Thursday, August 12, 2010

Upcoming Exhibition

Young Masters Exhibition
Sept 1-14, 2010
405 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present our Annual Young Masters exhibition featuring the works of Edward Minoff, Ted Polomis, Joel Carson Jones, Cesar Santos, Scott Waddell and Joshua LaRock.

These breakout talents are leaders in the New Realism movement. Many of them studied and now teach at the Water Street Atelier in New York City founded by Jacob Collins. Their maturity and painterly aptitude defy their age and have given new life to a traditional style of painting.

Joel Carson Jones is a wonderful example of this. At 35, his works are aggressively collected. He produces small trompe l’oeil paintings and still lifes with amazing detail and clarity. Jones brings a playfulness and creativity to his trompes by choosing objects that are relatable and often infused with memories like childhood toys or a fair ticket. His mastery of the subject though is what keeps collectors clamoring for more.

Edward Minoff teaches figure drawing and painting at the Water Street Atelier. Classically trained himself, he approaches his work with the study and dedication of a traditional artist. His motivation is to truly capture the elusive nature of motion, be it in waves crashing on a beach or the changing light of a sunset.

Cesar Santos is a relatively new artist at Cavalier, joining the gallery last December. Focusing on the figure, his paintings often draw reference from famous pieces and he incorporates them to
create a new and modernized works. Born in Cuban in 1982, he immigrated to the United States in 1995 and that is where he began to develop his artistic interests. After studying in Miami, he
went to Italy and trained at the Angel Academy of Art where he was introduced to classical painting techniques. His works are an interesting play between realism and the philosophical principles of modernism.

Scott Waddell and Joshua LaRock also teach at the Atelier. Both have had great success as figure painters and both bring a unique perspective to their work. Waddell’s large-scale paintings are cinematic in feeling—the viewer feels as though he has stumbled into the climax of a narrative and is immediately drawn into the work.