Joseph Lorusso Artist Reception & Complimentary Wine Tasting

Joseph Lorusso
“Mood”
Artist Reception: February 20, 2020 I 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries
Hosted by: Bonner David Galleries and Carlson Creek Winery 

Please join us for an evening of Art and Wine Tasting in honor of Artist Joseph Lorusso. Prizes available. Event is free but available space is limited: please sign up as soon as possible.

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Joseph Lorusso, "See Through", painting image

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Joseph Lorusso is the Master of Moods. Lorusso’s impressive figurative paintings extend beyond the classical works of the Italian Masters he was exposed to in his childhood to forge a strikingly modern narrative. He explores the emotional fabric of our lives (happiness, sadness, desire) and captures the intimate moments when we feel unobserved.

Lorusso’s signature palette, and his ability to capture people’s innermost feelings, compels the viewer to make an emotional connection with his ethereal oil paintings.  These paintings have been described as “warm, dreamlike places of restful escape that share a timelessness of work from a bygone era.” Lorusso’s subjects are indeed mysterious and nostalgic, surrounded by intimate beauty that is found in daily life. Lorusso captures the moods which cover the whole spectrum of human emotions.
Experience the luscious texture, the evocative colors. Immerse yourself in the many Moods of this Modern Master.

Joseph Lorusso, "Cat Napping" painting image

Announcing the Opening of Bonner David Art Boutique in New York

After 17 successful years in Scottsdale, Bonner David Galleries announces the opening of their newest dual concept gallery Bonner David Art Boutique, located just steps from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 22 E. 81St. in the heart of museum mile.  Representing the finest contemporary artists and noted traditional artists, the gallery epitomizes the highest standards for collecting fine art.

Founding partners Christi Bonner Manuelito and Clark David Olson are pleased to partner with Rebecca Rosenfield (M.A. Sotheby’s), previously of Bonham’s, who will be the gallery director. Featuring Los Angeles based Catalan artist Quim Bove’, San Francisco’s Gail Morris, widely collected abstract artist Max Hammond, figurative painter Michael Carson along with New York’s Hunt Slonem the gallery symbolizes excellence in cutting edge contemporary art. Represented in their world-class traditional collection are well-known landscape artists Gary Ernest Smith and Romona Youngquist along with British figurative artist Peregrine Heathcote and a full range of Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe.

Their knowledgeable staff are skilled at assisting connoisseurs of fine art from the novice to the most seasoned art lovers.  Offering a welcoming and relaxed setting, Bonner David values their collectors and art consultants offer confidential recommendations about acquiring, locating and installing their priceless fine art. The partners at Bonner David truly understand the importance of variety, uniqueness and personalization of the art purchase.

Rebecca Rosenfield
Gallery Director Bonner David New York

For serious interest, contact the gallery at 929-226-7800, contact Rebbeca, or visit the gallery.

 

 

 

 

BONNER DAVID NEW YORK
22 E 81 St. #1, New York, NY 10028
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7040 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Claudia Hartley: The Emotional Potency of Color

“From Sunrise to Moonrise”
Claudia Hartley
February 6-February 18, 2020

Special Artist Reception:
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries
Call 480-941-8500 or Email for more details

Claudia Hartley’s

paintings are incredibly “happy.” They are also undoubtedly colorful. Her landscapes are an unrestrained celebration of life and nature. Originally from the South, Claudia Hartley now lives in Arizona and paints the desert. Her work has the structure of traditional, idealized landscapes, but with an entirely contemporary aesthetic (staccato brushworks and non naturalistic, expressive colors).

Hartley considers herself a fauvist, synthesizing the techniques of pointillism and post-impressionism. She mostly applies her masterful skills to depict landscapes of the Southwest. Her paintings are an hyphen between impressionism and abstraction in which color is completely set free. In tune with nature, Claudia Hartley uses intense color as a vehicle for representing mood, light, and space. She has mastered the emotional potency of color, and her paintings convey both passion and happiness.

Claudia Hartley is featured in the February issue of the American Art Collector and Phoenix Home & Garden magazine.

Claudia Hartley (artwork image) “Grand Canyon Moonglow” 60”x48” acrylic on canvas $7,200

“Forever Yours” New Works by Geoffrey Gersten

“Forever Yours”
Geoffrey Gersten

January 16-February 17, 2020

Special Artist Reception: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries
Call 480-941-8500 or email for more details

In this show, Geoffrey Gersten decided to embark on a nostalgic journey towards a past that, in the American culture, has been idealized through motion pictures, literature, as well as iconic photographs. He explains: “I had become so wrapped up in these moments that it was crushing to think that those particles of time, so meaningful when they happened, were now gone, and had become lost scraps in this bin of photos. I picked up a little 2” x 4” photograph. It was the picture of a girl, standing on her porch, smiling. She was wearing pants, and a 1950’s bikini top, though these and all things were only peripheral to her expression. There she was, standing upright, but her smile made her seem as if she were poised rather forward, right into your mind, right into your psyche, so much so that I had to join in smiling myself. I flipped the picture over and saw across the back, scrawled in fading bluish ink, “Forever Yours, Charlotte.”

This was the moment when Gersten conceived the “Forever Yours” collection. “With this new idea, with Charlotte and all my collected vintage photos and old moments ready to be reborn in oil on canvas, I set forth on this endeavor of recreation and self-regeneration.” Geoffrey Gersten found both contentment and meaning for this new purpose.
“Forever Yours” is an ongoing series of oil paintings inspired by and based on unique, interesting, and meaningful photographs including Kodachromes, Ektachromes, and Polaroids from 1900 to 1969.

