Running from February 2 - February 26, "Perceptions: Paintings by David Kessler and Shay Kun" will feature acrylic and oil paintings that challenge our perception of memory and the physical world.
Kessler (b. United States, 1950), is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and currently resides in Arizona. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in several esteemed art museum collections including The Strasbourg Contemporary Museum and The Brooklyn Museum, among others. Kun (b. Israel, 1974), is a graduate of London's prestigious Goldsmith's College. His paintings have been exhibited and collected world wide and have served as the subject for numerous articles and reviews.
Gold Gallery is pleased to announce its Fall 2016 exhibition, Encapsulated; a two-person show featuring new works by Christine Flynn and Jay Kelly.
The inspiration for the show is two-fold: the artist's collection captures images from another time and place, preserving them for future generations. Additionally, each artist uses a resin surface giving a heightened permanence and protectiveness to the pieces.
Gold Gallery is proud to present Fragments, a group show with works by gallery artists Tom Brydelsky, Jeff Cohen, Christie Scheele, Douglas Schneider and Ryoko Tajiri. Please join us for the opening reception on March 4 from 5 - 9 PM. The show will be on view through April 23!
Please join us for the opening reception of our holiday show, Unwrapped, December 4 from 6 - 9 PM. The salon show will feature work by gallery artists Ali Cavanaugh, Michael Costello, Jay Kelly, Christie Scheele and gallery newcomer, Douglas Schneider. The reception will coincide with our neighborhood's 3-day holiday festival, Chrismukkah, running December 4 - 6. Our group exhibition will be on display through December 31. Happy Holidays from Gold!
Join us in our new home at 460C Harrison Avenue to see "In With the New," a group show featuring recent work by six gallery artists. Work by Joerg Dressler, Jessica Dunegan, Christine Flynn, Louise LeBourgeois, Agnieszka Pilat and Silke Schoener will be on view through the end of December.
Gallery is pleased to announce Immerse, a new collection of watercolors on clayboard by Ali Cavanaugh (American, b. 1973). The grouping represents a departure from her previous project in several capacities.
Immerse is an abandonment of the artist's hyper- representational aesthetic and, rather, embraces the fluidity and ungoverned nature of watercolor. In past paintings, her subject were most often teenage women, emulating introverted emotions. Now, her young daughter acts as a muse, embodying opening, honesty and forgiveness--all traits that can likewise be used to characterize the temperament of the collection. Additionally, these significant changes inspired an unfamiliar scope--previous work was exclusively small, intimate and contemplative. Immerse includes large-scale work that is direct or even confronting and meant to envelop the viewer completely.
The creation of this collection, aptly named, both required that the artist immerse herself in unexplored process and subject, and in turn holds the audience captive with its imagery.
We are excited to be participating at this year's ArtHamptons, which will take place over July 4th Weekend in Bridgehampton, NY.
ArtHamptons will take place at a private estate on a Lumber Lane Reserve July 2 – July 5th, 2015. As the longest-standing art fair in the Hamptons, the fair is celebrating its eighth edition. With nearly 90 exhibitors from all over the world, the fair also boasts collaborations with numerous leading museums and institutions.
If you find yourself in beautiful Bridgehampton this July 4th weekend, join us at this wonderful art event!
In her first solo exhibition at Gold Gallery, Christine Flynn has created a body of work that captures the West and East Coasts of North America. In a collection compiled of Photo and Mixed Media with Resin, Flynn continues her project of capturing moments in order to trigger something within anyone who may look. She writes, I am drawn to the obvious, to the everyday, to the natural beauty and sometimes harsh reality that surrounds us. My intention is not to recreate existence of objects that I shoot, but rather to encourage the image to be seen beyond our own obliviousness.
For his first solo show at Gold Gallery, Jay Kelly has created a new body of collage works with resin. In Continued on the Next Page..., Kelly draws inspiration from imagery and advertisements found in vintage fashion magazines. His process is meticulous, as he assembles each piece entirely from tiny torn papers sourced from magazines, books and photographs. HIs subjects are timeless, yet the resin pour gives the work a contemporary edge.
In a series of non-figural 'portraits,' Ali-Salaam explores the bicycle as a physical manifestation of the celebrity of the rider. Simple distinctions like stickers, baskets and wear that differentiate these vehicles also function to individualize the owner and his or her role in a more complex discourse as it relates to the socioeconomic and environmental implications of an urban existence.
For our holiday feature we are thrilled to introduce a selection of hand painted etchings by Miriam Shenitzer. Peer into the artist's fanciful and hilarious world and embrace the playfulness and delight of the holiday season. Stop by the gallery over the weekend to see this newest installation!
