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June 2010 Stephanie Neely, Mysteries of Light
Neely's career has included the practice of law prior to following her passion for painting. Her artistic talent has quickly
won honors which include numerous awards from The Oil Pastel Society of America, International Artist Magazine, Best of America
Oil Artists, inclusion in Carolina's Got Art! 2009, and any others. Neely's flowers are backlit by the sun or subtly illuminated
by an indiscernible light source. The light itself is intended to serve as the ultimate mystery.
May 2010 David
Skinner, Spacious Landscapes
Skinner's contemporary images of the Blue Ridge Landscape
are derived from his deep respect for the legacy of the California plein air painters and their noble portrayals of light
and terrain. Skinner spends time each year visiting and painting in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the piedmont area of
2010 Philip Mullen, Solo Exhibition
work has been included in the Whitney Museum's Biennial of Contemporary Art; the Smithsonian's Contemporary American Drawing
V; and the San Francisco Museum of Art's National Drawing Exhibition. His work is in the permanent collections of the Solomon
R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Denver Art Museum, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art (South Korea), Mint Museum, Spartanburg
Art Museum, and Columbia Museum of Art.
March 2010 Javier Lopez Barbosa, Solo Exhibition
Barbosa is an origial
painter with a unique artistic vision and a substantial technical arsenal at his command. He maximies the effects of color
and intrinsic light by submerging interesting forms and textures under layers of clarity-enhancing mediums. His formidable
set of application techniques gives his paintings a quality of exhilarating visual depth. His paintings are vibrant, sensual,
and emotional. Many of his collectors view his work as having a strong spiritual quality.
January - February 2010
Martha Armstrong, Solo Exhibition
During the month of January Elder Gallery in Charlotte will present the paintings of Massachusetts artist, Martha Armstrong.
The exhibition will open with an artist’s reception on January 8, 2010 and will continue through the month of
February. Armstrong has the unique ability
to create beauty and excitement from what many would classify as mundane and uninspired subject matter. Paintings created
in her studios in Massachusetts and Vermont as well as those from her travels to Europe will be exhibited. New York City
art critic, Alexi Worth, states “Again and again, Armstrong takes subjects that ought to be fatigued—the Mediterranean
coast, the sunroom still life, the Yankee woods—and kicks them, like tired pillows, into freshness.”
2009 Impressionism, Then & Now
Impressionism is one of today’s most admired painting styles though it was not always
so widely accepted. It began in Paris during the 1863 le Salon des Refusés but the term "Impressionism" was
not coined until 1874. An unfriendly art critic was provoked by Monet’s painting entitled ‘Impression:
Sunrise(1873). He described a group of painters “Impressionist” since their work appeared unfinished and
lacked the details of the laborious painting style of traditional artists.
Carolina Salon des Refusés
In the tradition of the Paris Salon
des Refusés of the 1800s we have chosen a group of exceptional paintings not included in the Carolina’s Got
Art! juried exhibition which recently opened at Atherton Mill. All work has been created by artists from North
& South Carolina.
|Figures, Faces & Alphabet:|
Cheryl Chapman &
Young - Fresh - New
Elder Gallery’s annual exhibition of new
talent discovered by the gallery will take place during the month of August. Participants in the exhibition include Cynthia Anderson, Lance Hewison, Martin Hvattum and Gopika Sitwala
from San Francisco; Martha Armstrong, Boston; Lara Martini and Susu Pianchupattana, New York; and Dirk Walker from Birmingham.
Artists were chosen based upon uniqueness of painting style, quality of work, projected appeal for our marketplace, and affordability.
Studio Selections Volume II
The gallery has selected paintings from nine of
its artists’ studios for the second in a series of exhibitions designed to recognize the vast amount of artistic talent
represented by the gallery. Featured in Studio Selections Volume II are San Francisco artists, Daniel Bayless and
Ed Handelman, Tom Perkinson of Santa Fe, Calvin Jones of Atlanta, William Farnsworth from Florida, as well as South Carolina
artists Jill Jones, David Benson and Carl Blair.
