 x 79 1/2 in. 
Larry Poons, born in 1937, continues to this day to produce impressive and fresh paintings as an icon of abstract expressionism.  Throughout his career, he has focused on bold abstraction and distinctive applications of paint to the canvas, often using unconventional methods such as pouring and throwing of paint. In this work, “Ballerina of Darts”, created in 2012, a series of small gestures and fields of color build across the canvas creating a truly dynamic composition.

Poons began his artistic training in the 1950’s at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and achieved early success with a one-man show at the famed Green Gallery in 1963, followed by his inclusion in a 1965 exhibition at MoMa titled “The Responsive Eye”.  His work has been featured in numerous Museum exhibitions over the last five decades, and is also included in the permanent collections of such prestigious institutions as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Poons currently resides and works in New York.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New York Art, Antique & Jewelry show

New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
at Pier 94 from November 9-13.

Some installation images from our exhibition featuring sculptures and a new series of limited edition large-scale prints by internationally acclaimed artist Jim Rennert

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Special Exhibition Celebrating 30 Years

Peregrine Heathcote Roam Free
oil on canvas 52 x 66 inches
Cavalier Galleries is pleased to announce a special exhibition celebrating our 30th Anniversary. The exhibition will be on view in our New York location through December 2, 2016, with a reception Thursday, November 3 from 6-8pm.

Established in 1986 in Stamford, Connecticut, Cavalier Galleries has since expanded to three premier exhibition spaces in New York City, Greenwich, Connecticut, and Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Over the years, the gallery has grown to represent an impressive stable of painters, sculptors, and photographers working in a variety of genres.  The galleries feature rotating exhibitions focused on contemporary realism, important maritime paintings, abstract expressionism, regional landscapes, contemporary photography, and a diverse selection of sculptures. Cavalier Galleries also presents regular outdoor sculpture exhibitions in Greenwich and Nantucket, as well as monumental public sculpture placements in New York City.

The Anniversary exhibition will honor numerous artists represented by Cavalier Galleries including Harry Benson, Nicholas Berger, Frank Corso, Alexander Krivosheiw, Bruno Lucchesi, Nina Maguire, Steve McCurry, Paul Oxborough, Maarten Platje, Jim Rennert, Bjorn Skaarup, John Terelak, and Hans Van de Bovenkamp. The exhibition will also showcase important historic works by James Edward Buttersworth, Mary Cassatt, Cleve Gray, George McNeil, Reuben Nakian, and Andrew Wyeth. 

John Terelak
Faneuil Hall
oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 35 1/4 in.
James Edward Buttersworth
Puritan Races Towards the Narrows Off Brooklyn, c. 1885

oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.
Robert StarkBetween First & Second Point
oil on panel, 18 x 36 in.

Exhibition Open November 1 - December 2
3 West 57th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

150 Years of Great American Landscapes

John F. Kensett (American, 1816-1872)
Landscape with Sea: Paradise Rocks, Newport, Rhode Island, 
c. 1865oil on canvas, 14 
1/4 x 24 1/4 in.
Cavalier Galleries is pleased to announce an outstanding exhibition of landscape paintings, now open in our Greenwich, CT gallery. The exhibition highlights the development and diversity of landscape painting in America over the past century and a half, with a focus on regional works from New England and New York.

Juxtaposing historical pieces with contemporary works, this special collection of American landscape paintings shows the continuity and changes in the genre over the last 150 years. Though landscape’s role in the art world has changed continuously, this important genre will not fall out of favor. Artists continue to paint what they see from their own unique perspectives, making each interpretation distinctly unique.

This exhibition will showcase historic works by great masters such as John F. Kensett, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Andrew Wyeth, George Boice Durrie, David Johnson, and Walter Launt Palmer. Contemporary artists featured in this exhibition include Jacob Collins, Frank Corso, Thomas Kegler, Marla Korr, Nina Maguire, Joseph McGurl, Peter Poskas, Don Stone, John Terelak, and Douglas Wiltraut. 

Andrew Wyeth, Harbor House, 1985
watercolor on paper, 21 1/2 x 29 3/4 in.

Joseph McGurlThe Cranberry Bog2016
oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in.

Frank CorsoMad River View, 2015
oil on board, 16 x 20 in.

John TerelakHaying, 2016 
oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.

Exhibition Open October 21 - December 4
405 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830

Please contact us for any additional details.
art@cavaliergalleries.com or 203.869.3664

Friday, October 14, 2016

Luminous Plein Air painting by Joseph McGurl

Joseph McGurl (American, b. 1958)
Plein Air, Paddle Board, 2016
oil on canvas, 9 x 12 in.
Massachusetts artist, Joseph McGurl, is an accomplished contemporary landscape painter, often preferring to work en plein air so that he can immerse himself in his surroundings and interpret them on site.  He notably does not rely on photography in his work, choosing to leave the details to observation, memory, and imagination. Plein Air, Paddle Board is a fine example of his remarkable realism and distinctive technique in capturing the essence of the ocean.

McGurl began his studies under his father, James McGurl, a highly regarded muralist. He furthered his studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Massachusetts College of Art, and he attended summer programs in London and Florence. While in Florence, he studied under Robert Cormier, a distinguished Boston artist devoted to French Academy methods.  Cormier had a strong influence on McGurl’s technique, teaching him the sight-size method which he often uses to approach his plein air works.

McGurl is a member of the Plein Air Painters of America, and he was the youngest person ever to have won the John Singleton Copley Award from the Copley Society of Boston. He has also been honored with a Grumbacher Gold Medallion from the Guild of Boston Artists. McGurl's paintings have been included in several museum exhibitions throughout the country including the Cape Cod Museum of ArtThe Cahoon Museum of American Art, and the Saint Botolph Club of Boston.  
Plein Air, Paddle Board is priced at $3,900 
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Friday, September 30, 2016

Contemporary realist master Nancy Depew

Nancy Depew (American, b. 1955)
Open, 2016
oil on canvas, 40 x 40 in.
Contemporary artist Nancy Depew masterfully combines traditional realist technique with a modern approach to subject, resulting in vivid and provocative works.  Each delicate petal of a flower reveals itself as it is vibrantly illuminated against the deep background. This approach to composition is used in many of Depew’s works, allowing the artist and viewer to explore the intricate beauty and play of light on a single flower. 

Depew studied at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, and went on to receive her MFA from the University at Albany, State University of New York.  She has been honored with fellowships in her home state from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Inc.  Depew has been exhibiting her work in galleries, museums, and art fairs throughout the US over the last several decades, while also teaching studio art and art history at art schools, museums, and other arts institutions.

Depew says of her artwork: “I do not know what the finished painting will look like when I begin. I start with a gesture. It is a visual idea, an intuitive idea, not a verbal or rational one. I am not interested in documenting reality. I make three-dimensionally believable images, but I never think of them as ‘real.’  I am more interested in investigating the intuitive aspect of a subject. I dig into the nature of experience.”
Open is priced at $19,000 
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