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.