Opening Reception: July 7th, 7:00-9:00 PM Opening: July 7th, 2016 Closing: July 30th, 2016
Sometimes art evokes feelings, sensations – a sense of nostalgia from somewhere deep in our memory psyches. Maybe a visual similarity, color or energy draws the viewer to like a piece of art or maybe even dislike it. That is what art is about. Art can provoke or soothe – make us feel happy or sad and these feelings could be based on life experiences.
Indian with Black Horse 60″ x 48″ Karen Bezuidenhout
WILDE MEYER ANNEX specializes in animal art. Some artists paint animals as the main subject, others paint or sculpt animals in situations – real or imagined. Connie Townsend substitutes animals in place of humans in exciting situations. Judy Feldman includes animals in inviting rooms and gardens to show a sense of scale and comfort. Artists like James Swanson include animals in landscapes to invoke a sense of nostalgia and appreciation of nature. Still others make the animal the complete picture, whether realistic or reincarnated with imaginative colors.
Opening Reception: August 4th, 7:00-9:00 PM Opening: August 4th, 2016 Closing: August 27th, 2016
A group show with artists presenting everything from realistic interpretations of western landscapes to stylized interpretations of iconic western images. Charles Davison’s unique mixed media pieces are influenced by folk and native American art. Amy Watts takes western imagery to a whole new level with complicated paintings which narrate a whole story.
Opening Reception: August 4th, 2016 Closing: August 27th, 2016
WILDE MEYER GALLERY is well known for its colorful eclectic art presentations. Even though WILDE MEYER ANNEX specializes in animal related art, these pieces can be in splendid color also. This show presents animals in imaginative hues to downright conjured up hues. Some of the artists showing, like Theresa Paden, portray close up images of realistically proportioned animals in outrageous colors. Other artists, like Jaime Ellsworth, add the real punch of color through complicated compositions. Greg Dye uses gigantic slashes of vibrant color to create iconic bison. Other artists use traditionally painted subjects surrounded by color.
Opening Reception: August 4th, 5 – 7 PM Opening Reception: August 4th, 5 – 7 PM Closing: August 27th, 2016
Some artists use an economy of color, strokes, and composition, while others pay great attention to detail work in their art. This show highlights art with detail. Sometimes paintings appear to be very simple, but upon closer observation, one can see that there is actually great detail. One such artist is Jeff Cochran, whose landscapes, upon initial view, look very simple. In reality great attention has been paid to the details of placement of the paint upon the beautiful linen base he uses. In contrast, Barbara Gurwitz paints complicated landscapes which look very detailed, but in reality are very painterly. Other detail artists shown are Amy Watts, Rachel Slick, Fran Larsen, Sushe Felix, and more.
Opening Reception: September 1st, 7:00-9:00 PM Opening: September 1st, 2016 Closing: October 1st, 2016
September brings a group show of artists who specialize in abstract art. Many of them apply various techniques and materials to achieve extraordinary art. Melissa Johnson’s work is usually done on canvas or panel with applications of cold wax and oil paint to achieve a matte textured finish. Robert Charon’s paintings are mostly linear abstract acrylic paintings with a thick transparent final coat. Nancy and Sandy Pendleton combine talents to produce significant art composed of acrylic paint over paper texturing and finished with glass objects as the focal point. Other abstract artists include Debora Stewart, Ana Marini-Genzon and more.
Opening Reception: September 1st, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Opening: September 1st, 2016 Closing: October 1st, 2016
September at WILDE MEYER ANNEX will be very “doggy”. The gallery will feature canine related art. The work will range from seriously beautiful portraits of man’s best friend by Patricia Hunter to inspiring studies of canines of the wild by Kristin Knight and James Swanson. Adventurous paintings by Connie Townsend and more will be presented.
Downtime 18.5″ x 24″ Patricia Hunter
Sweetie 6″ x 6″ Trevor Mikula
Other Voices, Other Rooms 60″ x 60″ Jacqueline Rochester
Opening Reception: September 1st, 5 – 7 PM Opening: September 1st, 2016 Closing: October 1st, 2016
An eclectic collection of some of WILDE MEYER’s best artists. Artists showing include Ron Russon, AM Stockhill, James Swanson, Chaille Trevor and more. Subjects and styles range from Traditional to contemporary interpretations.