July Featured Artist Michael Carson

Bonner David Galleries
July 2020 Featured Artist – Michael Carson
“Contemplative Moments”

Image of oil painting "Blue Flowers" by artist Michael Carson, on display at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona and New York

Michael Carson has been called the “post-millennial Toulouse-Lautrec.” Like the turn of the century French master, Carson is a self-described people watcher. He paints figures with a soft, sophisticated touch. His works summon a pensive, ethereal feeling in the viewer. His subjects seem absorbed in a world of contemplation and inward thinking.

Working loosely and spontaneously, Michael Carson makes every brushstroke count. His use of color and light contributes to the overall meditative mood of his paintings, although he allows the viewer to interpret meaning using their own experience. These captured moments and this focus on atmosphere make Carson’s art both personal and universal and appeals to an increasing number of collectors in the United States and abroad.


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Click to view artist Michael Carson's online show catalog, Bonner David Galleries July 2020


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We invite you to find a convenient time and click the link below to set up a memorable experience with artist Michael Carson. Scottdale’s art culture is thriving, and what better way is there to spend some time on a summer day than with a local treasure viewing some stunning art?

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On Display in New York

Image of oil painting "Fawn" by artist Michael Carson, on display at Bonner David Galleries in New York

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Bonner David Galleries has reopened! Please feel free to contact us: we can arrange for a private tour with proper social distancing. We can also take care of all the necessary details to safely deliver artwork to your home. We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe during these uncertain times, and that you will soon come and visit our lovely gallery spaces, both in Scottsdale and New York City.

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BONNER DAVID GALLERIES
7040 E. Main St. I Scottsdale, AZ 85251  
480. 941. 8500
22 E 81st Street #1 I  New York, NY 10028   
929. 226. 7800

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 Bonhams, 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 Rebecca, or visit the gallery.

 

 

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“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

Joseph Lorusso | “Scenes From the City”

Nationally known figurative artist Joseph Lorusso will have his debut show with Bonner David Galleries on Thursday, January 21, from 6-9pm. His paintings depict the natural beauty, intrigue, and romance of urban life. “As with any new work, I am interested in the reaction from the viewer. My work is mostly narrative in nature – the viewer’s interpretation is meaningful,” Joseph says. “These works have an edginess and ephemeral quality that I’ve been having fun exploring.” With this show, Lorusso is venturing into cityscapes, trying to keep them loose yet atmospheric and powerful.

Although he is not a stranger to Scottsdale, Lorusso is eager to exhibit his latest body of work in a new setting.  Collectors will recognize his poignant, familiar style and should be delighted to experience his insights into the simplicity and complexity of everyday relationships. His show will be hanging in our gallery from January 21 to February 9, so make sure you stop in between now and then to take your favorite piece of his home!

Ellen: The Little Girl Who Found Her Voice

ellen-book-front-coverEllen Skidmore has always had trouble communicating. Her speech impediment prevented her from expressing herself, which lead to a lot of sadness for a long time. Ellen said, “All my life I have had great difficulty trying to understand the underlying nature of my existence. For a long time, I looked outside myself for connection, direction and validation. I searched and struggled with this until I could go on no more and felt my spirit was broken.”

In college, Skidmore started looking into art therapy and found a professor who really challenged her. She found that painting was the place where she was at peace. “Part of the painting process is to paint your pain and it somehow morphs into beauty,” Ellen explains, “I could paint something really sad and someone could say ‘oh my god, that just makes me so happy.'” Ellen found happiness in painting, and she really wanted to share that with people.

When thinking of how she could share her own story of accepting herself, she thought about creating a children’s book. “My own story came out in a flurry,” she remembers, “Making the book was a labor of love and it’s been very cathartic.”

Ellen wants her own story to inspire children to be more accepting of themselves. She said, “I’m just really hopeful that it will be inspiring to children, and girls especially, I want them to be captain of their own ship.” Writing her book, Ellen was able to reflect on how painting has changed her own view of herself.

Ellen is debuting a new show this week with an opening reception on Thursday, December 17th, from 6-9pm. We are so excited to see her book and her latest works on display at our gallery! You can learn more about Ellen and her remarkable story through this video.

“Eau My Goodness”

Peregrine Heathcote "Thunderball"

Peregrine Heathcote
“Thunderball”

“Eau My Goodness” is exactly what you’re going to be exclaiming when you see the latest of Peregrine Heathcote’s work. His work is reminiscent of a time before him – with old models of cars and planes paired with vintage-style clothing. “I love to see the design and craftsmanship and am intrigued by the histories of these objects, boats, planes and cars from the 1950s to 1970s,” Heathcote explains, “It’s a form of nostalgia as escapism. I would like to invite the viewer to somewhere else.”

His newest works focus more on water-scenes. From taking photographs on a beach to boating in the middle on a lake, water is front and center in this appropriately-named show. “I am inspired by the water,” Heathcote says, simply. “I work in a converted garage amidst a beach wood on the side of a hill.” He pulls from the view he has and puts that into his art.

In Heathcote’s paintings of glamour and luxury, there is a classic attraction in the details. His works have a feel of perfection to them; every color chosen and every stroke of the brush have been carefully thought out.

