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Vachagan Narazyan: Surreal Imaginations by a Nonconformist Painter

June 12, 2017

Vachagan Narazyan: Surreal Imaginations by a Nonconformist Painter

 

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David Dornan: The Story of a Still Life

June 5, 2017

Meyer Gallery: Dornan Blog Post

June 2017

 

David Dornan: The Story of a Still Life

 

“I think my work is most effective when it serves as a springboard for someone else’s emotion.”

 

David Dornan paints dynamic still life motifs of everyday objects; overturned paint cups, huddled vases and delicate roses are common subjects for the Utah-based artist. His paintings are free of philosophical metaphors or underlying narratives – they are simply snapshots from the artist’s mind, paint splatter and all. Dornan paints objects that are familiar to him, such as exquisite flowers from his own garden or messy paintbrushes from his studio, with the hope that the viewer will respond to their familiarity with personal associations or emotions. “Artists are always looking for good subjects,” says Dornan. “ But there is no good subject. I just want people to look at a piece that I’ve painted and think about their world differently.”

 

One of Dornan’s first still life paintings came from the midst of a mental block. Preparing for his first show and unsure of what to paint, he removed his boots from his feet and decided he would replicate the wrinkled, worn leather in an oil painting. The painting of the artist’s boots sold quickly, not to an affluent art collector but to a man who owned a local boot repair shop. “I had painted those boots straightforward enough that a guy who had repaired boots his entire life actually thought they were beautiful,” recalls Dornan. This act of truly seeing an object that we simply look at everyday is Dornan’s humble invitation to those who encounter his paintings.

 

Dornan’s authentic connection to his subject matter and interest in the history of objects is the basic inspiration for deciding what to paint. The idea for his machine paintings, such as “Crank I,” stemmed from an intriguing stack of old carburetors at a local auto repair shop. He asked if he could borrow one to paint. “People think that because something is an icon or is valuable that it’s worth painting,” says Dornan. “But that carburetor was a lost thing of the past. There’s an entire history that doesn’t reveal itself immediately.”

 

Dornan’s painterly presence is evident throughout his work, pulling the viewer back to reality when they encounter unexpected smears of paint or smudged fingerprints throughout the composition. “Beyond everything, I love the process of painting,” says the artist.

 

Dornan’s solo exhibition opens on June 16th with an opening reception from 5-7pm. Preview the show in his online exhibition catalog.

Grant Macdonald One Man Show June 2, 2017 - Digital exhibition catalogue

June 1, 2017

Grant Macdonald  One Man Show June 2, 2017

Artist Reception Friday June 2, 2017 from 5 - 7 PM at Meyer Gallery

Enjoy the digital exhibition catalogue by clicking the following the link: Grant Macdonald  One Man Show  Catalogue

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Painter David Dornan's 2017 exhibition featured in June 2017 Southwest Art magazine

May 24, 2017

David Dornan's 2017 exhibition at Meyer Gallery is being featured Soutwest Art Magazine's June 2017 issue. 

The article contains an interview with the artist, and a few images of paintings that will be featured in his June 16, 2017 opening reception for his solo exhibition at Meyer Gallery.

Follow the links in this news update to view the article in Soutwest Art Magazine, and to view his exhibition works on our website.

 

 

 

 

Suchitra Bhosle Solo Exhibition May 26 - June 1, 2017 - Digital exhibition catalogue

May 18, 2017

Suchitra Bhosle  Solo Exhibition  May 26 - June 1, 2017

Artist Reception May 26, 2017 5 - 7 PM at Meyer Gallery

Enjoy the digital exhibition catalogue by clicking the following the link: Suchitra Bhosle  2017 solo exhibition catalogue

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Ken Daggett "Rio Grande Country" Solo Exhibition May 12 - May 24, 2017 - Digital exhibition catalogue

April 26, 2017

Ken Daggett "Rio Grande Country" Solo Exhibition May 12 - May 24, 2017

Artist Reception May 12, 2017 5 - 7 PM at Meyer Gallery

Enjoy the digital exhibition catalogue by clicking the following the link: Ken Daggett "Rio Grande Country" May 12, 2017 solo exhibition

 

"The Wright Brothers" - Gary Lee Price releases latest sculpture in the "Great Contributors" series!

February 27, 2017

GARY LEE PRICE

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS - GREAT CONTRIBUTORS SERIES 

Reaching For The Skies

I have always been absolutely fascinated with Orville and Wilbur Wright and astounded how these two tightly knit brothers changed the course of history and how they were able to finally ‘crack the nut’ that had mankind earthbound for centuries! Of course we all know that ideas and inventions build upon each other, but it was these two very unassuming Dayton, Ohio bicycle shop owners, with their practical knowledge of maneuverability and ‘control’, who surpassed all the previous dreamers and predecessors! To get aloft was one feat – to have CONTROL was truly the critical factor. Their ingenious idea of ‘wing warping’ was applied to not only turning the airborne craft on a three axis concept, but also in its actual propulsion through the air as well. For those reasons, I chose to depict Orville and Wilbur very approachable and ‘grounded’ on and near their bench, yet both airborne in their thoughts and vision for the future!

The 8.5 ft. propeller that Wilbur holds was masterfully hand carved out of spruce and weighed a mere 6 pounds, yet the two props provided enough thrust (90 lbs.) to get the 1903, 605 lb., 40 foot wingspan, biplane off the ground for hundreds of feet that epic December day.

No longer would mankind merely walk the earth.

From that day forward not even our earth’s atmosphere would limit our reach! The Wright brothers – masters of ingenuity and truly, ‘GREAT CONTRIBUTORS’!

Click here to view The Wright Brothers and click here to view the entire collection of Monumental Sculpture by Gary Price.

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A new website featuring a lifetime of artwork from Robert Daughters

February 1, 2017

MEYER GALLERY LAUNCHES ROBERTDAUGHTERS.COM

Meyer Gallery has created a special website to honor the late artist Robert Daughters.


AND WE NEED YOUR HELP…

In an effort to create a comprehensive online catalog of the artist’s work, please provide Meyer Gallery with a digital image of your Robert Daughters painting to be placed on the new website.

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Daniel Gerhartz featured on Jan-Feb 2017 cover of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine

January 26, 2017

Meyer Gallery is honored to announce that our renown figurative painter, Daniel Gerhartz, is being featured on Jan-Feb 2017 cover of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.

View the cover image online here

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Proudly Representing Sergio Bustamante

January 23, 2017

Meyer Gallery is the largest dealer in the United States of internationally acclaimed artist Sergio Bustamante. With over 1000 available sculptures to purchase in either bronze or resin, and with some pieces available to ship immediately, let Meyer Gallery be your number one source to acquire and collect this amazing artist's work.

SERGIO BUSTAMANTE HONORED AT THE 2011 PAN AMERICAN GAMES   The Pan-American Games is a major sporting event in the Americas featuring summer sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The competition is held among athletes from nations of the Americas. The closing ceremony of the Pan American Games takes place after all sporting events have concluded. The ceremonies begin with the host nation introducing itself with artistic displays of dance and theater representative of its culture. In the 2011 games Mexico was the host country, and the event was held in Guadalajara. Closing ceremony performances, paid tribute to Sergio Bustamante. Please click the link below to view the ceremony.

Segio Bustamante's 2011 Pan American Games closing ceremony

 

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