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These are designed to uncover an artist's transition into the art world and the inspiration behind their pieces.
Here artists can showcase not only their work, but also their studios.
Similar to the studio visits, here we want to learn about the gallerist and their journey into the art world.
We will also explore the mission of the gallery and showcase the space.
We are always open to featuring an art lovers collection. Here we can learn how the collector fed their addiction, while also revealing their full collection.
This piece is flooded with emotion. It is always great to see a very beautiful piece of art, but it is even better when said art speaks to you. The figure on the right radiates in all her beauty, but yet stares at the key almost in confusion. I wonder if the lady is questioning the power of the key, what it means or perhaps what it opens. Maybe she is asking why she has tea cups on her shoulders, because I know I certainly am. There is something calming about her demeanor, but I get a very different sense from the male on the left. He looks a bit desperate ... almost alien himself. Does he need the key? His hand is protruding outward as though he were waiting for it. His eyes are a bit bloodshot and his body is mostly hidden by the house, which I am guessing represents something. Perhaps, the key is to his home. I love this piece, not because it was painted well, but because of the emotion and all the questions I am walking away with. The colors are incredible and the shadows are perfect. The napkin around the lady's neck dangles with purpose as does the helmet gently placed upon the mans head. I love that there is a flower pot stuffed in his pants, although I cannot fathom why. Lastly, is the black background, which was definitely meant to draw your eye towards the characters. The black forces you to really focus on the surrealist elements to this piece. Here you end up with a blend of emotion and beauty. Now I just need to know what the key is for.
A kaleidoscope of effect, color and texture, that is what defines Whytnie’s piece titled Legacy. There is quite frankly a lot going on here, which is good! Let’s talk more about this “effect” as I am dubbing it. If you look at the piece head on you have what would appear to be a normal picture of a horse, but that is dwarfed by a lighter image of the same horse, simply blown up. What is so interesting is how she integrated the smaller horse into the larger one. There is a geometric perfection that can be seen from the jawline of the larger horse that leads directly into head formation of the smaller one. Yet, perfectly blended into this “effect” is her brilliant ability to bring out the texture of both horses. You can clearly see the smaller one is more bold and darker in its appearance, while the larger one holds a softer more monotone appearance. This is where we see the clever use of color. Notice how the larger horse has more of a pastel and dull pallet, while the smaller one is more defined and has greater definition. If you look at the background this is carried through. In the lower left quadrant you see some brighter more defined colors. As you move up and to the right of the canvas the background becomes less intense, more dull and ultimately less colorful. I love the kaleidoscope effect this piece embodies - well done!