| New York-based artist Hunt Slonem’s works are carried in the permanent collections of the Met and Guggenheim museums, along with 8- other museums world-wide. Slonem’s works are currently exhibiting at Gilman Contemporary.
Gallery Walk, sponsored by the Sun Valley Gallery Association, will take place Friday, Feb. 15, from 5-8 p.m. The first 10 galleries listed are SVGA members. Entries that are marked with an asterisk have special events prior to and/or following the walk, so do read this beforehand so you don’t miss anything. Only galleries that provided information are included here, but others may be open. Best to check with the gallery directly if in doubt. For those who prefer a leader to touring solo, longtime state Rep. Wendy Jacquet meets guests at the Sun Valley Recreation Center, by the ice rink, at 5 p.m. They will take the 5:10 p.m. bus to Gilman Contemporary and begin there. There is no charge for her added flair.
The Courtyard, 360 East Ave.—Broschofsky Galleries features fine art, historic through contemporary with a focus on the West. Now showing a collection of works by contemporary wildlife artist Ewoud de Groot. Also showing works by Edward Curtis, Russell Chatham, Gordon McConnell and Andy Warhol.
FREDERIC BOLOIX FINE ARTS
The Galleria, 351 Leadville—Featuring important lithographs by illustrious French artist/author and Picasso muse Françoise Gilot. Several key pieces come directly from the collection of Ferdinand Mourlot, the innovative master printer who became famous for his work with Picasso, Miro, Matisse, Chagall and other 20th-century masters. The gallery will also show mountain landscapes by Cuban artist Gustavo Acosta and sculptures by Julian Voss-Andreae.
320 First Avenue N., Sun Valley Road and First Avenue—Friesen Gallery, in collaboration with Bullseye Gallery, brings an unparalleled glass exhibition to the valley. On view are works by the most dynamic artists in the field of contemporary studio glass. Also showcased are paintings by Lawrence Fodor and Chris Richter.
*GAIL SEVERN GALLERY
400 First Ave.—Focusing on painting as a space of exploration, Raphaëlle Goethals has used wax and resin as her signature medium for more than 15 years. Probing the physicality of the materials, Goethals works in a process of layering, pouring, scraping off, scratching into the surface, effacing, leaving traces of earlier information, all of this eliciting from the viewer a continuous shifting in the perception of forms, a buildup and overlap of successive stages, which demands that his or her attention continually adjusts. The physical history of the piece, however, is buried underneath the smooth surface, its presence felt rather than seen. Goethals’ paintings are in museum collections around the U.S. and in Europe.
David deVillier’s paintings have a distinctly narrative quality. He introduces characters and places them in dramatic settings, inviting viewers to interact with his subjects in their space. His work sets the stage for two of his iconographic figures, combining characteristics of birds and the human form. In his latest work, these human forms are influenced by primitive stone carvings and the paintings of Bill Traylor and James Castle.
“Preview 2013” continues this month to include new work from painters James Cook, Linda Christensen and Gary Komarin. Unique styles of sculpture from Margaret Keelan, Julie Speidel, Rod Kagan and Brad Rude are on display. Laura McPhee, Robert Polidori and Jack Spencer explore the vast range of contemporary photography.
Raphaëlle Goethals and David deVillier will be fielding questions and enlightening viewers about their latest work during their artist chat Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. The public is invited to join for coffee and refreshments along with engaging conversations with these two thoughtful artists.
320 First Ave.—Main floor: Quim Bove’s “Abstraction” including both large- and small-scale paintings that reveal spontaneous movement and jolting energy. Newly remodeled upstairs space: Group show featuring stunning new works by Canadian artist Michel Beaucage.
661 Sun Valley Road—Featuring Valerie Stuart’s “Sensezione Colore.” Utilizing marble dust and oil, Stuart expresses the pure emotion of color in vibrant large and small works on canvas. Gilman will also exhibit internationally celebrated artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem is an American painter best known for his neo-expressionist paintings of tropical birds, butterflies and bunnies. His works are included in museum collections all over the world, including the MOMA, The Metropolitan and the Guggenheim. Finally, New York-based painter Craig Mooney will feature his most recent figurative oil-on-canvas paintings.
*HARVEY ART PROJECTS USA
391 First Ave. N.—An exhibition of paintings done during the southern winter in Ernabella, a remote Aboriginal community in South Australia, exhibited during the northern winter in Sun Valley. This group exhibition will be the first ever held in the U.S. by the renowned Ernabella artists. The show features paintings bursting with color and ancestral stories, including works by 97-year-old Dickie Minyintiri, the 2011 National Indigenous Art Award winner. Nearly a century of walking his desert country has found rich expression in Minyintiri’s painting of ancestral tracks. Revered as a medicine man, senior law man and major artist, Minyintiri took up a painting only five years ago.
