Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gallery Walk

“A Good Year” Pete Zaluzec, “Last Look Back”, 10/45, Gampi Print, 17” x 26” at Kneeland.

Gallery Walk, sponsored by the Sun Valley Gallery Association, will take place Friday, Nov. 23, from 5-8 p.m. The first 10 galleries listed are SVGA members. Only galleries that provided information are included here, but others may be open. Best to check with the gallery directly if in doubt. If you prefer going with a leader to touring solo, longtime State Rep. Wendy Jaquet meets guests at the Sun Valley Recreation Center on the Sun Valley mall at 5 p.m. or at Gilman’s Contemporary at 661 Sun Valley Road at 5:15 p.m. There is no charge for her added flair.

The Courtyard, 360 East Ave.—Featuring paintings by gallery artists with imagery depicting the change of seasons. Artists include Stephen Broderick, Russell Chatham, Michael Coleman, David Dixon, Tom Howard and William Matthews.

320 First Avenue N., Sun Valley Road and First Avenue-Friesen Gallery opens the holiday season with a group exhibition, highlighting oil paintings by Ford Crull. A brilliant colorist, he depicts the ever-shifting nature of human awareness and perception. Incomplete statements, single words and symbols are multi-cultural and reminders of their many connotations, inviting the viewer’s subjective contemplation. The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 15. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Saturday, or by appointment. Website:
400 First Ave.— Gail Severn Gallery announces the opening of three distinct group exhibitions and a solo exhibition of Ed Musante’s newest work. “A Sense of Place XVI—Landscape” features aesthetic interpretation of the land by internationally renowned painters Victoria Adams, Theodore Waddell, James Cook and photographer Laura McPhee. The bronze, glass and stone sculptures of Julie Speidel, Will Robinson, Boaz Vaadia, and Rod Kagan also speak of the influence of the history of the landscape. “Marks and Conversations IV—Contemporary Painting and Sculpture” invites the viewer to interpret creative vision through the artists’ marks and gestures. This group of multidisciplinary artists includes Margaret Keelan, Gary Komarin, Cole Morgan, Squeak Carnwath, Jun Kaneko and Raphaëlle Goethals. “Nature–Perspectives” offers the whimsical and the ethereal through the paintings of Chris Reilly, Allison Stewart, Jonathon Hexner and Hung Liu, sculptures of Jane Rosen, Gwynn Murrill and Brad Rude, and the photographs of Jack Spencer. “Ed Musante—New Cigar Box Paintings”: Musante has a visual passion for nature. Musante’s small-scale paintings of birds and animals, painted on his signature “found” cigar boxes, are intimate portraits of wildlife. Musante captures the essence of each creature through careful observation and expert attention to detail. His exquisite paintings integrate text and pattern from the cigar box designs. Through Dec. 19.

320 First Ave.—Opening on the main floor gallery will be “Small Affordable, Collectable, Giftable Works,” which will include a variety of paintings, etchings, monoprints and small sculpture from Gallery DeNovo’s International artists, including Cynthia Fusillo, Davis Freeman, Michel Beaucage, Agusti Puig and others. Upstairs front gallery will feature the works of Chinese artist Andrew Lui in a show called “Pilgrimage,” and the back gallery will have a variety of larger scale works from various artists.

661 Sun Valley Road—“Jason Langer ~ 25 Years ~ In Search of Lost Time.” American photographer Jason Langer is best known for his black and white images of contemporary urban life. Evoking the lustrous style of an earlier age of photography—epitomized by names like Stiegliz, Brassai, Brandt and DeCarava—Langer’s carefully crafted images, with lush, black tones, exude an air of vintage, timeless beauty. In many ways Langer holds true to an idea of picture-making that had begun to fall out of fashion as early as the 1960s with the rise of social criticism in photography. His images are not motivated by an impulse to document so much as to delight and disorient.

391 First Ave. N.—“Ancient Land: New Territory Manta Irititjangku: Ngura Kutjupalakutu.” Harvey Art Projects USA presents an exhibition of stunning works by Ninuku artists of the western Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands in the South Australian desert. This is an emerging art center, just over five years old and based in a small and peaceful community known as Kalka that is eight to nine hours from the nearest major shopping precinct. As artist Yangi Yangi Fox says, “We’ve got a lovely little art center, a little house where we work. We work there painting our dreaming stories. We send them lots of places. So people will see (them) and understand that our country is full of dreaming and law, our Tjukurpa.” The district is now hailed as one of the most dynamic in Australia. This will be the first time Ninuku art, critically acclaimed in a New York show in June, has been exhibited in Sun Valley.

271 First Ave. N.—The exhibition “Looking Forward, Looking Back” extends through Dec. 15. A group exhibition highlighting artists who have been exhibited both in the past year and those who will be featured in the coming season. Featured artists include Ovanes Berberian, James Palmersheim, Neal Philpott, Christine Gedye, Thom Ross and Pete Zaluzec. The gallery will also dedicate a room to “Small Works,” with items ideal for the gift-giving season.

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

The Courtyard, 360 East Ave.—Wood River Fine Arts, An Expressions Gallery welcomes new partners and a change in the gallery’s name from Expressions Gallery. It hosts its Second Annual Small Works Show from 5-8 p.m.  New artists to the gallery include Jim Morgan, Paul Mullally, Ralph Oberg and Andrew Peters. The Small Works show will also feature the work of Grant Redden, who was recently inducted as the newest member of the Cowboy Artists of America

Below Atkinsons Market in Ketchum’s Giacobbi Square—Locals’ art and crafts. Open regularly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

300 N. Main St.—Toronto/Sun Valley artists showing individual and combined works in acrylic and oil, old and new.

511 E. 4th Street—Oil paintings by Jennifer Bellinger and works by Idaho sculptors Dave Lamure, Jr., Ken Newman and Russ Lamb. Guest artist Lou Whittaker. Fine crafted furniture by Wes Walsworth.

360 First Ave.—Artists Filomena Booth and Dawn Emerson present impressionistic contemporary work of horses in motion. Both artists capture the gestures of their subjects along with a palette of color that completes the compositons of  horses in flight. Booth works with an acrylic canvas and Emerson as a pastel artist. Ketchum artist Jorunn Coe works  in oil and presents the golden brilliance of fall aspens. Landscape artists Sandra Cooney and Ken Carlson present a new collection of nature’s landscapes. Figurative work continues to be exhibited by David Karp, Chris Hero and Kenneth Callahan. Bronze works of Timi Del Conte, Dale Ferguson and Joe Castle are represented throughout the gallery.
400 E. Sun Valley Road—Mountain Images Gallery is showing new landscape photographs by James Bourret as well as images from the series “Motion 2.” These large-format abstract landscapes draw from literal landscape scenes, reduced to their simplest elements of color, light, and form. The gallery also continues to show work from other fine art series by James Bourret.

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