Studio Selections Volume I
The gallery has selected paintings and sculpture
from nine of its artists’ studios for the first in a series of exhibitions designed to recognize the vast amount of
artistic talent represented by the gallery. Featured in Studio Selections Volume I are Terri Amig, Javier Lopez Barbosa, Mitch
Lewis, Gage Opdenbrouw, Hodges Soileau, Sheri Skeahan, David Skinner, Angelita Surmon, and Ralph Turturro.
Mary Erickson: Artist’s Journey, North to South
artist and naturalist, Mary Erickson, has traveled the eastern coast of the United States to capture the beauty of the American
landscape. Elder Gallery’s first solo exhibition for Erickson will feature oil paintings of scenes from Maine
Paintings, Etchings and Drawings
From Budapest to New
York will feature new oil paintings completed by Abstract Expressionist Carl Plansky in his studios in Budapest and New
York. Etchings and Drawings will showcase Leon A. Makielski’s work from the early 1930s.
Body Beautiful will contain
a variety of paintings and drawings depicting the human figure. Seven artists with varying painting styles have been selected
to be included in the exhibition.
A Southern Way of Life
The genesis of David
Benson’s art career was in the first grade. His poor performance in reading, writing and arithmetic were overcompensated
by his drawings of flying “M” landscapes and drawings of horses. They seemed to impress the teachers in his small
South Carolina school as well as his classmates.
The Young and the Experienced
“We have discovered what we consider
to be five exceptional young painters who are in their twenties and early thirties’ says gallery owner Larry Elder.
“We thought it would be interesting to exhibit their work with five artists who have been painting for as long as the
young artists have been alive.” A wide variety of styles and subject matter will be evident to visitors of the exhibition.
As Bayless explains, “when
you slow down, sit and look at something, time slows down. You really do notice that there is a lot going on all around you
that you may not have seen before. That’s what I’m trying to express with my new paintings,” he says. “It’s
like, ‘Here’s the moment!’. It’s all here in a series of present moments.”
Aaron Morgan Brown: Fantasy or Reality
Speaking of his work, Brown states “My
paintings are a combination of fantasy and reality. They can be filed under the category of Magical Realism.
Brush with Reality
During the month of October
Elder Gallery in Charlotte will feature three award-winning southeastern artists who regularly paint together. North Carolina
artist, Mary Erickson and her painting friends from Florida, William Farnsworth and Hodges Soileau, will exhibit new paintings
in an exhibition entitled "Brush with Reality."
David Skinner: Solo Exhibition
During the month of September Elder Gallery
in Charlotte’s Historic SouthEnd Arts District will present California artist, David Skinner, in his first solo exhibition
on the east coast.
The Naturalist's World
Our August exhibition is dedicated to our
world and the beauty it freely offers. Many of our gallery artists have painted and photographed their views of the earth's
Sculpture and Paintings
During the month of July Elder Gallery
in Charlotte’s Historic SouthEnd arts district will overflow with exciting paintings and sculpture from a variety of
artists. On July 11, 2008, the gallery will present ifs first exhibition of sculpture and will surround it with small paintings
from three artists.
New Artists 2008
During the month of June, Elder Gallery will
present four new painters who have joined the gallery’s registry of artists. David Benson, Gage Opdenbrouw,
Sheri Skeahan and Angelita Surmon will participate in the exhibition which opens on Friday, June
Elder Gallery’s 2008 exhibition includes
paintings completed over the past thirteen years which were greatly influenced by his travels to different countries. During
a trip to China the artist became fascinated by the beauty of koi ponds and the graceful movement of the fish. He challenged
himself to capture the color, movement, and ever-changing complexities of the fish and has since created a series of paintings
on canvas. One such painting is an imposing triptych entitled “Seasons of Koi” which is the centerpiece of the
New York art critic, Brice
Brown, says of Carl Plansky’s work “The crusty, juicy mounds of pigment, the ballet of facile mark-making, the
curious luminosity of light and the vividness of color are all deeply essential components of the work, and indeed few artists
can pull off such satisfyingly frenetic tornadoes of materiality like Plansky.”