Gold Gallery is pleased to announce the two person show Explicit + Implied: New Paintings by Silke Schoener + Joerg Dressler. In their collections of oil paintings on canvas, both German painters study the elusive world around us through very distinct projects. In her second feature show at Gold Gallery, Schoener continues her project of exploring the obvious and unknown in her realist landscapes. Dressler's canvases examine dualities that exist in nature, shifting seamlessly between abstraction and representation.
Join us Thursday, July 18 as a group of young neighborhood entrepreneurs come together to celebrate their blossoming businesses and what has become a unique shopping district west of Dartmouth Street.
This month will feature new artwork by Louise LeBourgeois, wines by Urban Grape South End, small batch goods from Olives & Grace and refreshing teas by David's Tea.
Come by to see what we have to offer! We look forward to seeing you!
Gold Gallery is pleased to announce a two-woman show featuring new works by Jessica Dunegan and Ryoko Tajiri. Through these unique perspectives, Life Deconstructed explores figurative painting by reducing it to basic elements. With her resin and acrylic technique, Dunegan suspends her subjects in space; isolating and celebrating human form. Using acryl;ic on canvas, Tajiri fragments our bodily shape to solely planes of color and light; challenging our visual perceptions. Although working in very distinct projects, both Dunegan and Tajiri embrace figurative painting by engaging only the integral.
Gold Gallery is pleased to announce the newest addition to our roster of artists, Boston-based painter, Susan Gheyssari. Susan has studied internationally, most notably at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in France and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, supplementing her passion for Realism and Impressionism. The Boston Ballet inspires many of her paintings; the suspended costumes are both beautiful and haunting and capture the essence of the absent dancer. Other paintings reference her Persian background; pomegranates populate her panels, symbolizing abundance, fertility and invincibility. All of her work delicately balances realist ideals with a contemporary aesthetic.
A suite of drawings by Boston artist Michale Costello, inspired by graphic novels and the Belle Epoque, that explores our inherent duality.
Please join us for our first annual juried show with the United South End Artists. Gold Gallery has carefully selected eleven artists living and/or practicing in the South End to exhibit with us for one month. Come experience the enormous talent this group has to offer and help support the arts in our neighborhood!
Not only is gold a wonderfully festive tone, it also (not shockingly, we hope!) happens to be the name of the gallery. In the spirit of the holidays (and us!), we've asked each of our artists to submit new work based on whatever their interpretation of "gold" might be. For artists like Joerg Dressler, this has translated to a use of gold leaf in two new abstracted landscapes. Michael Costello has submitted a piece from his "American Beauty" series, which follows a Marilyn Monroe (an iconic gold standard of beauty) wig as it adorns various heads, forcing us to question how our perception of beauty changes. 'Gold' has manifested itself in each of these new paintings through themes, materials and color schemes. Come join us to check out these tremendously creative interpretations and brace yourself for some serious luster.
In our final Third Thursday of the year, Gold Gallery is delighted to feature work by Boston-based artist, Jessica Dunegan. Jessica explores a variety of themes in her multi-media works, capturing moments that seem to oscillate between serenity and profound unrest, simultaneously creating tranquility and tension. The nebulous nature of her figurative paintings draws us in as we search for answers to the questions that arise from her mysterious narrative. Her choice of the chandelier as a subject signifies a dialogue between the constant and the changing, as she makes reference to this fixture that has continuously existed in Southern estates throughout generations. Her work investigates a wide range of themes, but her use of mediums such as photography, painting and resin is the connecting thread between each piece. The static solidity of Jessica's mixed media process juxtaposes her visual interpretations of the ephemeral and fleeting.
In her first solo exhibition at Gold Gallery, Scheele takes a minimal approach to landscape painting, reducing her scenes to their essentials. In a new collection of oil paintings on canvas, the artist will continue her focus on atmosphere, a unifying theme in her work.
It is with great excitement that we debut Jenny Nelson's abstract oils for this month's Third Thursday! Jenny has lived and worked in Woodstock, NY for nearly 20 years. While formally trained in painting, attending both the Maine College of Art and Bard College, Jenny has always gravitated to abstract form in her work. Her use of color and texture within her paintings is superb, inspiring viewers to be all-consumed while contemplating her canvases. Sofi Madison of Olives & Grace will once again delight us with her carefully curated treats from emerging food makers. Make sure to stop in and enjoy the sights, tastes, and smells for which Gold Gallery's Third Thursdays are known. See you on the 20th!
We are very excited to debut Ali Cavanaugh's work at Gold Gallery! For our next Third Thursday event, we will be featuring her watercolor frescoes. This event will also serve as an opportunity to welcome Olives and Grace to the neighborhood--a curated, specialty general store that has a focus on locally-produced, small-batch treats. Join us for our opening reception on Thursday, August 16, and indulge your senses, both visual and gustatory!