“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

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)

Lane Timothy "Stumbling Toward Enlightenment"

With the success of his career in full swing it would almost appear as though art chose Lane, not the other way around. 

"Pondering The Pollack" 48" x 60" oil on canvas

 At the early age of seven Lane Timothy sold his first painting for $10. By sixteen he was well known around town, receiving commissions to paint mascots in school hallways and on gym floors. These projects marked the beginning of a prosperous future for this young artist. Lane’s diverse career has lead him through many cities and experiences including; leaving college early to start his own graphic design firm, landing a position at a large design firm in Salt Lake City, UT, and giving it all up to pursue his one true passion, painting.   

Most recently Lane faced major obstacles that attempted to derail him personally and professionally. But these days you would never know it, he is keeping busy painting, living, and moving on. 

With new works arriving in the gallery next week we took a moment to speak with Lane about life, art and what inspires him most. 

BDG: In three words, describe your work. 

Timothy: Nostalgic, thought-provoking, colorful. 

BDG: What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? 

Timothy: Leave art school and don’t taint my natural talent learning others techniques…this way I kept a unique unmistakable look. 

BDG: What does your new tattoo say and how is this relevant to you personally? 

Timothy: “Art is triumph over chaos.” I have often found solace in this crazy world (with all of the trials and hardships I have been going through) when I am painting. I find a calmness comes over me and for that moment everything is ok. Sometimes I believe my art has literally saved me from feeling lost in this world. 

"The Downs" 60" x 48" oil on canvas

Lane’s latest works will debut in a joint show with contemporary artist Henry Stinson in “Stumbling Toward Enlightenment” on Thursday May 13, 2010 from 6:00-9:00pm and will hang through May 26, 2010.(Map)  

For more information about Lane Timothy’s newest paintings or to receive a catalogue of available work please contact us at 480.941.8500 or email us at art@bonnerdavid.com 

To read Lane’s Bio please click here LANE TIMOTHY 

Lane Timothy and Henry Stinson are featured in the May issue of American Art Collector (to read the article click here)