Painters of Russia
During the month of March
Elder Gallery in Charlotte’s Historic SouthEnd Arts District will present its fifth exhibition of Russian paintings.
The exhibition will feature the work of sixteen artists which reflects life in their native country. The result is a magnificent
collection of paintings incorporating the traditional painting style of the Russian impressionists as well as some of a contemporary
Javier Lopez Barbosa Solo Exhibition
As a child in Monterrey, Mexico,
Javier López Barbosa grew up in a culture that appreciated color and celebrated it vibrantly in fashion, cuisine, entertainment,
architecture, music, and certainly in fine art. López Barbosa has mined that rich background for inspiration and refined
it into paintings that offer unique and fully arresting experiences in contemporary abstract art.
The Art of Doug Williams
The paintings in Elder Gallery’s
January exhibition are from the artist’s personal collection and were discovered in his Nashville studio after his death
in 2001. Doug Williams was from a prominent Nashville family who encouraged his artistic interests.
Painters of New York and California
New York has long been the hub for
exceptional American art. Some critics now believe that California is offering a serious challenge for that position. During
the month of December Elder Gallery presents the work by emerging, mid-career and established artists being produced in each
During the month of November Elder Gallery
will feature one painting from approximately thirty-five artists who are represented by the gallery. This will be one of the
most diverse exhibitions we have presented. Each participating artist was originally chosen for representation by our gallery
due to their unique painting style and technique.
San Francisco Artist, Daniel Bayless
Daniel Bayless’ paintings
in his second exhibition in Charlotte reflect his positive perspective of the world and its beauty. His paintings are filled
with color, light and texture and capture the brilliance of sunlight on the landscapes of California, New York and Italy.
I am Woman
On September 7th Elder
Gallery will present an exhibition of paintings and ceramics by nine accomplished women artists from the United States and
Russia. The exhibition will include the work of Terri Amig, Mary Erickson, Yana Golubyatnikova, Claire Miller Hopkins, Jill
Jones, Jean McWhorter, Laura Spong, Katherine Wolf- Webb, and Marlies Williams.
A World of Abstraction
The world is filled
with abstract qualities which are overlooked by most people. During the month of August Elder Gallery in Charlotte will present
an exhibition which explores the nature of abstract paintings as created by noted abstract painters from different regions
of the nation.
A Trio of Diversity
Paintings by Leandro Manzo, Leon A. Makielski & Ernest Walker
The works of Los Angeles artist, Leandro Manzo, will
be paired with selected paintings from the collections of Leon A. Makielski and Ernest Walker.
Real and Imagined
Aaron Morgan Brown & David Skinner
In keeping with its tradition of introducing new artists to the southeast, Elder Gallery in Charlotte presents the
work of two up-and-coming painters. During the month of June “Real and Imagined” features paintings by Aaron Morgan
Brown and David Skinner.
Paintings of Color and Life
Elder Gallery in Charlotte’s Historic
SouthEnd Arts District presents the work of Santa Fe artist, Tom Perkinson. Paintings of Color and Life
is Perkinson’s third one-man exhibition at the gallery. The artist will be present during the opening event on Friday,
May 4, 2007, to discuss his latest work.
Nothing Could Be Finer
Many exceptional artists call North and South Carolina
home. During the month of April Elder Gallery will feature paintings and sculpture by nine Carolina artists who exemplify
excellence through their work. Most have achieved a high level of recognition on a national level and are included in numerous
public and private art collections.
As a youth, Carl Plansky greatly admired the New
York School of painting. When he moved to New York as a young artist 37 years ago he was able to meet, befriend, and learn
from many of his heroes including Willem de Kooning and his wife Elaine, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell and Phillip Guston.
work has been described as “visual language” since it incorporates recognizable icons with scribbles of words
to convey powerful messages. Not since the 1960s have we seen such frank-- almost brutally honest-- messages. Sinanan
possesses the unique talent to arouse strong emotion from those who see his work.
Carl Blair, Solo Exhibition
Elder Gallery presents
its second solo exhibition for nationally recognized artist Carl Blair. The exhibition of approximately thirty paintings celebrate
the immense talent of one of the Southeast’s most highly recognized and influential painters.
