Unfolding the Magic: Kevin Box

Kevin Box, Folding Planes” 50” x 29" x 30” $28,000 stainless steal bronze on stone 

Kevin Box  “Folding Planes”  50” x 29” x 30”  $28,000  stainless steal bronze on stone 

This unique piece is available exclusively through Bonner David Galleries.


There is something magical about Kevin Box’s sculptures. Each one of them is an ode to imagination, to simplicity, to childhood fun. Viewers, however, experience much more than just a trip back in time. In his powerful steel sculpture entitled “Folding Planes,” Kevin Box brings us to the realm of memory, innocence, and fun. How do you make something as fragile as paper last forever? How do you make good memories last for always?
Most of us can relate to paper airplanes. We learned the craft of paper folding from our peers. We all went through a phase of initiation, intense production, and experimentation, before we, in turn, passed on the art to younger siblings, younger schoolmates, or even, for some of us, to our own children. Box emphasizes good memories, the ones we keep deep in our hearts.
Kevin Box’s work is the result of years of pioneering and perfecting the art of casting paper in stainless steel. Viewing himself as a 21st century artist, Box has chosen stainless steel as his medium of choice, not just for its durability, but also for how it relates to this brave new world. Paper is the central theme to Box’s work. The artist weaves together metaphors for the passing of time, the power of the imagination, and the magic of childhood.



Artist Kevin Box video - Folding Planes - Monument | Origami in the Garden

Kevin Box: Folding Planes – Monument I Origami in the Garden


Kevin Box sculpture folding planes


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July Featured Artist Michael Carson

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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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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

June Featured Artist John Schieffer

June featured artist John Schieffer at Bonner David Galleries

What an incredible talent!  As the spotlight artist in the May 2020 Phoenix Home and Garden, John Schieffer has gained much notoriety, not only in Phoenix, but throughout the nation. His studio technique, his attention to detail, and his use of light all make each painting a first-class work of art. Add to that his subject matter of children’s toys, game tiles, even adult martini glasses and you truly have an artist who paints for all generations.
Best of all, John lives in the Phoenix area, and as our featured artist for June, will be available to meet those who appreciate his talent for a one-on-one private tour of his new exhibition, now hanging on the walls of Bonner David’s Scottsdale location. As we safely re-emerge from our shelter, this is the perfect time to return to Main Street with a purpose—to personally witness the work of a true cultural icon.  We invite you to find a convenient time and click the link below to set up a memorable experience with a dynamic artist. 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?


Set up your private artist-guided exhibit tour at our Scottsdale gallery


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Artist John Schieffer show catalog Bonner David Galleries June 2020

Bonner David Galleries has reopened in Scottsdale! 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

Mothers Are The Best

Mothers Are The Best
Artist Jane Jones oil on canvas painting "Crimson Evening", at Bonner David Galleries

There are many ways to show your love and appreciation for Mother’s Day. In our western tradition, it is customary to bring mother flowers.
May we suggest that this year, you offer your mother flowers that will last forever? The enclosed online catalog features selected works of our most talented female artists. We have no doubt that you will find a floral painting that will please your mom.

An original painting will show her how much you care… and these flowers will never wilt!

All of us at Bonner David Galleries wish you a warm, wonderful, and joy-filled Mother’s Day!

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online catalog of artwork from Bonner David Galleries, handpicked for mom, click to view catalog

Mother, definition (image)

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Image of painting by artist Claudia Hartley, "Red, Yellow and Blue", at Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona

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“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.

Stunning Contemporary Artwork by Quim Bové

“Energy Confluence” by Quim Bové
Now showing | On display through March 12, 2019 
Location: Bonner David Galleries

Originally from the Catalan region of Spain, Quim Bové has become world renowned and collected, showcasing work in his home country, then relocating to the US and making a name for himself in the contemporary art world. In the last 20 years, Bové has established himself in the US as a globally recognized contemporary artist.

As he returns to Scottsdale for the first time in three years, Bové is showcasing his latest creations from his ever-changing collection. You won’t want to miss his exhibit “Energy Confluence” on display until March 12th.

Max Hammond “Pieces of Her Presence”

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Pieces of her presence | Max Hammond

thirty seconds of respite.
just enough time to,
ease the pain in her calves.
colorful bags piled at her feet,
she eases her toes from steep shoes.
a cup of expensive coffee
in a cheap foam cup,
steams in the light from an overhead window.
alone, behind sunglasses
her little sanctuary..
she sips with her eyes the guilty pleasure of
watching people.
here they are, a parade of purposeful humanity.
possessing a direction of sorts
until, distracted by a giant photo in a window
of all things to fill their emptiness.
a vague roller coaster of chronology,
projects in need of completion.
Disembodied, they have a cadence…
the pluckish angel, the unaware, the entitled, the ones beaten up
one too many times by life.
opposite her is a divergence,
a rock in the stream
a dress with no pattern
faces in shadow
others, illuminated by so many sources
that features are indistinguishable from the background
from a window seat across the atrium
she feels a gaze
discomfited, she moves her eyes without turning her head…
a man in paint smeared clothes
is sketching.

In today’s art world, the term “abstract” is used abundantly, often with the assumption that abstract art is about nothing. However, artist Max Hammond does not view his work this way, nor does he want those who view his work to see it that way. For him, the word abstract is used too loosely, diluting the meaning of it.

For his upcoming show, Hammond hopes to visually educate viewers about his art and “abstract” art.  It’s often assumed that abstract art and non-representational art are one and the same. However, he wants people to understand that, “abstract art is about something, it is abstracted from something.” In contrast, he defines non-representational art as a “more formal painting style that has an emotional base, yet is not abstracted from an object, figure or landscape.”

Max Hammond studied figurative painting while earning his bachelors degree from the University of Utah. There he received a very traditional training, with a strong focus on drafting skills, emphasizing classical figure drawing. Later, while working towards his M.F.A from Arizona State University, a professor made a suggestion. Noticing that Hammond’s work had a strong focus on formal elements, such as color, texture and line, his professor made a comment that he should remove the figure altogether and paint pure abstract.

Hammond took this comment to heart and started experimenting with a new style. This new, sculptural way of painting was exciting and freeing. At that point he did away with his old thesis and started over, creating a completely new thesis show. It wasn’t until several years later that he reintroduced the figure into his work. Since then, he has continued to experiment with abstracting his figures.

By placing two works, side-by-side, one abstracted female figure and the other completely abstracted to the point where the “figure is almost or completely lost in the paint,” Hammond is able to help the viewer understand his process better. In doing so, he is informing people that his work is not empty, but carefully constructed with a specific idea in mind.

For Hammond, the process of creating abstract art is not a linear process. He begins by sketching a basic layout for his painting and then roughing out the first layers. After that, the rest of his process is a constant balancing act, adding layer after layer and then reassessing and adding or subtracting more layers to maintain balance.

Hammond’s art is intended to have meaning further than just the emotions it evokes. How each viewer reads his work may vary, but his goal remains the same. He may be inspired by his wife, people watching as they go to lunch, or by the figures he sees walking down the street; but whatever the original inspiration, each painting he creates is has a meaning and a subject, whether identifiable or not, it is always about something.

Max Hammond’s show opens on November 7th at 6pm with a special artist reception until 9pm. On Saturday, November 9th, from 10-2pm Max Hammond will be in the gallery for a Conversation with the artist and will be talking more in depth about his new series and the concept behind it. His show will hang in the gallery through November 29th.