Make your event unforgettable by hosting it at gallery43. Event rental gives you exclusive access to 1400 square feet of gallery space, our catering prep area, and our covered patio. Rental rates start at $100 per hour. #originalart#distinctevents#celebrateart 📷: @shannonfordphotography
Peacocks and Peonies
John La Farge
La Farge's stained-glass windows reflect the Gilded Age fascination with medieval art and craftsmanship. The industrial revolution had made inexpensive, mass-produced glass available to anyone, but art glass remained an emblem of wealth and good taste. These windows were commissioned by Frederick Lothrop Ames, a railroad magnate who had them installed in the vast, baronial hall of his Boston house.
The tail feathers of the peacocks are made of bits of glass in the "broken jewel" technique; each peony blossom is a single piece of glass molded to catch the light differently through the day. La Farge layered his colored glass as a painter would build glazes of colors to achieve the right shade. For the composition, he borrowed from many cultures: the central panels with the bird and flower motif evoke Chinese and Japanese screens; the lower panels emulate Pompeian architecture; and the transoms above recall the tympanum above the door to a Romanesque cathedral.
I can finally reveal my secret project! The Phoenix Suns' 50th anniversary is coming up, and I got the honor of being chosen as one of the artists to paint one of about 15 giant sneaker sculptures that will be placed in various public locations around the Valley. I chose the gorilla as my subject. It looks into the night sky, inspired by the constellations and heavenly bodies. Be sure to scroll across to the multiple images. #gorilla#phoenixsuns#gosuns#nba#wildemeyergallery#cattletrackartscompound#celebrateart
Shimomura Crossing the Delaware
Roger Shimomura, 2010
Acrylic on canvas
As an artist, Roger Shimomura has focused particular attention on the experiences of Asian Americans and the challenges of being “different” in America. He knows well the pain and embarrassment associated with xenophobia: as a small child during World War II, he and his family were relocated from their home in Seattle to a Japanese American internment camp in Idaho.
The painting Shimomura Crossing the Delaware takes as its source Emanuel Leutze’s 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware, which is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Shimomura presents himself in the guise of America’s Founding Father; he replaces George Washington’s colonial troops with samurai warriors; and he remakes the body of water they cross to resemble San Francisco Harbor with Angel Island (the processing center for Asian immigrants) in the background. The work echoes the compositional format of a Katsushika Hokusai wood-block print.
gallery43 is a proud supporter of Family Life Ministries (@familylifehelps). An original painting by gallery43 artist Heather Archiquette is being auctioned off tonight at the organization's 35th Anniversary Gala! We also donated an evening at the gallery for a private event. This is a fundraising event for Family Life Ministries aimed at helping raise funds to keep them going for many years to come. As a nonprofit, this ministry serves the needs of its clients and has no guarantee of regular income. Ask us how you can help, too. ❤️ #gallery43cares#celebrateart#roswellartdistrict
As we continue to evolve, so does the environment around us... if we let it. Our online store is going to feature just a few of our favorite local artists, where you can keep up with their work and support them from anywhere in the world. One of those artists being @maryanncasey_art . We just cannot get enough of this magical, inspiring, and forever youthful woman and her ever changing body of work. Wish her luck as she travels to Arkansas this week for her one woman show this Friday!
📷: As always, @ashleykickliter
Bill Pickett, The Bull Dogger (1870-1923)
Chromolithographic poster, 1923
Ritchey Lithographic Corporation
While working as a cowhand in Texas, Bill Pickett developed the dramatic “bull-dogging” technique that brought him international fame. Leaping from a galloping horse, Pickett would grab a steer by the horns and twist back its head, taking hold of its upper lip with his teeth until the bull fell to the ground. He performed the stunt in the 101 Ranch’s Wild West Shows, traveling from coast to coast and as far north as Canada. During a performance in Mexico, he brought down a bull with his bare hands. Pickett performed his “death-defying feats” before the king and queen of England in 1914 and in the film The Bull-Dogger, advertised by this poster, in 1923. Named to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1971, he was honored in 1993 with a stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s “Legends of the West” series.
It is here! This is how QuirkyLime started... with a wall planner! The treasury tags especially made for the wall planner finally arrived.. I have started packing them! To buy link in bio.. let the epic planning of 2018 begin
America Receiving the Nine Muses Thomas Wilmer Dewing
oil, lacquer, and gold leaf on wood
America Receiving the Nine Muses,
lid painting by Thomas Wilmer Dewing
Case designed by
R. H. Hunt and J. H. Hunt
Manufactured by Steinway & Sons
1853-present, New York City
Hoping to initiate a more active musical life at the White House, President Theodore Roosevelt commissioned Steinway & Sons to produce this piano. The instrument's decoration, according to Roosevelt's wish, expressed patriotic pride through eagles, garlands, and shields, along with the seals of the first thirteen states. This collaboration of craftsman and artist was intended for the East Room of the White House.
Steinway & Sons commissioned the American painter Thomas Wilmer Dewing to oversee the painted portion of this elaborate design. On the inside of the lid he depicted a circle of women in colonial revival gowns who represent the muses of art, music, poetry, and learning. They are paying homage to a seated figure representing America, the new steward of Western culture.
Theodore Roszak, 1932
Theodore Roszak celebrated the new recording technologies of the 1930s with this light-hearted painted relief. The horn of the phonograph resembles the ear of a listener, who hears the music and imagines the world of the opera, pictured with comical plaster figures on a tiny stage. Even the turntable, with one mechanical device resembling a costumed figure, evokes the stage where the performance occurred. A tiny balloon at the upper right suggests the fantasy and escape that music can provide. Circles and spirals throughout the image evoke the motion of sound waves and the grooves of "sound" cut into the master recording.
Edward Kienholz, Nancy Reddin Kienholz
Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz collected furniture, fixtures, wallpaper, and personal effects from the Pedicord Hotel in Spokane, Washington. They created this installation to convey the isolation and defeat of aging alone in America. An old man in boxer shorts appears in three moments that describe an ordinary day in his life. He peers through the window at a bleak cityscape, plays solitaire on the edge of his bed, and, in a darkly comic touch, reads A Handful of Men with one hand down his shorts. Snapshots in the mirror frame suggest the life he once enjoyed with others. Naked bulbs and straggling wires threaten, as if suggesting how this abandoned human being might die, while ugly stains on the walls, floor, and under the reclining figure suggest that the people who live here are already decomposing. The Kienholzes' installations explore the seamy underside of this country's habitual optimism, reflecting the hardscrabble lives Edward encountered in a series of marginal jobs before he joined San Francisco's "funk art" scene. Sollie 17 offers a voyeuristic glimpse into a life of solitary despair. It elicits sympathy, fear, and questions for a society that leaves its elderly to sit and wait for death.