Friday, May 29, 2009

Scott Waddell Reception & Exhibition

We are incredibly excited to announce the much anticipated solo exhibition for Scott Waddell.

Join us for the artist talk at 6pm Thursday June 11th followed by a champagne reception.

His works will be on exhibit through June 23rd and we encourage all of our patrons to come out and witness the remarkable efforts of such an extraordinary young talent. His works command attention and admiration from a broad spectrum of distinguished collectors. We are extremely enthusiastic about witnessing the evolution of his art and fostering what promises to be a truly remarkable career.

Please contact us for a catalogue.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Edward Minoff Reception

We want to thank everyone who came to celebrate the opening of Edward Minoff's Show Waves last Thursday. With over 100 guests in attendance, our Greenwich gallery was filled to capacity with Edwards admirers, family, students and collectors.

Jacob Collins came to support his former student as well as several teachers from the respected The Grand Central Academy where Minoff teaches.

It was a trully wonderful and successful evening. Again, our heartfelt thanks to everyone who came.

Photo 1. Edward Minoff
Photo 2. Minoff and a family friend
Photo 3. Jacob Collins talking with Dean Gamanos of Greenwich, CT

Monday, May 4, 2009

Minoff Exhibition Previewed in The New Criterion

Excerpt from The New Criterion, May 2009

Gallery Chronicle

By James Panero

Finally, a word about an upcoming show in Connecticut.2 The classical realist Edward Minoff has done for the seascape what Jacob Collins has accomplished with the figure. A former graffiti artist and professional cartoonist who has dedicated his life to classical art after meeting Collins in the late 1990s, Minoff has become a master of the breaking wave and an authority on the rolling surf. In his paintings, green translucent waves perfectly curl up in arcs and dips and ripples. Minoff grew up observing the beach at Fire Island, Long Island and continues to make his studies there: topographical studies of water and wind, color studies of misty sunlight at dawn, compositional studies of ideal moments of flood. He never works from photographs, one of the precepts of Collins’s schools and something that separates the work from photo-realism.

Until now Minoff has worked small, perfecting his seascapes over five years in jewel-like horizontal compositions. Starting last October, Minoff determined to take on a more epic seascape composition in the manner of Collins’s “Eastholm Project,” which I wrote about in June 2008. Along with several smaller paintings, including some poetic moonscapes, Minoff will be unveiling his eight-foot wide painting, Waves, at Cavalier Galleries in Greenwich this month. I recently paid a studio visit to see Minoff apply the finishing touches. With his growing ambition and focused talent, Minoff is an artist to watch and enjoy.

2 “Edward Minoff” will be on view at Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, Connecticut from May 14 through May 28, 2009

p. 50 The New Criterion May 2009