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ARTmonday: 8 Artworks from The Road Gallery

I had a social day on Friday, meeting a new friend for coffee in the morning and architect Mette Aamodt of Cambridge-based modern architecture firm Aamodt/Plumb (I wrote about their transformation of a mid-century barn for Boston Globe Magazine last summer) for lunch at Tatte Bakery in Beacon Hill.

(In between I happened to run into a friend and we stopped into two of my favorite Boston boutiques Good and December Thieves. A few Instagram photos here.)

Currently Mette and her partner (and husband) Andrew are working on a project for the founder/curator behind online gallery The Road Gallery. I hadn’t been familiar with The Road Gallery, but upon returning home promptly looked it up. I loved it and must share.

The Road Gallery represents a small, highly curated selection of emerging and established but lesser known contemporary artists. There are a handful of artworks by each artist, plus guest artists, and pieces start around $100 and go up to $7,000.

Here is abstract artwork by eight artists from The Road Gallery, and a little bit about them.

Artist Liz Barber's Abstract Paintings at The Road Gallery

Liz Barber  •  Summer 8, 2015
Mixed media on panel
Atlanta-based artist Liz Barber, who holds 
a degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, grew up in coastal Massachusetts. She paints watery abstract works on which layers of materials are built up to create depth and movement, and reflect her emotional attachment to the ocean. 

Artist Kelly Neidig's Abstract Landscape Paintings at The Road Gallery

Kelly Neidig  •  Braddock, 2014
Flashe on canvas

Artist Kelly Neidig, who was born in Pittsburgh and studied Landscape Architecture and Integrative Arts at Pennsylvania State University, lives and works in Vancouver, Washington. In the studio, Neidig relies on her memory and imagination to reinvent scenes of places she has traveled to show the experience of time and its effect on the memory. She is more interested in the overall feeling of these places than their details.

Artist Kyle Utter's Interior Oil Paintings at The Road Gallery

Kyle Utter  •  The Captain, 2013
 Oil on canvas

Brooklyn-based figurative painter Kyle Utter, who hails from Michigan and once lived in Montana, earned his B.F.A at the Pratt Institute in 2011. Utter paints personal spaces, imbuing them with human needs, desires, and yearnings.

Artist Haylee Anne's Water Paintings at The Road Gallery

Haylee Anne  •  Mademoiselle Deux, 2011
Digital Archival C-Print (Limited edition of 5 per size)

Photographer Haylee Anne, who travels between Atlanta and New York, was inspired at an early age by lush National Geographic landscapes. She photographs women and water, employing special processes, to enhance and support feminist and bodily dialogue. 

Artist Susan Klein's Layered Landscape Paintings at The Road Gallery

Susan Klein  •  Peering Through, 2013
Oil on Panel

Charleston, South Carolina-based artist Susan Klein earned an M.F.A. in 2004 from the University of Oregon and a B.F.A. from the University of New Hampshire in 2001. Her paintings combine elements from separate places and times into one image. Usually, she begins with a landscape painting, upon which she layers representations of architecture, nature, and urban materials, which coalesce into a dense visual obstacle course.

Artist Emily Zuch's Paintings of Interior Installations at The Road Gallery

Emily Zuch  •  Garden of Boxes and Balls, 2011
Oil on paper

Brooklyn-based artist Emily Zuch received an M.F.A. from the New York Studio School in 2011 and a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. Zuch paints from installations she creates in her studio. The set-ups involve objects she makes, childhood toys or those she has recently acquired, and various other curiosities. There is an element of narrative in her work, and she is interested in imagery that connects to fantasy and folklore. 

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S.W. Dinge  •  Hit My Head on the Ice, 2014
Gouache and watercolor on canvas

Artist S.W. Dinge lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.  He is drawn to aged materials such as rusted metal, discolored newspaper, weathered wood, and other aged objects which are, along with acrylic paint, the foundation of his work.  

Artist Charlotte Lethbridge's Pool Paintings at The Road Gallery

Charlotte Lethbridge  •  Sorry I’m Late (Go Ahead Without Me), 2014
Oil on linen

Manhattan-based artist Charlotte Lethbridge studied painting at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2014, Lethbridge concentrated on a swimming pool series titled “Sorry I’m Late.” While pools evoke nostalgia of swimming lessons and suburban summers, left alone they have a compelling stillness. Absence is key component of the series. 

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ARTmonday: 10 Colorful Landscapes by Portland, Maine Artist Joanne Gravelin

In searching for local New England artists last week on Saatchi Art, I came across the work of Joanne Gravelin, a Portland, Maine-based artist who creates colorful landscapes in mixed media.

Gravelin, who grew up in rural Vermont, studied printmaking and painting at Maine College of Art. According to her bio on the Demark Art Center in Denmark, Maine where Gravelin was an artist-in-residence, her work depicts “scenes of the failed American Dream, false paradises, natural wastelands and suburbia.”

I’m following Gravelin’s work (and cat) on Instagram @MyLastPlaceOnEarth with my new art-dedicated Instagram account @StyleCarrotCurates, which I hope you will follow! It’s all art, all the time. (My decor, flowers, food, cat, books, art, sunsets, etc account is @StyleCarrot if you’re not already following, please do.)

Here are ten of Gravelin’s colorful landscapes. Sorry I don’t have full info on every one. I’ll try to contact her and update. Plus, I may need one for our Florida condo.

