COLLINS GALLERIES PRESENTS

SUMMER SALON
GROUP EXHIBITION

July 15 - 28

Opening Reception: July 15th 5-7pm

 



"Most items prior to fifty years ago seemed to be built to last. There was a certain level of form and beauty integrated within the function. Proportions, materials, the design all elements and characteristics that are intrinsic to classicism. There seemed that there was a greater appreciation, a sensitivity that today often seems lost or treated as unimportant."  - Jeffrey T. Larson

 

"I am living and working today and my work will naturally reflect the influences around me. It’s an odd choice to make anachronistic paintings. I don’t think paintings need to include the latest gadget or something like that, but I want the lighting, the composition, the formal pictorial concerns to influenced by modernism and contemporary life while strongly drawing on all the rest of art history."  -Zoey Frank, Perceptions, August 2016

 

"Texture is very challenging, but it’s a really fun thing to do. How do you make something look the way that it feels in life? There’s more to it than just understanding how the light falls across the object." - Justin Wood, Epoch Times, March 2016

"Rather than the painting being the subject and the scene depicted being the object, I envision the viewer as the subject observing the landscape which has now in turn become the object."   - Joseph McGurl

 

"Life challenges have given me much to think about: what's real? what is truly of value? Though I am not often given to visual metaphor, I was pulled to paint this crossroads. I suppose I was drawn to the complexity and connected beauty of it's path. For me, creation rarely occurs without friction."  - Joseph Paquet

 

Someone once said, "If you stay in one place long enough and go deep, you have the chance to find the universal in the particular." I believe that to be true. - Joseph Paquet

My family has vacationed on the Cape several times in the past few years. It has become my mother's place to get away from it all. Our days there are long and relaxed, beginning with an early morning walk and breaking for a mid morning coffee. By mid-day we've gone inside to escape the heat and lie around reading or napping. By late afternoon people are figuring out what the dinner plans are going to be and usually head out to the fish market to pick something up. The Great Pond captures the mood of family play time by the shore of Great Pond." - Kate Sammons

 

"For me, knowing the roses so well, when I look at these paintings I can still just gasp at the wonderful scent of these varieties, the timeless perfume that fills the studio - combined strangely with the feeling of terrible controlled panic that one has but a matter of hours to capture them in paint before they are changed forever and gone forever! People say : "O what a wonderful occupation, so calm and reflective and unhurried...! How relaxing it must be!" Little do they know the anguish when one is in the final straight, on the verge of completing the painting of this flower or that - and some are more than crucial to the overall composition - the anguish of seeing the whole flower fall suddenly to pieces and land ignominiously on the table, with a soft sound like a parachute falling to earth, a sad pile of petals, leaving nothing but a bare stalk where once the focus of the whole arrangement sat! Yet - when the work is finally complete - there is no satisfaction like that one gets on looking back at it, months later, and finding that one won the battle with time, and caught an instant of loveliness on the wing." - Paul Seaton

 

"The skull sitting on the drawing paper represents the death of realism, because of the invention of the photograph. As you could imagine the value of a realist painting before photos! It's back is turned to symbolize artists turning their backs to that idea, and some turning their backs to the use of photos in their work completely. The canvas and frame are turned to show their parts and the feeling that one is hand made and the other manufactured." - Alex Venezia

Alex Venezia
Alex Venezia
Joseph McGurl
Joseph McGurl
Zoey Frank
Zoey Frank
Greg Gandy
Greg Gandy
William R. Davis
William R. Davis
Patrick Byrnes  (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
Patrick Byrnes (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
Marc Dalessio
Marc Dalessio
Jeffrey T. Larson
Jeffrey T. Larson
Joshua LaRock (photo: Artists Network)
Joshua LaRock (photo: Artists Network)
Brock Larson
Brock Larson
Michael Klein (Photo Credit: Artists on Art)
Michael Klein (Photo Credit: Artists on Art)
Gregory Mortenson (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
Gregory Mortenson (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
Katie Whipple (Allison Malafonte, Newington Cropsey)
Katie Whipple (Allison Malafonte, Newington Cropsey)
Brendan Johnston (Photo: GCA Blog)
Brendan Johnston (Photo: GCA Blog)
Paul Oxborough (American Painting Video Magazine)
Paul Oxborough (American Painting Video Magazine)
Justin Wood (GCA  Blog)
Justin Wood (GCA Blog)
Kate Sammons & Adrian Gottlieb
Kate Sammons & Adrian Gottlieb
Rachel Personett (photo: Carlo Motta)
Rachel Personett (photo: Carlo Motta)
Joseph Paquet (photo: Dave Warner, Rust and Roadsides
Joseph Paquet (photo: Dave Warner, Rust and Roadsides
Travis Schlaht (Photo: American Painting Video Magazine)
Travis Schlaht (Photo: American Painting Video Magazine)

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