Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Visiting a gallery...

can be intimidating. Some people are nervous because they feel they can't "talk about art" while some "talk too much". We want our clients to not only fall in love with what they see but understand more about the process and more about the artist.

"it may be the almost imperceptible tension between antecedent and descendant that finally gives this painting its subtle resonance....huh? Okay....that was something you won't here at the gallery.... What you will hear us say is....John VanDreal is from Salem, John studies and reports moments by continually sketching, writing and painting on multiple canvases. He also captures the actual pure color remnants from his pallet and employs it compositionally throughout the work providing a work that is a representation of artistic process, from basic subject sketch and composition through creative interpretation and the use of material and medium.

Jed Thomas....we promise not to carry on with...."This painting upholds the validity of not making things that evoke effect simply for the sake of effect. The viewer is then free of extraneous baggage. hmmmmm.
we do promise to tell you more about his narrative figures and how they tell a story to involve the viewer.

We hope that when you stop by the gallery you enjoy YOUR experience of viewing the artwork. We'd love to tell you more about all of our artists. See you soon.

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We represent Northwest artists working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, works on paper, ceramics, jewelry and mixed media. Our second gallery features exhibitions on a monthly basis, as well as selected group shows and special exhibitions. To arrange an appointment, please call 503-581-3229 or email; During our years of operating, we have successfully encouraged the broadening and blossoming of the Salem art scene. We are dedicated to serving our clients as well as our artists. The relationships that we cultivate with our clients and our artists have been and will continue to be long and rewarding. We encourage you to take the time to be acquainted with us and take the time to appreciate the art we enjoy so much.