Young Russian Masters
During the month of December Elder Gallery
presents its fourth exhibition of Russian paintings. Eight contemporary artists have been selected to present paintings which
reflect life in their native country. The result is a magnificent collection which incorporates the traditional painting style
of the Russian impressionists as well as some with a very contemporary feel.
Leon A. Makielski (1885 – 1974), The Artist’s Collection
The paintings were held in
the artist’s personal collection until his death in 1974 and later were transferred to family members. The Artist’s
Collection will include a number of paintings completed between 1909 and 1913 when Makielski was studying in Paris at Academie
Julian and the Grande Chaumiere. In addition, American portraits and landscapes from 1915 through 1950 will be included.
Paintings by Jung Han Kim
SouthWest Art magazine
recently named Jung Han Kim as one of their Top 21 Artists under the age of 31. His paintings have been described as “combining
the classical Baroque technique of realistic painting with a contemporary impressionistic sensibility.”
New Works by Claire Miller Hopkins & Jill Jones
Claire Miller Hopkins
and Jill Jones, both from South Carolina, will be featured artists at Elder Gallery’s August exhibition. This is the
first major exhibition in North Carolina for both artists whose work has become widely collected across the Southeast.
Not for the Faint of Heart
There are times when you have to take a
leap of faith. Our time has come. Elder Gallery presents its first solo exhibition of paintings by Franklin Sinanan
whose work depicts current events in our world. Not since the 1960s have we seen such frank, almost brutally honest,
messages from one artist. Sinanan possesses a unique talent that arouses strong emotion from those who view his work.
The Artful Figure
From man’s earliest
cave drawings and throughout history, the human figure has been the subject of much of the art that has been created. Elder
Gallery’s exhibition features the work of numerous artists who included the human figure in their paintings and drawings.
Landscape: Earth & Its Elements
Elder Gallery presents its fourth annual
Landscape show beginning April 7, 2006. This year’s exhibition will feature paintings by seventeen American artists
from around the nation.
Mullen’s work has been included
in the Whitney Museum’s Biennial of Contemporary Art; the Smithsonian’s Contemporary American Drawing V; and the
San Francisco Museum of Art’s National Drawing Exhibition.
Katherine Wolf Webb
Katherine Webb was born in Charlotte
and was educated at Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia and The Sorbonne, Paris, France. She currently resides in Washington,
D.C. and Edenton, North Carolina where she operates her art studio.
Emerging Artists 2006
We begin the year with an exhibition
that features eight artists who are creating exceptional work. Participating
artists include the following:
Amory, Liliane Eberle Bouquet Matthew Frederick, Jung Han Kim, Leandro Manzo, John Palmer, Daniel Tousignant, & Ralph
The Best of Americana
It is rare these days to be able
to take yourself back to a time when life was much simpler. During the month of December Elder Gallery presents paintings
from the collection of Ernest Walker (1892 – 1991), who painted scenes in and around New York City, New England, Paris
and Great Britain.
Logan’s work has been
featured in over 250 solo and group exhibitions across the country including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the North Carolina
Museum of Art, the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the Carnegie Institute
and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
From his studio in San
Francisco Bayless captures the drama of light, those fleeting moments when the delicate hand of nature caresses a flower garden,
or gently twirls a body of water, creating a sparkling sea.
Painters of Russia & the Soviet Union 1950–2005
The twentieth century
paintings of Russia and the Soviet Union present a dramatic view of the daily activities of the Russian people. Elder Gallery’s
exhibition features oil paintings by twenty-four critically acclaimed artists whose work includes seascapes, landscapes, sensitive
portraits of children and adults, genre paintings and still life subjects.
Karen Roberson Powell & Leandro Manzo
Elder Gallery presents an
exhibition of bronze sculptures and colorful paintings which create an exciting and dramatic view of life from two artists’
Introductions: Our New Artists
Exciting work by four painters
who have recently joined Elder Gallery will be featured in an exhibition entitled Introduction, Our Four New Artists. Featured
artists include Carl Plansky of New York, Michael Strang from London, Ralph Turturro
from New York, and Thomas Van Stein from Santa Barbara.