Geoffrey Gersten's "Charlotte" oil on birch panel (image)

“Peregrination” New Works by Peregrine Heathcote

“Peregrination”
Peregrine Heathcote

December 13, 2019-January 13, 2020
Special Artist and Show Opening Reception: Friday, December 27, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm


Location: Bonner David Galleries

Call 480-941-8500 or Email art@bonnerdavid.com for More Details

Peregrine Heathcote is known for his paintings that jump across the boundaries of time and take you into a new era with modern conceptions of beauty. Internationally collected, we invite you to see his latest paintings featuring the luxurious life of a bygone era.

“Peregrination” opens Friday, December 27, from 6-8 pm. Reservations required, please call us at (480) 941-8500 or email us to inquire about RSVP availability.

Peregrine Heathcote's "Lift-Off!" (image)

“Resurface” New Works by Michael Carson

“Resurface” New Works by Michael Carson
December 13, 2019-January 13, 2020
Special Artist Reception:
 Friday, December 13, 2019

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Location: Bonner David Galleries

Call 480-941-8500 or Email art@bonnerdavid.com for More Details

The new paintings created by Michael Carson have a timeless quality. His imagery transplants viewers to a world of intimate moments and reveals the emotional contact onlookers get from gazing at the human figure. The sublime beauty of Carson’s subjects is reminiscent of the “Truth, Goodness, and Beauty” advocated by Aristotle, which transcends the limitations of place and time. While timeless, the imagery in Carson’s paintings retains, however, a distinct, contemporary flair. Michael Carson’s show at Bonner David Galleries, opens during the holiday season, on December 13 and will be on display until January 13. His spectacular new work is guaranteed to make an impact on any viewer.

Michael Carson's painting "Spotless", available at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale AZ

Michael Carson's painting "In the White Room", available at Bonner David Galleries

“All Creation is a Song of Praise” New Works by Hunt Slonem

“All Creation is a Song of Praise” New Works by Hunt Slonem
November 15-December 6, 2019
Special Artist Reception and Book Signing, Friday, November 15th
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Bonner David Galleries
Call 480-941-8500 or Email art@bonnerdavid.com for more details

Hunt Slonem, currently shown in over 200 museums worldwide, will exhibit his latest works at Bonner David Galleries, starting November 15, 2019. The artist will also be signing his book, Bunnies, on the night of the show opening. We are honored to host this exhibition and are excited for collectors and followers to meet such a celebrated artist.

“Side by Side” New Works by Max Hammond

“Side by Side” New Works by Max Hammond
October 25-November 12, 2019
Special Artist Reception, Friday, October 25th
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries
Call 480-941-8500 or Email art@bonnerdavid.com for More Details

Extending his body of work from his successful homage to Franz Kline earlier this year, noted contemporary artist Max Hammond will present abstract images in pairs, side by side, one in color, one in black and white, for his upcoming show. Collectible either singly or together, this unusual exhibition continues the evolution of this renown artist. His remarkable ability to blend colors will create a prominent dual effect that must be seen in person.

“Set in Stone” New Shona Sculptures from Africa

Shona Sculpture derives its name from the Shona tribe, their heritage, and the ancient tradition of working stone. Shona artists from Zimbabwe have achieved worldwide fame and exhibit their works in countries around the world.

Born of an artistic environment free from the constraints of formal artistic rules and boundaries, the Shona Sculpture Movement has become known as the most compelling and evocative form of art to emerge from Africa in the 20th century.  First appearing in the late 1950’s, Shona sculpture soon captured the attention of the West and has since been featured in many of the world’s finest museums, galleries, and private collections.

Prominent among Shona artists, Moses Nyanhongo is the son of Claud Nyanhongo. As a child, he watched his father turn boulders into beautiful works of art at their rural home in Eastern Zimbabwe. After assisting his father for many years, Moses moved to Harare to join his artist siblings – internationally acclaimed sculptors Agnes, Gedion, Wellington and Euwitt.

Moses Nyanhongo’s sculptures can be recognized by his use of contrast and texture. The combination of dark and light colors, polished and unpolished parts give Nyanhongo’s sculptures an irresistible appeal. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Germany, Holland, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.  Bonner David Galleries is proud to represent such a fine artist. Moses Nyanhongo’s work will be prominently displayed during the Shona Sculpture Show (which includes new works from 7 Shona artists), starting October 11, 2019. He will be demonstrating his technique at the Bonner David Galleries during Art Walk on October 10, 2019.

Visit us for our ‘Demonstrate’ Art Walk, where Shona artist Moses Nyanhongo will be in the gallery: Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

“Set in Stone” |  Moses Nyanhongo, Shona Culture Masterpieces. Opens Friday, October 11, 2019, From 6 – 8 pm. To inquire about RSVP, contact: Bonner David Galleries, 7040 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 | Call 480-941-8500 or Email art@bonnerdavid.com

 

New works from three contemporary artists: Gail Morris, Nathan Fischer and Brad Howe

Contemporary Group Show: 
Gail Morris | Nathan Fischer | Brad Howe
Special Artists’ Reception and Show Opening:
Friday, March 15, 2019 | 6-8 pm
Location: Bonner David Galleries

Gail Morris considers herself a self-taught painter, as she likes to experiment with layering and their deconstruction to make them as thin as possible. Nathan Fischer focuses on the composition and color of his work, creating something natural with an industrial feel to his bronze panels. Brad Howe works with bright colors to create geometric and kinetic tension sculptures.

Join us to see new works from these artists on opening night, March 15th from 6-8pm. Be sure not to miss their exhibit on display until April 8th.