In this series of paintings, Carol O'Malia, is capturing the joy of play - boys running off of docks and jumping from diving boards. The figures are placed in the foreground and are painted in a realistic manner, while the background is kept in a loose style. The figures are all in motion yet the paintings are very still. There will be an opening reception on July 28, 6-8PM. See all of Carol's paintings here.
Chris Gwaltney is a painter from Southern California. He paints in a lush style, combining areas of abstraction with loose figurative elements. He experiments with sensuous surface finishes, compiling multiple layers of paint and oil stick that show drips and various markings. Gwaltney’s paintings are open ended; the style is free and unfinished which allows the viewer to fill in the essence of each story. The opening reception will be June 30, 6-8PM. See all of Chris' paintings here.
This two-person exhibition will include paintings by A.J. Oishi and photographs by Thea Schrack. Oishi's calm and peaceful paintings are created by compiling thousands of small dots. The circular designs that are common throughout her work symbolize individuals and their journey towards a more healthful, conscious life. Schrack's "Sea Glass" ocean-scape photographic series captures the essence of motion, wind and water.
Stephen Foss is widely known for the visually rich surface finish and color that show a return to heavily worked finishes in contemporary painting. The latest body of work combines organic elements with aspects of abstraction. Foss applies paint in numerous layers; he then works the surface to allow sublayers and carefully prepared groundwork to peek through the top layer. This results in paintings with varied colors and great depth. Join us for the opening reception on February 25, 4-7PM.
The photographs in "Marjory's World" were shot on location in Southern Utah and Joshua Tree, CA; in composing the photographs Reeve finds dramatic vistas and then places curtains at the edges of the frame which gives the sense of viewing the scenery through a window. Reeve says, "In our increasingly urban existence that ever distances us from the wilderness experience, the drapes serve as visual connectors to the familiar."
This exhibition combines images from the The Wild West (1988-89), which were shot on a Polaroid 20x24 Land Camera, and archival pigment prints from History (2014). The images are inspired by the romance and grandeur of 1950’s Western television and film. Join us for the artist reception on December 30, 6-8PM. See the available photographs here.
Julie Nester Gallery will be featuring new, contemporary artwork from Audra Weaser, Daniel Ochoa, Brad Overton, Phillip Buller, Brenda Mallory, Chris Hayman and other artists.
In this solo exhibition, Philip Buller evokes the nostalgia of winters past, of childhood memories playing in the snow and rhythmic, figures skating across the surface of the canvas. His repetitive cast of characters, carefully rendered and abstracted, are a delight to behold.
An exhibition of photographs captured at Utah's Salt Flats and the Florida Everglades. Join us for the opening reception on February 27, 6-8:30pm. The exhibition will be held in our 260 Main St Gallery. Click here to see the available Rebecca Reeve photographs.