LightSpaceTime's Figurative Art Exhibition - April 2019

Wanye Claypatch’s,  Out of the Pot , takes 1st place overall in LightSpaceTime’s online art competition

Wanye Claypatch’s, Out of the Pot, takes 1st place overall in LightSpaceTime’s online art competition

The gallery’s competition for March 2019 was the 9th Annual “Figurative” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists (including photography & digital art) from around the world, were called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s April 2019 online group art exhibition.

Artists were asked for their interpretation of the “Figurative” theme by submitting their best abstract or representational art for this competition.   The submission process and competition for the artists began in February 2019 and concluded on March 27, 2019.

The gallery received 845 entries from 35 different countries from around the world, as well as from 33 different states.   

Source: https://www.lightspacetime.art

ABFA Participates in "Food For Thought" at Louis K. Meisel Gallery

Exhibition shot of “Food For Thought” at Louis K. Meisel Gallery

Exhibition shot of “Food For Thought” at Louis K. Meisel Gallery

Louis K. Meisel Gallery is pleased to announce Food for Thought, an exhibition of Realist works that celebrate subjects that are sweet and savory. Curated by the food photographer Susan Meisel, this show features nearly 150 small artworks by 50 plus artists.

Showcasing a variety of media, these artworks explore the theme of food in ways that are both overt and unexpected, all while speaking to flavors, scents and tastes. From sculptures of discarded food packaging by Thomas Pfannerstill to the vibrant paintings of Dylan’s candy by Roberto Bernardi, this exhibition presents a contemporary take on the subject of food. While some artists in the exhibition approach food itself as an object, as Tjalf Sparnaay does with his representations of larger-than-life golden eggs, others explore the theme of food as it occurs situationally around us. Cityscape painters, Robert Gniewek, Don Jacot, and Hisaya Taira capture signage, storefronts and restaurants that offer glimpses into our experiences with food and dining. Meanwhile, photographer Charles Bremer takes yet another approach, as he captures imagery of growing edible plants. Collectively, these artworks provide an interesting visual spectrum that sheds light on contemporary food culture.

Over the course of the past year, Susan Meisel worked diligently alongside independent curator Emily Raimondi to assemble Food for Thought, a follow-up to their wildly successful exhibition Size Doesn’t Matter (2016). Meisel’s experience with art and food is vast, as she is a life-long artist, photographer and chef. Her food photography is most prominently known through her two recent books published by Rizzoli: Shop, Cook, Eat New York (2016) and New York Sweets (2013).

Food for Thought will be on view from February 28th to March 30th at 141 Prince Street in New York. An artist reception will be held on Thursday, February 28th from 6 to 8pm.

For further information and images of works from the exhibition, please contact:
Christine Castracane at 212-677-1340 or gallery@meisels.com.

Source : https://www.artsy.net/show

Art Palm Beach opens today with ‘more immersive experiences’

Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts  of Binghamton, N.Y. will feature a section dedicated to photorealist painting and hyperrealist sculpture. These will include Robert Gniewek’s 2016 oil Pemex Station, Agua Prieta, a Hopperesque night depiction of a gas station.

Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts of Binghamton, N.Y. will feature a section dedicated to photorealist painting and hyperrealist sculpture. These will include Robert Gniewek’s 2016 oil Pemex Station, Agua Prieta, a Hopperesque night depiction of a gas station.

ArtPalmBeach is keeping up with the times. That’s what organizer Lee Ann Lester says.

“Fairs must reflect today’s culture of more immersive experiences,” said Lester, who teamed up with guest curator Erich Weiss to provide such experiences.

The fair will open its 22nd edition with a by-invitation preview tonight and run through Sunday at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach.

Source: https://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news

Louis K. Meisel on Anthony Brunelli

"Park Diner", 1992, oil on canvas, 36 x 84 inches

"Park Diner", 1992, oil on canvas, 36 x 84 inches

One day early in 1993, Susan was sitting at the front desk when a young redheaded guy came in. She watched as he tentatively browsed around the gallery, frequently glancing her way. She said to herself, “That is a young artist trying to get up the nerve to approach us to show his work.” After about 10 minutes, she went over to him and asked if he was in fact an artist who was seeking representation. He gratefully acknowledged… “YES”.

Susan then said she would be happy to look at his slides……and he quickly handed her over the slides he had prepared.

Since we opened, Susan and I have always been available personally to look at work by any artist approaching us. I was in my office at the time, and Susan came in and said, “You should come on out and see some paintings a young (23 years old) artist just brought in.”

IF I am going to take on and represent an artist, the process can take a year or two, with a few paintings to start. I need to look at the work, get to know and understand the artist, and see what other artists in the gallery and our collectors have to say. For Tony Brunelli, there was only a half an hour of looking and talking before I said, “You are in. Bring your paintings in!”

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Source: http://blog.meiselgallery.com

Art Palm Beach 2019

Art Palm Beach 2019 featured modern and contemporary artist and galleries. Vivian Fulop interviews renowned artist Anthony Brunelli about his hyperrealist painting.