Thursday, August 26, 2010

Upcoming Exhibition

September 3rd - 5th, 2010
34 Main Street, Nantucket, MA (upstairs gallery)

Opening Reception: Friday September 3
6 - 8PM with Donelan Family Wines
10pm Live Performance

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present "Wrecked," a solo exhibition of work by Leigh McCarthy. Inspired by summers spent on Nantucket, McCarthy's work evokes a yearning for the sublime. Presenting a constellation of stand-alone pieces, one can not help but have the sense of having stumbled across jetsam, haphazardly washed ashore; each fragment suggesting an unfathomable history, sea-battered, storm-tossed, a beauty that emerges only through trials untold.

Her photographs and prints, as is the case with all of McCarthy's work, display a refined aesthetic, and one that embraces the process of decaying pigments. McCarthy's pieces also explore negative space, suggesting that what is not there can be as evocative as what is: stories untold; disasters unrecorded; pitfalls unseen. Once called a "romantic conceptualist," McCarthy here explores one of the subjects closest to her heart: the tenderness of failure.

Leigh received her MFA from Goldsmiths College in London and currently lives and works in San Francisco. Group exhibitions and projects include Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance; the Getty Center, Los Angeles; L.A.C.E., Los Angeles; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London.

Click HERE to see the exhibition online.

Friday, August 13, 2010

National Sculpture Society

We are pleased to announce that Cavalier artist, Roger Reutimann was one of 16 sculptors to be elected as a member of the National Sculpture Society.

The National Sculpture Society (NSS) promotes excellence in sculpture inspired by the natural world. Its members create, interpret, exhibit, collect and support the evolving tradition in American sculpture. We are incredibly pleased that Reutimann was selected to be part of this prestigious organization.

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.