Art Santa Fe 2014

Santa-Fe-carriThis year, from July 10-13, 2014, Bonner David Galleries is excited to return to Art Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Throughout the event, Bonner David will be featuring artists will include Michael Carson, Gail Morris, Carol Redmond, Holly Wilson, Nathan Fischer, Mitch Fry and Christi Manuelito. Incredible art by each artist will be displayed, including several new works, which will debut at Art Santa Fe.

For more information about the event, including where to buy your tickets, please contact the gallery by email or phone at (480) 941-2500. You can also visit Art Santa Fe’s website for more information about this years event.

“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

 

Mitch Fry “Announcing Spaces”

At workWood sculptor, Mitch Fry, has exhibited in museums around the Valley; and this Thursday, February 28th he will be opening his show, “Announcing Spaces” at Bonner David Galleries, from 6-9pm.

Featuring new creations in wood, this show will be full of exquisite sculptures which explore the use of space, in addition to his intricate sketches for planning and preparation for each of the pieces. Each meticulously constructed sculpture represents forms, both geometric and organic, which contradict the hardness of the wood’s texture.

Fry’s show will be on display in the gallery through March 20th. Don’t forget to stop by and see these marvels in wood in person, as they are truly stunning and eye-catching works of art.

“Favorites”

Clockwise from left: John Schieffer "Making Conversation", Brad Aldridge "Hayfield", Carol Redmond "Garden Series II", John Harrell "Square Rain"

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 6-9 pm, Bonner David Galleries will be hosting a show, featuring the best of the best from several of our artists. The show, entitled, “Favorites,” will showcase the captivating still life paintings of Cary Ennis, John Schieffer, Jane Jones, and our newest artist, Benjamin Shamback, the landscapes of Brad Aldridge, the mesmerizing cityscape scenes from John Harrell, the intriguing works of Carol Redmond and Katherine Lemke Waste’s stunning watercolor pieces.

Each of these artists will be displaying their favorite new works from this year during the upcoming show, thus the title, “Favorites.” The pieces they have chosen will not disappoint and with such variety, something will surely capture your attention. Whether you prefer landscapes or still lifes, oil paintings or waters colors, or contemporary or traditional, there is certain to be a piece that will catch your eye. With so many artists and their many new works, this show is an event you don’t want to miss, so come join us for an evening of fun!

Clockwise from left: Benjamin Shamback "Red Camelias on Blue", Cary Ennis "Pursimmons", Katherine Lemke Waste "Three Cosmos, A Meditation in Pink and Gray", Jane Jones "Gentle Lady"

Wonders of Wood

Mitch Fry:

It has been a whirlwind year for artists Mitch Fry. After receiving a grant last fall from the Contemporary Forum, Fry has literally come full circle. The award opened many doors for this emerging artist, securing him an exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum and gallery representation in Scottsdale. All the excitement surrounding his work also landed Fry the #19 spot in Phoenix New Times “100 Creative’s”. With his first gallery show around the corner we just had to catch up with Mitch and talk with him about the amazing year he’s been having and find out what’s in store for the future. 

BDG:  This year has probably been a whirlwind for you between the CF award, gallery representation, and now your first show. How have you maintained your calm and focus through all of the excitement?

Fry: It has been a great year. Thank you to all the special people responsible, and an extra thanks to you shepherds without whom I would be a mere puddle of angst.
Calm? I try to be cool & calm but only successful when I’m asleep.
Focus? A guy like me generally has the focus of a mosquito: Am unfortunately guilty of a lot of flitting around, but when I get the scent of a nice fat sculpture it’s hard to distract me away.

BDG: People are enamored by the sphere’s project and always have many compliments and questions about your work. While we all feel art is personal to each viewer, what is the one thing you would like people to take away from your work?

Fry: Initial impression: A little surprise. I love to watch people’s faces when my work first comes into their view. Their expressions make the entire struggle worthwhile. If a person can remember that there is still surprise left in our bedraggled world then there is reason to hope. (Sorry that sounds a bit grand. Possibly it is only a lesson for me.)

BDG: So, what’s next? Do you have new projects on the horizon?

Fry: Next, next, next. So many ideas; so few fingers. The geometric explorations still hold a lot of intrigue for me. Am probably going to stretch the shape, alter the construction,  increase size, introduce color, optimize negative space, tighten the craft and speed up process…. well that’s my goal anyway.

