September 2015 | Featured Artists

Benjamin Shamback  &  Nathan Fischer 

NEW WORKS

Shamback window display, stunning!

Shamback window display, stunning!

"Day Lilies with Accio Bottle"  14" x 18" $1250.00

“Day Lilies with Accio Bottle”
14″ x 18″ $1250.00

"Begonias and a Tulip Cookie"  14" x 8" $1250.00

“Begonias and a Tulip Cookie”
14″ x 8″ $1250.00

"Orchids in a Striped Bag" 24" x 18" $3000.00

“Orchids in a Striped Bag”
24″ x 18″ $3000.00

"Cake and Wax Paper with Camelias" 18" x 12" $1750.00

“Cake and Wax Paper with Camelias”
18″ x 12″ $1750.00

"Tall Day Lilies and Orichids on Blue" 24" x 7" $1500.00

“Tall Day Lilies and Orichids on Blue”
24″ x 7″ $1500.00

"DayLilies and Orchids"  14"x 8" $1250.00

“DayLilies and Orchids”
14″x 8″ $1250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Ben Shamback

"Morning Passage" 54" x 32" $5800.00

“Morning Passage”
54″ x 32″ $5800.00

Nathan Fischer’s Artist Statement

My focus is on the abstract landscape. Places that are not seen or experienced in person, but are familiar in some way. The settings appear to be raw, and untouched by human influence, but inherit an urban tone with the use of industrial textures and composition. There is power in the presentation of each piece by integrating the natural with the urban. I do this by using natural forming organic colors and subject matter, and contrast this with the presentation of a man-made item, using a high gloss finish on a hand forged, refined metal canvas. My goal is to create work that has an individual appeal, but that speaks the universal language of the landscape.

Fisher window display 9 - 12" x 12" $950.00 ea.

Fisher window display
9 – 12″ x 12″ $950.00 ea.

balance of opposites 30x36

“Balance of Opposites” 30″ x 36″ $

 

 

 

Contact Art@bonnerdavid.com with any questions and to purchase work.

'Retreat" 24" x 24"  $1950.00

‘Retreat” 24″ x 24″
$1950.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dyana Hesson “Western Wonders” Charity Event

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Each year, Dyana Hesson makes an effort to make her show more than just an event about art, but also about making the world a better place. To do so, a special preview and fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6-8 pm. At the event hors d’ouevres and wine will be served. Additionally, a raffle will be held for a chance to win “Autumn Rose.”

All proceeds from the night will benefit Show Hope whose mission is to provide financial grants to adoptive families so that waiting orphans can have a loving home.  Grant recipients from past years will be in attendance and all families are welcome to attend.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online here, as well as at the door.

Eric Bowman “Personal Space”

Blue Benediction (24x30) panelEric Bowman’s paintings focus on the many perspectives of everyday life and human emotion. From backstage scenes of ballerina’s stretching and getting in costume, to performers lost in the height of a song, his newest show features a variety of ways to view the term, “personal space.” He has the ability to portray these intimate scenes in a delicate way that embraces the grace, intensity, passion and fleeting nature of the moment.

Nationally awarded, Eric Bowman’s work can be found in private and public collections worldwide. His latest work comprises a beautiful and eye-catching must see show, which opens on January 23, 2014 until February 3, 2014. There will be a special opening reception on Thursday, January 23, from 6-9pm. Join for an evening of art celebrating people being people.

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.

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)

Cong and Ronniger Featured in AAC

We are thrilled to share the article about Lu Cong and Nate Ronniger featured in the April issue of American Art Collector. The show was a success and we had a wonderful time with everyone who came out to support for these two brilliant artists!

To Read the Full Article Click Here: Cong & Ronniger AAC-April 2010

 

Owner Clark David Olson and Nate Ronniger

PR Director Sarah Hobin, Lu Cong, and Owner Christi Bonner Manuelito

More show photos and highlights fromt evening are available on our Facebook page!

*All Photos from the evening courtesy of Paul Gause…Thank you Paul!

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Landscape Artist Captures "Heaven and Earth"

Brad Aldridge is an accomplished and passionate artist. His work has been exhibited across the country for over two decades and is widely collected. Aldridge’s paintings capture the allure of picturesque landscapes found all over the world. His work revolves around the concept of deep metaphors revealed in nature, along with the life lessons that can be learned from them. 

"Moonrise" by Brad Aldridge

Aldridge recalls himself always being attracted to the power of nature. As the youngest of six, Aldridge first started drawing when his mother was enrolled in art classes. He would sit and draw with her while she was working on her homework. The combination of his father’s position in the army, the frequent relocations, and his mother’s nostalgia for her home in the West influenced Aldridge to seek out the ideal landscape. As an adult his formal education only reinforced his desire to express the deeper meanings and metaphors uncommonly associated with the simplicity of “pretty” landscapes. He wants to not only express how he views peaceful meandering streams and exquisite twilight horizons, but also his personal feelings and perspectives on the world. 

This idea of standpoint is one of the recurring themes and inspiration for his more recent works. In his new collection titled “Heaven and Earth,” Aldridge breaks from his traditional “worm’s eye” point of view and instead, chooses an elevated perspective. His work embraces the exquisite beauty and subtle intricacy of nature with subdued color schemes and soft, pleasant scenery of European vistas, serene fields, and winding roads and rivers. Aldridge’s paintings leave his audience with feelings of hope, tranquility, and peaceful solidarity. 

In enthusiastic anticipation for his upcoming show at Bonner David Galleries, we personally spoke with Aldridge to get the inside scoop on the inspiration for “Heaven and Earth” and the metaphors that lie within. Here is what he shared:  

Bonner David: What is your intention for this new change in perception? 

Aldridge: I wanted to explore the idea of creation, or the heroic landscape. When you become elevated one has the opportunity to experience it as if you were composing or creating it yourself, the “creator’s eye view.” This perspective challenges the viewer to ponder on questions of creation and the relationship between Heaven and Earth. 

Bonner David: Why “Heaven and Earth” not “Heaven on Earth?” 

Aldridge: I supposed “Heaven on Earth” is more literal, but “Heaven and Earth” brings more mystery and leaves the paintings more open to interpretation. The audience can look for deeper symbolism and ideals. It’s like a dialogue between the world we live in versus our ideal world; the conversation between the two. 

Bonner David: What are some of the metaphors that will be present in the “Heaven and Earth” collection? 

Aldridge: “Heaven and Earth,” animal remains and the inherent danger of mortality, the vulnerability of being alone, exquisite beauty, subtle intricacy of nature, and hope for a new. 

"River Dawn" by Brad Aldridge

  In spite of a long hard winter, spring comes again.” ~Brad Aldridge 

Aldridge is featured in this month’s issue of American Art Collector (to read the full article click here Brad Aldridge-AAC). The opening reception for “Heaven and Earth” will be held at Bonner David Galleries (Map) on January 28, 2010 from 6-9pm. If you are in the area we hope you stop by to experience this stunning new collection in person.   

To read his full bio and view a complete collection of his work please click here. 

If you would like to receive more information about Brad Aldridge or to obtain a preview of the upcoming collection please contact us at art@bonnerdavid.com or call us at 480.941. 8500. 

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