Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gallery Walk

Express Staff Writer

“Sheep Above the Bend” by David Dixon can be seen at Broschofsky Galleries.

Gallery Walk, sponsored by the Sun Valley Gallery Association, will take place Friday, Oct. 12, from 5-8 p.m. The first nine galleries listed are SVGA members. Entries that are marked with an asterisk have special events prior to and/or following the walk, so do read this beforehand so you don’t miss anything. Only galleries that provided information are included here, but others may be open. Best to check with the gallery directly if in doubt.

The Courtyard, 360 East Ave.— Broschofsky Galleries features fine art, historic through contemporary with a focus on the West.

The Galleria, 351 Leadville—Frederic Boloix Fine Arts will feature Gallery artists Salustiano, Acosta, Gilot, Rainer Gross and Voss Andreae.

320 First Avenue N., Sun Valley Road and First Avenue-Friesen Gallery celebrates Convergence, a group exhibition, featuring works by Mark Rediske and showcasing the variety of styles, palettes, mediums and creativity that make up the Friesen Gallery collective. Each contemporary artist represented is dedicated to artistic forethought and continually pushes the limits of inspiration to bring forth invigorating new works. Rediske works exclusively with encaustics. His inspiration draws from ancient cultures that held the belief that nature has both a physical presence and a spiritual identity. The iconography and tenor of his timelessly elegant works reflect his desire to access some element of this greater realm.

400 First Ave.— Celebrates fall with a group show. “Honoring our Landscape” painting, photography and sculpture by Victoria Adams, Divit Cardoza, Ted Waddell, James Cook, Sheila Gardner, Jack Spencer, Connie Borrup, Michael Gregory, Tony Foster,  Laura McPhee, Julie Speidel and Rod Kagan. “Color” is contemporary painting and sculpture by Gary Komarin, Marcia Myers, Cole Morgan, Squeak Carnwath, Deborah Oropallo, Jun Kaneko, and Bean Finneran. “Animlia” with Jane Rosen, Boaz Vaddia, Ed Musante, Gwynn Murrill, Brad Rude, Robert McCauley, Kenna Moser, Hung Liu, Don Nice and Mary Snowden.

320 First Ave.—Gallery DeNovo’s main floor gallery will proudly show the photography of internationally acclaimed Philip Tsiaras in an exciting new show entitled “The Parade,” which was shot from the sidewalk at Sun Valley’s own Wagon Days Parade, 2008. Tsiaras captured a unique perspective of the movement, the rhythm, the prancing and the order of the parade focusing on the feet of both man and horse. Several photos will be paired together to accentuate the contrast and the similarity of human and animal strides. In the upstairs galleries is the work of Chinese artist Andrew Lui, who uses traditional brushes and painting techniques with bright contemporary color that flows with such movement to create abstract images of horse and rider and traversing through time. The back gallery will showcase a variety of additional Gallery DeNovo artists.

661 Sun Valley Road—“Constructive Spirit,” a group exhibition illuminating six artists continuing the tradition of abstract art, brings together Robert Atwell, Marco Casentini, Alex Couwenberg and Stephanie Weber. This exhibition examines the connections, both personal and conceptual, of hard-edge abstract art. The exhibition title itself is taken from the 1946 manifesto issued by the Madí, a Buenos Aires-based abstract artists’ group that asserted the relevance of geometric abstraction for all countries. Discover eccentrically meticulous forms, beautiful surfaces, playful arrangements and vibrant colors amongst lyrically balanced rhythms.

271 First Ave. N.—A group exhibition with a focus on wolf and sheep imagery. Artists featured include Debbie Edgers-Sturges, Linda St. Clair, Virginie Baude, Douglas Aagard and Steven Lee Adams. Landscapes featuring the Idaho wilderness will be interspersed with the animal imagery.

191 Fifth St.—The Center’s exhibition “Happily Ever After?” is a journey through the dark side of fairy tales. It features work in a variety of media, from enormous prints reinterpreting Little Red Riding Hood by internationally known artist Kiki Smith to a room-sized tunnel book depicting a forest full of magical creatures by Andrea Dezsö. Open for Gallery Walk from 5-7pm.

511 Sun Valley Rd.—Featuring the art of Jim C. Norton, who is known for his paintings of real-life cowboys and their horses and Native Americans in their Plains original costumes. His skill at depicting these subjects earned him membership in 1989 to Cowboy Artists of America, and he continues to win awards at the annual Cowboy Artists of America shows.

360 East Ave.—Expressions Galleries is overflowing with new works by Mary Roberson, Jim Rey, Bill Mittag, Fran Kievet and a new-to-it artist, Julie Bender, who does breathtaking wildlife images using the art of pyrography. Soon to arrive as well is a new bronze masterwork by Dave McGary “Battle at Bear Paw,” which depicts Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce.

360 First Ave.—First Avenue Contemporary Gallery begins a showing of Oregon contemporary pastel artist Dawn Emerson. Emerson’s critical eye captures the gesture of her much-loved subject of  horses in motion. Sharon Cooney and Ken Carlson contemporary landscape painters of high caliber. New also to the gallery, the hand crafted tables of Nicole Kindzia. Chris Hero, Timi DelConte, Jorunn Coe, Filomena Booth and Rae Seda maintain their permanent standing at the gallery.

400 E. Sun Valley Road—Mountain Images Gallery will present new large format abstract color photographs from the series ‘Motion’ by James Bourret, as well as beautiful new landscape images from Idaho, the Utah canyonlands, and the California coast. Also included are prints from the conceptual series ‘Edge Condition’. Find the gallery above the Cellar and online at

350 Walnut Ave.—Ochi Gallery presents new paintings by local artist Aaron Pearson. Pearson’s work deals with the paradoxes inherent to human memory in relation to the present. He employs the traditional tools of a painter: oil paint, canvas and wood panels. And he creates what could be considered genre pictures, landscapes and figures. These traditional forms are flattened, tweaked and subverted through a process of remembrance and forgetting, inference and allusion. Pearson’s show is the first in Ochi Gallery’s Local Artist Project, a collection of young artists living, working and playing in the Sun Valley area. By invitation only, Ochi Gallery exhibits the work of local creatives to enliven and encourage the young talented community.

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