Mitch Fry will be revealing is latest pieces in “Wonders of Wood” a joint show with contemporary artist Carol Redmond on October 21, 2010 from 6-9pm at Bonner David Galleries. For more information about Mitch Fry’s work please contact us at 480.941.8500 or via email at art@bonnerdavid.com

Watch this short video about Mitch Fry & his latest work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkJMJgWwj6k

To read his full bio click here:http://www.bonnerdavid.com/AboutArtist.asp?at=MitchFry

Carol Redmond:

Carol Redmond has long been a favorite among collectors for her vibrant and rustic contemporary work. Her pieces grace many corporate collections including such places as the Denver Convention Center Hyatt Hotel, San Antonio River Center and the Chattanoogan Conference Center Hotel. She has also completed many private commissions for avid collectors and designers. Carol is influenced by historical traditions in still life painting, Japanese wood block printing, and the dimensional frames surrounding Renaissance-era triptychs; as well as contemporary embroidered textiles, scientific illustration, minimalist furniture and architectural design. While these elements still inspire the artist, she has found a new approach to working with her medium of choice: wood.

During a recent family trip to the hiking trails of gorgeous Utah, Redmond was in awe of the towering red rocks, with their stratified layers of color, texture, and natural elements. While she often hikes around her home in Colorado, this was a new experience for Carol, providing a fresh perspective and inspiring a new direction for her work. The latest pieces encompass the essence of the Utah red rocks and bring an added organic quality to each piece. Redmond has been working more intimately with the wood, allowing for the grain, flaws, and rustic beauty of the material to take center stage. These latest works mimic the stratification patterns in the rock and also incorporate her desire to express the traditional Asian banner and oblong formats.

Redmond will be unveiling her latest works in a joint show with sculpture artist Mitch Fry. Carol was first introduced to Mitch’s work right here on our gallery blog. Both artists work brilliantly with wood, experimenting with techniques of cutting, forming, and manipulating their medium.  Redmond immediately connected with the puzzle and tile like qualities in Fry’s work, finding similarities between their two styles. She is excited to show with Mitch and eager to excite collectors with a show that promises to ignite the imagination to the “Wonders of Wood”. 

This is the first time we have featured Carol Redmond on our gallery blog and we just had to give her the full treatment. While we are excited for her show and inspired by her work, we also had a few personal questions that we were just itching to ask. So in true Bonner David blog style, we snagged a few moments of her time and thought of three of the best questions we could possibly ask. Enjoy!

BDG: Describe your perfect day.

My perfect day would include a wide variety of things.  Probably too many things to fit into one day but we’re fantasizing right?  Some time with family to play sports and relax, time in the studio to finish a big project always makes me feel great!  Since I work a lot in series, it can be quite a long time before I get to have the feeling of finishing something.  I would like to do a workshop with kids focusing on ancient arts and contemporary artists, maybe in clay or metal.  Eating outside and a walk in the park or hike in the mountains would be great—I think this day is getting too full…

BDG: As a mother and an artist what is the one thing you hope to instill about art in our youth?

In addition to my studio work I’ve also been working in art education for a number of years, mostly with kids.  I’ve done a lot of programs for museums which explore the relationship between contemporary art practice and art history/ museum artifacts.  I’d say my primary motivation in the studio is establishing a connection to the natural world and materials from nature, and this is what I hope to get across to kids in my programs.  Although I use digital technology a lot too, I try to keep reminding myself to spend some time with the leaves and the trees each day.  I think as kids become more exposed to reproduced imagery on the screen it seems important to give them opportunities to stick their hands in clay, work with wood and paper etc. and for them to learn a bit about how these materials often come from natural sources in the earth.  I also want to encourage them to see the inconsistencies in hand made art projects, not as imperfect compared to digitized imagery from found sources, but as having a sense of humanity that is different but no less compelling.  

BDG: Who is your greatest inspiration in life and why?

I would say close family, including my husband, son and mother, who lives in Ontario where I grew up. As a studio artist I’m most often inspired my the patterns and forms in the natural world, and by furniture and textile designers, who so often adapt natural patterns and “organize” them as designed objects.  My favorite artists are all over the map, from John Singer Sergeant to the textile/ installation artist Polly Apfelbaum.

“Wonders of Wood” opens October 21, 2010 from 6-9pm at Bonner David Galleries. For more information about Carol Redmond’s work please contact us at 480.941.8500 or via email at art@bonnerdavid.com

Click her to view Carol Redmonds short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uYarWQp91s

To read her full bio click here:http://www.bonnerdavid.com/AboutArtist.asp?at=CarolRedmond