Ernabella Arts is a place where senior and young Aboriginal women and men practice and develop art in order to sustain, support and promote their cultural heritage and to improve the lifestyle of the desert community’s members. Income generated from the sale of art is essential to the welfare of the artists’ families and a central component in maintaining and strengthening the social well-being of the community.
Film screening and artist chat at The Community Library, Saturday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m.
271 First Ave. N.—Presenting “Town and Country” featuring Shanna Kunz, Andrzej Skorut and Neal Philpott. Hailing from Utah, both Kunz and Skorut offer different interpretations of the landscape of their area—Kunz through the use of a tonal palette and the play of light and shadow, and Skorut through subtle contrasts and a rich surface created by using multiple layers of paint and glaze.
In his first show at the gallery, Realist painter Neal Philpott seeks to capture the ephemeral nature of the Northwest, which might feature a meandering road or distant farmhouse nestled in trees. Light play animates his work, creating the lines, forms and structure that give his interesting compositions their charge.
All artists will be in attendance at the opening reception, and the exhibition will be on display through Feb. 28.
*SUN VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
191 Fifth St.—The artwork in “Crossing Cultures” uses cultural signs, symbols and traditions to explore race and ethnicity in America today. It features two commissioned installations: Joe Feddersen’s curtain of glass charms and Hailey artist Bob Dix’s charcoal-and-ink drawings covering the walls and ceiling of the Project Room. Sculptural works by Ana Serrano and paintings and scrolls by Julie Chang are also on view. Open for Gallery Walk from 5-7 p.m. Bob Dix will speak about his installation at 6 p.m.
WOOD RIVER FINE ARTS, AN EXPRESSIONS GALLERY
The Courtyard, 360 East Ave.—Wood River Fine Arts proudly features new works by remarkable oil painter Logan Maxwell Hagege, whose figurative images display the color, character and grandeur of the American Southwest. Hagege’s work garnered acclaim at the recent “Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale” at the Autry Center in Los Angeles, where his crowd-drawing paintings each sold during the show’s opening night.
ARTISTS DOWN UNDER GALLERY
Below Atkinsons’ Market in Ketchum’s Giacobbi Square—Invites the public to view a collective of local art: Steve Snyder, black and white photography; Marie Stewart, acrylic painting on canvas and clothing; Kim Howard, watercolors; Eric Ward, wood furniture; Jim Paisley, mirrors; Kenn Uhrig, barbed wire emblems and leather/beads bracelets; and more (gourds, glass, quilts, chests, color photos, paper and wood sculpture). Open daily from noon to 5 p.m.
JEANNIE CATCHPOLE & STEVE BEHAL ART SHOW
300 N. Main Steet— Toronto / Sun Valley artists showing collaborative and individual paintings.
511 E. Fourth Street—Featuring Bellinger’s contemporary realism oil paintings in diverse subjects: still life, landscape and animals. Jennifer has been a producing artist in the valley for more than 35 years. She is happy to be representing nationally known sculptors Ken Newman, Dave LaMure Jr. and Russ Lamb. World-renowned mountaineer Lou Whittaker has his first bronze sculpture, “Mountain Guide,” on display, and Wes Walsworth has fine-crafted furniture on display.
FIRST AVENUE CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
360 First Ave.—First Avenue Contemporary Gallery artists Filomena Booth and Dawn Emerson present impressionistic contemporary work of horses in motion. Both artists capture the gesture of their subject along with a wonderful palette of color that completes the composition of horses in flight. Filomena Booth works with an acrylic canvas and Dawn Emerson is a pastel artist. Ketchum artist Jorunn Coe works in oil and presents the golden brilliance of fall aspens. Landscape artists Sandra Cooney and Ken Carlson present a new collection of nature’s landscape. Figurative work continues to be exhibited by David Karp, Chris Hero and Kenneth Callahan. Bronze work of Timi Del Conte, Dale Ferguson and Joe Castle are represented throughout the gallery.
MOUNTAIN IMAGES GALLERY
400 E. Sun Valley Road—Mountain Images Gallery will feature many new color and black-and-white photographic prints and large-format prints on canvas. Richly detailed fine art and landscape. Prints are available in sizes up to 96 inches. Landscape and fine art photography by James Bourret is available at the gallery, 720-4652, and can be viewed online at http://jamesbourret.photoshelter.com/.
350 Walnut Ave.—Ochi Gallery is pleased to present “The Horse,” a solo show with Alison Van Pelt, and Ochi Shop presents sculptures by Debra Baxter. Join an artist reception Friday from 5-8 p.m. More at www.ochigallery.com.
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291 N. Main St.—Born in California and raised in rural Idaho, Karen Jacobsen has evolved into a soulful painter of the rustic landscapes of the West. Embracing the freedom of oil painting vs. the technicality of watercolor illustrations, Jacobsen’s work has become enriched by the variety of style and disciplines required of each art form.