Javier Lopez Barbosa
March 4, 2005 is the opening of an exhibition
of oil paintings by Santa Fe artist, Javier Lopez Barbosa. Elder Gallery presents his first one-man show in the Southeast
at its gallery in Historic SouthEnd District in Charlotte.
Coast to Coast, The American Landscape
Elder Gallery will showcase
a variety of paintings which represent the home landscape of seventeen painters from several regions of the United States.
Ringling Comes to Town
Elder Gallery in Charlotte’s Historic South End District presents an exhibition of paintings
by faculty members and alumni of Ringling School of Art and Design. Faculty member, Fiore Custode,
selected approximately fifty paintings from twenty-five alumni artists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Kansas, Virginia,
Santa Fe Artist Featured
paintings are created from his imagination and are painted intuitively. He is not painting so much a specific location, but
rather evoking the feeling of a convincing scene. He paints a hillside and visualizes children running down a hillside and
then paints them. The artist strives to make a landscape stand on its own before introducing the figures, somewhat like building
a stage and then bringing on the actors.
Philip Mullen will be featured in his first solo
exhibition in Charlotte at Elder Gallery. He was born in 1942 and received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota. Mullen
earned his M.A. in Studio Art from the University of North Dakota and Ph.D. in Comparative Arts from Ohio University. He lives
in Columbia and is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of South Carolina.
"The Russians are Coming"
Elder Art Gallery is proud to present a select group
of Russian paintings by twenty artists from Charlotte’s Sister City, Voronezh, Russia. Artists such as Vasily Komalov
and Tatiana Konovalova have earned the title of Honored People’s Artist in their native country and are now gaining
recognition in the west.
"Woman, Water, Rome, Italy" featuring Carole Robb
Elder Art Gallery in
Charlotte's Historic South End District presents a new series of paintings by internationally recognized artist, Carole Robb.
"On Familiar Ground" by Jill Jones
South Carolina artist Jill
Jones takes a contemporary look at landscapes in her series "On Familiar Ground." Although her pastel and mixed
media pieces are dramatic in their use of light and shadow, the subject matter is simple: "everyday" scenes from
her native South Carolina and favorite destinations of Santa Fe, NM and Emerald Isle, NC.
|"New York, My Home" Paintings by Joseph Greenberg |
Joseph Greenberg has been painting in
and around the city of New York for more than forty years. His Charlotte debut features paintings that capture the edginess
of the city that he has called home since his birth in 1926.
"Four Seasons" by Leon Makielski (1885-1974)
Elder Art Gallery is pleased to offer a selection of landscape paintings by Leon A.
Makielski which were executed in France and in the United States over his long career of painting.
“Sibling Rivalry” Patrick & Sean Glover
and Sean Glover are typical siblings who agree and disagree on many issues. However, when it comes to art they have very distinct
and different tastes and styles.
“Back Home in Carolina”
Gina Gilmour & Karen Roberson Powell
Gilmour, a Charlotte native,
maintains studios in New York and Charlotte and has been shown in numerous galleries and museums throughout the United States.
Powell has recently moved back to North Carolina from Dallas, Texas.
“Figures and Faces” by June Roberts
Mrs. Roberts was a fashion artist prior
to traveling with USO Camp Shows. She returned to New York City and became an illustrator for children’s books.
“New Paintings” by Carl Blair
Elder Art Gallery presents its first one-man show for nationally recognized artist
Carl Blair. “In My Time” is an exhibition of twenty-four recent works celebrating the intertwining of Blair’s
love of life and the Appalachian landscape.
|"Orientations," Leonel Matheu|
Cuban-born artist, Leonel Matheu is an internationally-known artist whose symbolic work conveys clear anxiety.
Playfulness occurs in the placement of objects that float about the surface of his paintings, as well as the ambiguous nature
of the objects themselves.
Santa Fe artist, Tom Perkinson
Elder Art Gallery presents “A Celebration of Life” by Tom Perkinson in his first one-man show in
Charlotte in the main gallery.