You can look forward to Heathcote’s opening reception this Thursday, December 3rd from 6-9pm where you’ll get the first viewing of Heathcote’s latest work to add to your collection. For a sneak peak, here’s the show catalog. The show will be on display in the gallery from December 3rd to 24th. Until then, watch this video for a glimpse into Heathcote’s style and process and feel free to take a look at the show catalog

Scottdale’s Anniversary ArtWalk Exhibition:

“Away from Here” | Max Hammond

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“The Watcher” | 16″ x 20″ | oil on panel

Bonner David Galleries is excited to be featuring a solo show and artist reception will debut during the Anniversary ArtWalk on October 22nd, from 6-9pm. The show, featuring Max Hammond, who is been with us for more than 10 years, is titled, “Away From Here.”

In this series, Hammond draws from his dreams to create his abstract scenes. He says, “I find myself pausing at dream memories, having to remind myself they are dream memories and not something that really happened.” His paintings have a hazy, dreamlike quality to them that allow you to feel as if you’re in his dreams with him. “Most dreams are forgotten quickly, but sometimes a dream will come along with such vividness that it sears memories as clear as waking images. I feel as though I’ve met some of these imaginary people.”

Hammond paints his abstracts through layers, often during 6-10 different painting sessions. He plays off each session, sometimes enriching previous layers, sometimes adding a layer that opposes the previous, balancing and pushing limits of previous layers. Contrast is where he has made his home for this show, with more texture and saturation against chromatic grey.

Hammond’s pieces for his solo show are vivid and stunning. The range in color in his work is a testament to how vibrant he wants these scenes to be. The images, although abstract, allow you to step right into them and feel the scene, as if you were really there. Hammond’s solo show will be on display from October 22 – November 17, 2015.

Click “Attending” on the event page for more details and sneak peaks to come!

Michael Carson “Mixed Emotions”

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Bonner David Galleries is excited to announce the latest show, by internationally collected painter, Michael Carson. This year he will feature his characteristic figures in an array of media. In addition to his highly collected oil paintings, which have gained recognition and attention in the art community, he is expanding to use new techniques on metal and paper.

His process on metal, which he calls ‘unpainting,’ depicts his same poised and moody figures in a fresh and unique way. He first paints the metal with a coat of white paint, then sands away the layer of white to create the figures. He then finishes them by adding a special coating to help the metal rust in a way to add dimension to the shadows and figures.

Carson has also begun to create smaller original works on paper. Using a combination of charcoals, graphite and water, he creates black and white figure drawings with all the elements characteristic of Carson’s work.

This beautiful, must-see show opens on March 20th, with a special artist reception from 6-9 pm. The show will be hung in the gallery through April 10th.  This is a show you don’t want to miss, so mark your calendars and come see these incredible works for yourself.

 

“Storytellers”

IMG_6945_edited webFor Scottsdale’s Native Artwalk, Bonner David Galleries has a spectacular show featuring two native artists, Painter Nocona Burgess and the our newest sculptor artist,  Holly Wilson. Together their works express two different ways of carrying on traditional and their works are both inspired and informed by stories of their histories, culture and beliefs.

Nocona Burgess, who is Comanche, uses accents of highly saturated colors in unexpected way to create the portraits of the real-life people from his heritage, those from the history of art and the animals he that filled the stories he heard as a child. His unique style blends the an often monochromatic figure, which vaguely resembles the black and white photo he may have used as inspiration with bold, unmistakable pops of vivid color, leaving his own mark on the pasts that inspire him.

image001Holly Wilson, Cherokee/Delaware, creates incredibly intricate, bronze and wood sculptures inspired by a mixture of observed human emotion and the legends of her background. Using the traditional lost wax method, Wilson creates each of her sculptures as one of a kind pieces, singular in edition, as she believes that each work of art has a unique spirit that can not be duplicated.

The show will open February 27, 2014 and remain on display until March 17, 2014. On Thursday, February 27, from 6-9 pm there will be a special artists reception to open the exhibit. This stunning show is one you do not want to miss, so come and join us for a night of exquisite art.

Art Santa Fe

ConglomerateSFINAL copyBonner David Galleries is excited to announce that they will be participating in Art Santa Fe 2013. The International art fair, which began in 2000, is a destination for art collectors and those in the field of art, hosting an especially diverse and unique array of high-class contemporary art.

This year, the gallery will be showcasing two new works by Nate Ronniger, combining bright colors and exquisite detail. Gail Morris will also have two new works featuring her lovely perspective on the Santa Fe landscape. Wood sculptor Mitch Fry has created new pieces for his “Line Derivation” series; and several new charming and creative porcelain sculptures from Eric Boos will also be there. Works by Quim Bove including his use of eye-catching gold paint will be shown as well as the beautifully abstracted figures of Max Hammond. Also on display will be the hauntingly beautiful and captivating portraits of Lu Cong. Additionally, we will be showcasing several new Michael Carson paintings, which will debut a new process, using a removal technique he calls “unpainting,” to create his recognizable figures.

ASFButtonArt Santa Fe will be open from July 11-14. On the evening of July 11th, there will be a Gala Opening and Vernissage. Tickets for that event are $100 a piece and can be purchased through Art Santa Fe directly. General admission tickets for all other times are $10 per person. For additional information, including location and details about the various events which will take place during Art Santa Fe, visit their website.

If you’re looking for an excuse to take a vacation or an escape from the Arizona weather, we would love for you to visit Bonner David Galleries at our booth in Santa Fe! To see the show catalog, please click on the following link: Art Santa Fe 2013 Catalog