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Park McGinty (Estate) Splendor Triumphs
Playing big--as our full selves--can be a risky adventure. Park discovered, though, that there is no other way to live once we’ve tasted that experience. Each piece expresses a taste of the splendor of a life lived for fulfillment and joy. From Slipstream to Cathedral Ship, he builds a pageant of wonder.
March 1 - 25, 2017 Reception: Thursday, March 2, 6-8 PM
In cooperation with Mr. McGinty’s estate the Phoenix Gallery is proud to present the artist’s extraordinary work. www.parkmcginty.com
Marie-Louise McHugh October 5 - 29, 2016 Reception: Thursday, October 6, 6-8 PM
Born in Switzerland, I grew up fascinated by paintings by Hodler, Segantini, Valotton, Amiet, Giacometti and others. Unfortunately, my art teachers were totally taken by the abstract minimalism movement of the time. They discouraged me from pursuing my love of strong, realistic imagery, the organic and narrative quality of my work. So I resorted to photography for many years.
In the 70’s I moved to the USA, returned to painting and never stopped. I immersed myself in images of organic forms...the Pear, the female figure, the Cone Flower.
During the past three years, I took a leap of faith and started painting small abstract works inspired by nature, gardens, walks in the park, color and light. It has been very exciting to work with thick layers of colorful paint applied with palette knives. Ironically, it is my reluctance to waste paint that lead to this transformation. For a long time, after a day’s work on a large painting, I would make a quick small painting or sketch with the leftover paints on my palette. I have also used the iPad with various painting Apps to further my exploration of abstract images. The only problem with the digital media is that the images have to be reproduced on either paper, canvas or metal which result in something very different from an oil painting. I am still searching for the ideal way to reproduce them. The two abstract painters who inspired me greatly for the work on exhibit are Alma Thomas and Joan Mitchell.
Ellen Silberlicht Raku/Fiber Fusion April 27-May 21, 2016 Reception: Thursday, April 28, 6-8 PM
I interpret my many personal experiences, travels, joys and wonders and communicate my stories in my work. It takes time to digest, discover, cultivate, and interpret the world in your own language…it takes a lifetime. Having lived many experiences, I am now fixated in the inspiring marriage of clay and fiber. My work is my attempt to share my passions. I am spellbound by the raku firing process, its surprises, and earthiness. I am energized and challenged to merge my two passions and achieve their harmonious relationship to one another. I feel as though I’ve opened an ancient door to my soul and have found my balance with the earth. www.ellensilberlicht.com The Phoenix Gallery welcomes Ellen to the gallery's new Project Space. Please join us on April 28 from 6-8 PM to meet the artist.
About Project Space The Phoenix Gallery Project Space has been established to showcase guest artists alongside members of the Phoenix Gallery. Acceptance to our new Project Space will give artists the occasion to share their work with our members. There is a onetime fee of $1500.00 for one exhibition and includes 17 running feet of the gallery (4 walls, largest is 7'w x 8'h). This fee is payable at the time of acceptance and is non-refundable.
Accepted artists will have the benefits of a full time Director, inclusion in the gallery’s website for the duration of their exhibition, as well as the gallery’s social media outreach program. The Gallery’s opening reception will be held concurrently with the featured member artist in the main gallery. The guest artist will be able to mail exhibition invitation cards to their prospective audiences. The accepted artist will receive 100% of all sales.
Open slots for guest artist exhibitions are:
April 26 - May 20, 2017 May 31 - June 24, 2017
Project Space Submission
The Phoenix Gallery is interested in proposals for exhibitions of artistic merit with cultural, social or environmental relevance. They may be the work of one individual artist or a group project. All media including installations are welcome.
The Project Space is approximately 12' x 20' with a 10' high ceiling. Exhibition related programs, lectures, panels, etc. that exhibitors might wish to present are welcome and the Phoenix Gallery will work with exhibitors in the organization and promotion of such events.
Accepted artists will be responsible for all shipping costs to and from the gallery as well as the installation and deinstallation of his or her exhibition. Applications for the Phoenix Gallery Project Space is ongoing until all the above dates are filled. An individual artist should submit a summary of their proposed exhibition with website or 5 jpegs of your latest work, resume and artist statement to email@example.com Include your name, address, phone number and which dates you would prefer to exhibit your work. Submissions for a group show should include a proposal by the curator of the exhibition, relevant images and resumes of the artists and the curator. Please include any proposals for related programs.
The Gallery is staffed Tuesday through Saturday and does not take a commission on Project Space sales.
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