“Abstractions of Our World”
Elder Art Gallery will host an exhibit of vibrant abstract paintings by five Southeastern artists: Eunhee Laird
of Atlanta, Georgia; Katherine Wolf Webb of Edenton, North Carolina; Mark McDiarmid of Asheville, North Carolina; Patrick
Glover formerly of NYC and now Charlotte; and Wayne Trapp of Vilas, North Carolina.
"A Journey of Creativity Retrospective:
Leon A. Makielski (1885–1974)"
Time is one of the best indicators of an artist’s talent. Rarely does one artist perfect the techniques required
to produce masterful landscapes, still lifes and portraits that are as beautiful and meaningful today as they were almost
a century ago.
|"Jon Nelson Brings Low Country S.C. to Elder Art"|
Elder Art Gallery will bring a little bit of the South Carolina coastal area to its gallery in Charlotte’s
South End District. Bluffton, South Carolina artist, Jon Nelson, will provide the backdrop for the occasion with his oil paintings.
“The Art of Food”
Elder Art Gallery presents The Art of Food to celebrate the beauty of food in its many stages of development.
Fifteen artists including a Spartanburg group, Southern Exposure, will present their interpretation of food as art.
“Four Shadow Plus One”
On January 10th Elder Art
Gallery Gallery will provide a sneak preview of four artists who have recently joined the gallery’s roster. Leonel Matheu,
Gina Gilmour, Karen Roberson Powell, Jill Jones and Tom Perkinson will be featured in upcoming exhibitions at Elder Art Gallery during 2003.
“The Artful Door”
The holiday door continues to be the symbol of hospitality and warmth and has long been the venue for expressing homeowners’
style in welcoming visitors into the home. Elder Art Gallery Gallery’s “The Artful Door” will showcase paintings,
sculptures and mixed media work by approximately fifteen American artists. The exhibit will represent the artists’ interpretations
of the holiday “Artful Door.”
in the exhibition will be Patrick Glover, Jocelyn Audette, Diane Voyentzie, Katherine Wolf Webb, Amy Goldstein Rice, Gina
Gilmour, Jill Jones, Eula La Croix, and other American artists.
Recent Paintings and Sculpture by
Wayne Trapp is considered by many to be one of America’s most innovative and creative contemporary artists.
His abstract paintings are rich in color and strong on emotion. The exhibition will feature oil paintings on canvas as well
as sculptures that were created especially for his show at Elder Art Gallery.
Robert Frost's Friend : Leon Makielski
A large body of work done by Makielski.
His is a story movies are made of: painting with the French Impressionists; cancelling his voyage back home on the Titanic
but losing paintings on the ill-fated ship; having J.M Studebaker as a patron; being a close friend with Robert Frost.
Patrick Glover : "Thinking on Canvas"
Patrick's work, greatly influenced by his
life in New York City, has a certain edginess to it and is unlike any being shown in our region.
Landscapes East to West: As the Crow Flies
Doug Atwill, Santa Fe, NM; Jocelyn Audette, Calistoga, CA; Patrick Glover, New York City, NY; Jill Jones,Spartanburg,
SC; Paul Ladnier, Jacksonville, FL; Eula La Croix, Hendersonville, NC; Jon Nelson, Bluffton, SC; Diane Voyentzie, Brookfield, CT; Dennis Ziemienski, Glen
|Bringing "The Masters" to Charlotte|
Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein,
Joan Miro, Roberto Matta, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol
Men on Art
Carl Blair of Greenville, SC; Jim Creal of Spartanburg, SC; Paul Ladnier of Jacksonville, FL; and Wayne Trapp of Boone, NC
|Celebrates Black History Month |
Tyrone Geter, Columbia, SC; Charlotte Riley-Webb from
Atlanta, GA; Claire Miller Hopkins from Spartanburg, SC; Damond Howard of Columbia, SC; Jimmie Lee Suddeth of Fayette, AL. Annie Renee Smith of Charlotte, NC; Jeremy Davis of Charlotte, NC