Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gallery Walk

Part of “Famous” at Gallery DeNovo. Anton Perich’s “Andrea, Green, Blue.”

Gallery Walk, sponsored by the Sun Valley Gallery Association, will take place Friday, March 15, from 5-8 p.m. The first 10 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.  For those who prefer a leader to touring solo, longtime artist Deb Bohrer will meet guests at the Sun Valley Recreation Center, by the ice rink, at 5 p.m. The 5:10 p.m. bus departs to Gilman Contemporary to begin there. There is no charge for the added flair.

The Courtyard, 360 East Ave.—In relationship to the Sun Valley Film Festival, Broschofsky Galleries will be featuring the work of Gordon McConnell.  McConnell’s rich, painterly imagery is derived from classic spaghetti Western films. Also showing: Edward Curtis, Russell Chatham, Ewoud De Groot, Michael Coleman, William Matthews and Andy Warhol.

The Galleria, 351 Leadville—Showing a special selection of paintings, works on paper and sculpture by gallery artists Françoise Gilot, Salustiano, Gustavo Acosta, Julian Voss-Andreae. Open most afternoons noon to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at 726-8810 or or visit

320 First Avenue N., Sun Valley Road and First Avenue-A highlight of the winter season is a compelling exhibition of sculptures by premier glassblower William Morris, including works never shown before. Morris is a revolutionary, provocative artist whose work goes beyond mere craftsmanship to touch the souls of its viewers.

400 First Ave.—Gary Komarin’s internationally collected abstract paintings walk the line between expression and avoidance of reason. His work has recently been added to five national and international museums. James Cook uses thick oil paint in the impasto technique to create colorful scenes of Idaho’s snow-covered mountains and expanses of trees. Raphaelle Goethals has used wax and resin as her signature medium for more than 15 years. Goethals works in a process of layering, pouring, scraping off, effacing and leaving traces of earlier information. Linda Christensen’s figurative paintings deal with life’s everyday occurrences. Her signature feature is the female figure, often seated and captured in a moment of reverie, unguarded and unaware of being watched. Margaret Keelan also uses the female form and explores the endless possibilities of clay with variances in construction and surface.

320 First Ave.— “Famous” pop culture of the 1970s and ’80s with featured artist Anton Perich, a groundbreaking photographer, video artist, film producer, publisher, poet and painter. Embracing the community spirit of the Sun Valley Film Festival, the gallery invites film buffs to experience the interdisciplinary artwork of this influential icon of alternative pop culture. This voyeur-like opportunity provides the ability to see iconic images of artists such as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Basquiat and Margaux Hemingway, and their circle shot by renowned photographers such as Nat Finkelstein, Imogen Cunningham and Perich. The newly remodeled and expanded upstairs gallery will feature a variety of works from international artists including new abstract paintings from Canadian painter Michel Beaucage and Spanish artist Quim Bove.
661 Sun Valley Road—Richard Painter “Journey.” Since 1995 Richard Painter has used flame to create his artwork. Painter’s unique method begins by working on medium density fiber board in a process he calls making a reverse silhouette. Flame retardant is applied to the outlined image and the board is charred using a roofing torch. Later, more detail is added to the image using a pencil torch. The application of soft pastels further adds to the contrast of subject and medium. Many of his pieces have a photographic quality that is increased by the positive and negative aspects of this reverse process.  

391 First Ave. N.—An exhibition of paintings done during the southern winter in Ernabella, a remote Aboriginal community in South Australia, exhibited during the northern winter in Sun Valley. This group exhibition will be the first ever held in the USA by the renowned Ernabella Artists. The show features paintings bursting with color and ancestral stories. Ernabella Arts is a place where senior and young Aboriginal women and men practice and develop art in order to sustain, support and promote their cultural heritage and to improve the lifestyle of the desert community’s members. Income generated from the sale of art is essential to the welfare of the artists’ families and is a central component in maintaining and strengthening the social well-being of the community.

271 First Ave. N.—Presenting “Silent Poetry,” a three-person exhibition featuring new work from Lori McNee, Seth Winegar and Linda Tippetts. Local artist Lori McNee is talented in several disciplines and in this exhibition will focus on her signature still-life imagery. Her work is opulent in color and texture, and her imagery is as ornamented by detail as it is rich in symbolism. Winegar’s landscapes are reminiscent of his home Utah scenery but are as much studies in technique. His use of vibrant color contrasts and a rich surface are created by using multiple layers of paint and glaze. Tippetts is a plein-air painting purist and the recipient of numerous awards for her landscape works of the Rocky Mountains, including the National Arts for the Parks Grand Prize in 1993.

191 Fifth St.—Start your Gallery Walk at The Center! The artwork in “Home Front” is part of a community-wide conversation about the challenges faced by soldiers and their families during deployment and after returning home. The exhibition also explores shifts in civilian contributions to wartime efforts over the last century. Featuring vintage World War I and World War II posters, books from Monica Haller’s Veterans Books Project and contemporary artwork by Jennifer Karady, Cat Mazza, Chad Person, Allison Smith and Ketchum-based photographer Stephanie Freid-Perenchio. Open for Gallery Walk from 5-7 p.m.
The Courtyard, 360 East Ave.—Wood River Fine Arts celebrates Gallery partner Dave McGary, whose detailed works of colorful realism are based on his many years of close interactions with Native Americans and First Nations people of Canada eager to have their stories preserved in bronze.  The Booth Museum in Cartersville, Ga., is honoring McGary with a 30-year retrospective featuring more than 30 works. During the retrospective’s March 7 opening night, McGary premiered “Trophy Hunters”—a stunning new sculpture depicting two Mohawk warriors, now available at Wood River Fine Arts.

Below Atkinsons’ Market in Ketchum’s Giacobbi Square—Invites the public to view a collective of local art Steve Snyder, black and white photography; Marie Stewart, acrylic painting on canvas and clothing; Kim Howard, water colors; Eric Ward, wood furniture; Jim Paisley, mirrors; Kenn Uhrig, barbed wire emblems and leather/beads bracelets; and more (gourds, glass, quilts, chests, color photos, paper and wood sculpture). Open daily from noon to 5 p.m.

300 N. Main St.—Toronto/Sun Valley artists feature “High Desert Traffic,” their breakout collaborative painting, among many others showing in March Gallery Walk during Sun Valley Film Festival. “High Desert Traffic” is also a screenplay about the making of the painting and a film festival 2013 Screenwriter’s Lab entry. The romantic comedy centers around the coming together of these two artists and spontaneous creation of this hot, 6-by-8-foot stretched linen. Come meet the artists/writers and see the painting that inspired the screenplay.

511 E. Fourth Street—Featuring the oil paintings of longtime Ketchum artist Jennifer Bellinger. Not one to limit herself to one subject, Bellinger paints what she is inspired by. Bold design and an innate sense of color separate her work from the norm. She is happily representing the work of Idaho sculptors Ken Newman, Russ Lamb, Lou Whittaker and Dave LaMure Jr. and the handcrafted furniture from reclaimed wood by Wes Walsworth.

350 Walnut Ave.—Ochi Gallery presents “Scientific Visions,” a collection of videos and select physical works that demonstrate an intersection between art and science.  It includes artists who use technology and a methodical practice to examine something they have observed in the world. Artists include Catherine Chalmers, Charles Lindsay, David Gutierrez, Ben Weiner, Debra Baxter and Margot Knight. Check out their website for additional events coinciding with this show.

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