June Stratton in March 17 | Jan

June Stratton’s show is in March!! we are looking forward to hosting June with a series of multi-dimensional paintings. 

About the ax painting above: This painting was hard to paint. It is loosely based on the real-life story of Lizzie Borden This painting originally was based on my own personal experiences with abuse and harassment. My protagonist wilds a bloody axe as a cinematic superhero as she has defeated those who have wronged her. I do not believe violence is a way to solve problems but painting it is a valid form of expressing my anger and cathartic.

Hickory/Reckoning is the darkest piece I have done to date, and I had to put it down for a few months in the beginning of the Ukrainian war…here I was painting sunflowers and depicting bloody violence at the same time it was happening.

Once I started to hear about the atrocities against women in Ukraine and more acts of violence in Iran, I felt a responsibility to finish this piece not just for myself but other people suffering globally.

Dream the Wheel 07 | Jan

Here’s a look at “Dream the Wheel” from JB Boyd hangin in its frame. 

Megan Aline + Kevin Chambers 05 | Jan

We are looking forward to hosting Megan Aline and Kevin Chambers tomorrow for a nature filled exhibit. Join us Jan. 6 from 5-8pm to meet the artists and see the show.  

Fun Mock-ups of Big Paintings 06 | Nov

It’s fun to mock-up paintings for clients to demonstrate scale. Here are just a few large paintings we have in the gallery. Enjoy!

What’s Next 06 | Nov

Up next are paintings from the incredible Joshua Flint!! His paintings are a “metaphor for how we experience life.”

 

Artist Statement:

My work is based on images curated from many sources such as digitized museum archives, vintage shops, and social media platforms. The paintings fluctuate between the familiar and the unknown while simultaneously including the past and present. By rearranging the hierarchy of elements the paintings become fictions that allow countless interpretations. Layered into works are references to liminality, ecological issues, neuroscience, psychological states, and the history of painting, among others.

The images sourced from out-of-date materials hold a special fascination. Much like observing the ruins of an old, grand building or a church in a state of decay, the characters and objects that populate his paintings are employed to create a sense of ephemerality, imbuing the work with a kind of fascination and disquiet, over the passage of time. Used in this way they serve as reminders that cutting edge trends and novelty will evolve into new iterations or be abandoned altogether. Using these sources for my paintings allows a certain distance to reinterpret as I see fit. I can see this person or place in a photograph but know nothing about what is going on beyond those paper borders. That ambiguity, between the seen and unseen, between the real and the imaginary, is where my paintings live.

Coming from Megan Aline 28 | Oct

Here’s a peek into the studio of Megan Aline. 

Patrick Kramer 27 | Oct

So excited to have some new works from Patrick for a duet show opening First Friday.

About: Patrick Kramer was born in 1981 in Kaysville, Utah, the youngest child of German immigrants. A perfectionist by nature, representational art was an outlet well suited to his personality. He studied painting at Brigham Young University, receiving a BFA in 2008. Patrick is interested in art history and frequently incorporates famous works along with elements of destruction. He finds himself drawn to imagery with a certain tension or opposition, order versus chaos, variety versus unity, grace versus grit. Kramer came up with his series of deconstructed masterpieces while making a piece for a group show with the theme of perfectionism. Kramer has destroyed his fair share of artworks when he has been unsatisfied with the result.

 

By illustrating the destruction of masterful works of art as if it were done by the creators themselves, Kramer’s series communicates the inherit frustration of the creative process. Initially the series started with depictions of scraped imagery. Now the work has evolved into various methods of ruin such as burning, shattering, and cracking. Images in mid-termination takes paintings in their already delicate states and adds another layer of narrative and chaos for the viewer.

 

Momento Mori, or the idea that death looms over everything and nothing is permanent, is an underlying theme in Kramer’s paintings as well. From Frida Kahlo to Van Gogh, no historical piece of art is spared in Kramer’s decimation.

 

“I like the polarity and juxtaposition of these images, but it’s also grace and grit—things that are beautiful but have an edge to them,” Kramer says. “There can be beauty in ugliness.” His work has been featured in American Art Collector, Artists and Illustrators Magazine and Southwest Art. Patrick lives with his wife and two sons in Orem, Utah

Mock-Up 02 | Oct

One of the great things about thinking of buying a new painting is visualizing it in the space and with a little computer magic we can help make that easier. Here is one of Joshua Flints paintings mocked up above a clients fireplace. 

Robert Lange 02 | Oct

Two new ones for Robert Lange’s show in November. Enjoy!

New From Megan Aline 28 | Sep

Frames coming but here are the latest two from Megan Aline for her January show. 

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