Joel Carson JonesNarrow Passage oil on panel, 10 x 7 in.
Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present an outstanding exhibition of recent paintings in the still-life genre. Contemporary Still Life will highlight the work of several of today’s leading realist artists whose works honor this traditional theme and explore modern approaches to the subject. The exhibition will be on view from March 20 through April 28 at Cavalier’s New York gallery located at 3 West 57th Street, on the 4th Floor.
Artists featured in this exhibition include: Michael Aviano, Tommy TC Carlsson, Jenness Cortez, John Darley, Nancy Depew, Scott Duce, Steve Hawley, Joel Carson Jones, Sarah Lamb, Jeffrey T. Larson, Edward Minoff, Robert Stark III, Elizabeth Weiss, Daryl Zang, and Robert Zappalorti.
Jenness Cortez Summertime
acrylic on mahogany panel, 16 x 20 in.
Robert Stark III Unresolved Discussion
oil on panel, 8 x 8 in.
Jeffrey T. Larson Upstream
oil on canvas, 22 x 40 in.
Edward Minoff Pasta Fresca oil on linen, 18 x 24 in.
Jamie Wyeth (American, b. 1946), Banana Split, 2016 Watercolor and gesso on handwove paper, 28 x 22 in.
A celebrated contemporary realist painter, Jamie Wyeth is also the third-generation of the famed American artistic dynasty, following in the footsteps of Andrew Wyeth and N.C. Wyeth. Though many of his works reflect the eternal beauty of the Maine landscape, as do many works by Andrew Wyeth, Jamie’s work is distinguished by his focus on the enduring dignity of domestic animals and wildlife, as well as depicting important individuals and cultural events in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Jamie Wyeth has created portraits of political and entertainment figures, including President John F. Kennedy, Rudolf Nureyev, Andy Warhol, and Arnold Schwarzenegger; charcoal drawings that documented the unfolding drama of the SenateWatergate hearings; pictorial reporting of NASA space launches and splashdowns; and imaginative pictures for contemporary novelist Stephen King's ABC-TV miniseries Kingdom Hospital, to name a few.
Wyeth spends a substantial portion of his time on the Maine coast, where the landscape and local inhabitants -- animal and human -- serve as subjects for his work. He paints primarily in a combination of mediums such as gouache, watercolor, and oil, having never developed an affinity for the egg tempera medium favored by his father, Andrew Wyeth. Banana Split focuses on one of Jamie Wyeth’s favored subjects, the seagull, as he approaches a decadent ice cream treat. With compelling imagery, strong contrasts, and tactile surfaces, Jamie Wyeth's works are always marked with a portrait-like intensity, whether they depict people, animals, architecture, objects, or the continually unfolding interaction between mankind and nature.
Jamie Wyeth’s works can be found in private collections world-wide, as well as the permanent collections of prestigious museums including the National Gallery of Art and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Bjorn Skaarup, Hippo Ballerina bronze, 180 x 84 x 84 in.
On February 7, Hippo Ballerina was welcomed to New York City by representatives from NYC Parks, Lincoln Center, and American Ballet Theater. The monumental sculpture will be on exhibit through July at the corner of 64th Street & Broadway.
More pictures from the unveiling event can be seen on our blog and great photos by visitors of the sculpture are also popping up on Instagram #dancewithhippoballerina
photo by Noel Allum
The companion gallery exhibition, Bronze Creatures Great and Small, is on view through March 17 in our 57th Street gallery. The show includes a variety of Skaarup's animal inspired sculptures, as well as a series of limited edition etchings which you can preview online here: Bjorn Skaarup Works on Paper.
photo by Noel Allum
Bull in a China Shop
bronze, 31 x 23 x 16 in.
bronze, 64 x 27 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.
Hippo Ballerina, tiptoe bronze, 48 3/4 x 24 x 20 in.
American Flamingo, Bahama
Color engraved etching, 19 1/4 x 13 5/8 in.
Hippo Tightrope Dancer Color engraved etching, 18 x 12 in.
Common Blackbird, Sweden Color engraved etching, 13 1/2 x 16 in.
The colossal bronze, Hippo Ballerina, by Bjørn Okholm Skaarup has landed on Broadway! The sculpture will be on exhibit from Feb. 7 – July 31, 2017, at NYC’s Dante Park at the intersection of 64th Street and Broadway. The installation is part of the NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, giving the Hippo Ballerina a pride of place right across from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Visitors are invited to participate in the #dancewithhippoballerina photo contest for a chance to win a limited edition Hippo Tightrope Dancer etching and tickets to a performance at Lincoln Center! (see official contest rules).
Joseph McGurl (American, b. 1958) Cuttyhunk, View to the West, 2016 oil on canvas, 24 x 36 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.
The painting, Cuttyhunk, View to the West, received honorable mention in the Landscape Category for the prestigious 12th Annual Art Renewal Center Salon Competition. The painting will be exhibited along with other award winners at the Salmagundi Club in New York from May 12 – June 1, followed by the Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain from September 23 – November 27.
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 Art, The Cahoon Museum of American Art, and the Saint Botolph Club of Boston.
John Marin (American, 1870-1953) Movement VI, 1946 oil on canvas, 22 x 28 in.
John Marin was one of the foremost American abstract painters, giving rise to the Abstract Expressionist movement in the early 20th Century. Marin is well known for his innovative use of the watercolor medium, creating a unique blend of realism and abstraction in his depictions of American scenery. Late in his career, Marin began to focus on the oil medium, which became the basis of further artistic experimentation for him. In the book John Marin by John Marin, edited by Cleve Gray, Marin states, "Using paint as paint is different from using paint to paint a picture. I'm calling my pictures this year 'Movements in Paint' and not Movements of Boat, Sea, or Sky, because in these new paintings -- although I use objects -- I am representing paint first of all, and not the motif primarily." This approach is evident in Movement VI, as is the artist's masterful and inventive use of color.
During his life, Marin’s work was continuously shown at Alfred Stieglitz’s famed 291 Gallery, known for introducing America to many important avante-garde artists such as Rodin, Matisse, and Picasso. Marin participated in the seminal Armory Show in 1913, and was subsequently honored with exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1924, and the Museum of Modern Art in 1936. Today Marin’s works can be found in many prominent museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, and also in the Green Room of the White House.
Movement VI will be featured in our upcoming exhibition at the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, January 12-15. Please contact us for pricing or any additional details.