Portland Artist Joanne Graelin Colorful Industrial Landscapes

2014

Portland Artist Joanne Graelin Colorful Industrial Landscapes

2014

Portland Artist Joanne Graelin Colorful Industrial Landscapes

“Greetings From Paradise No. 2″ 2013
Acrylic, silkscreen, gold leaf, vinyl stickers, and marker on layers of plastic
40″ x 60”

Portland Artist Joanne Graelin Colorful Industrial Landscapes

“Greetings From Paradise No. 1″ 2013
Acrylic, silkscreen, gold leaf, vinyl stickers, and marker on layers of plastic
40″ x 60”

Portland Artist Joanne Graelin Colorful Industrial Landscapes

“Collection” 201s
Acrylic and vinyl stickers on plastic
40″ x 48″

Portland Artist Joanne Graelin Colorful Industrial Landscapes

2015

Portland Artist Joanne Graelin Colorful Industrial Landscapes

2015

Portland Artist Joanne Graelin Colorful Industrial Landscapes

“Los Angeles Pool” 2012
Acrylic and silkscreen on layers of plastic
36″ x 40″

Portland Artist Joanne Graelin Colorful Industrial Landscapes

2014

Portland Artist Joanne Graelin Colorful Industrial Landscapes

2014

Portland Artist Joanne Graelin At Work In Her Studio

Artist Joanne Gravelin  at work in her studio in Portland, Maine.

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ARTmonday: 15 Views of America

It’s a long weekend at our house with everybody off for Columbus Day. Not that it’s identified as such, with Columbus now recognized as the savage man he was. Rather, our schools tend to label this national holiday as “fall break.” Works for me. History and politics aside, it’s nevertheless appropriate to look at some scenes of our country, views of America. Here are 15 American landscapes.

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Untitled (Balloons)  •  Ruben Natal-San Miguel  •  20×200

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A Logo for America  •  Alfredo Jaar  •  Perez Art Museum Miami  •  Artsy

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Oregon  •  Luke Gram  •  Society6

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Upstream #1    Nick Allen    Serena & Lily 

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Wide Awake In America  •  Wes Lang  •  VI Gallery   •  Artsy

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life in america is depressing, life in america is hard, life in america is lonely
Zach Gage  •  Artsy

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Yellow Umbrellas I, South Beach  •  Claudia Chloe  •  Artfully Walls

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Traffic Jam  •  Gail Schechter  •  Minted 

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Gun Store, Vernon TX  •  Ed Freeman  •  Saatchi Art

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Light and Air  •  Megan Donnelly    Serena & Lily

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Lifeguard Stand    Stephanie Sherman    Serena & Lily 

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All 50  •  Jon Measures  •  Saatchi Art

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Street Walker   Kevin Russ    Society6

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Miss America  •  Allen Jones  •  Sims Reed Gallery   •  Artsy

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Eastern Washington, cul-de-sac  •  Toni Silber-Delerive    Saatchi Art

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ARTmonday: Boston International Fine Art Show

The Boston International Fine Art Show is this week, Thursday, November 13, 2014 to Sunday, November 16, 2014 at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts in Boston’s South End. Approaching 50 exhibitors, including many local greater Boston area and New England galleries, the BIFAS showcases historic, modern, and contemporary artworks.

Among the galleries exhibiting artwork at BIFAS are the South End’s Adelson Galleries, Newbury Street’s Newbury Fine Art and Vose Galleries,  Beacon Hill’s Sloane Merrill Gallery, Gloucester’s Trident Gallery, and Portsmouth’s The Banks Gallery. It’s a manageable show, in a venue that gets sunlight, with enough good work that makes it worth stopping by. (I have that on good authority from a friend/serious collector.)

The Gala Preview is this Thursday, benefiting Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mountain Unit. There’s a New Collectors Salon on Friday evening, and Peter Trippi, Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur will speak on Saturday afternoon. 

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M.M. Ciciovan, Hitchcock’s Universe, 2012, oil on panel

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Jessica Brown, Still Life with Silver Jug, Quails Eggs and Salt
Quantum Contemporary Art 

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David Brega, Nature Boy, oil on masonite, Palm Avenue Fine Art

Oil Paintings at Boston International Fine Art Fair

Meghan Howland, Megaflora, oil on canvas, Bowerstock Gallery

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John Leslie Breck, Martha Richardson Fine Art

MaryJane-Vareika

William Bradford, The ‘Mary Jane’ of Eastport, Maine,  William Vareika Fine Arts

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Jacob A. Pfeiffer, A Bird In Hand, oil on panel

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Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts
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ARTmonday: 12 Paintings by Boston Artists on Etsy

Since today’s the Boston Marathon I thought I’d go all Boston with a dozen picks from Etsy local. The mix includes still life paintings of sweets, pet portraits, pretty landscapes, geometric abstracts, and more. Are the artists are based in the Boston area. Enjoy the day! #BostonStrong

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Pink Donuts On a Stand  •  Jo Jo La Rue / Johanna

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Ocean Breeze  •  Shay Cajolet

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Night Sky Stars Moon Birch Trees Dream Tent  •  Paper Taxi / Laura Warecki

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Custom Pet Portrait  •   Paw Prints On Canvas / Marianna

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Blue Sky Blue Bells  •   Water Media Works / Marcia

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Architectural Line Study  •   Moss and Blue / Julianne Strom

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Black Lab  •   Jennifer Burkin

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Vista  •  Claudine Metrick

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Untitled Abstract #2414  •  Tammy Ricker

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Ranunculus  •  Cassandra Akouri

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Prepster  •  A Boston Blazer / Gabi Anderson

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Picnic  •  Art25 by a2n2 / Anna Koon

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