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I meet the most interesting people at the gallery! Earlier in the summer, I had the pleasure of meeting a couple from New York, and the lady owns Lazyjack Press, an on-line purveyor of luxury men’s accessories. Bought some socks on line, and delighted when I received these very beautiful and comfortable Pima cotton socks from Peru! Check out www.lazyjackpress.com Lots of lovely things to consider, especially with the holidays around the corner…..
Please see my June 23rd posting for the introduction of Kim Workman’s gyotaku-based paintings. They continue to dazzle me, and I believe this group of new work is sensational. I love the gold rubbing of a sliced nautilus shell in the vertical blue “Tarpon”, and I think both the “Heron” and “Basket of Fruit” are created with wonderful layers of interesting materials. For pics of individual works with sizes and prices. click on the Artists at the top of this page, then click again on Kim Workman’s name.
As promised, an astounding group of recent sculptures. This artists’ imagination blows my mind.
Fantastic new metal sculptures from Haiti arrived in the gallery today, including an array of new work by the ever-talented Eugene Jacques. I’ll have a slide show up within a day or two, but thought I’d whet your appetite with these three….. First time ever I’ve received free-standing works from this artist!
Victor was kind enough to send another box of goodies this week from Grenada to Anguilla. Two new Nature Boards, including the rather amazing “Octopus”, along with four new “Red Fish”. The faces on these guys are wonderful and amazing. Loving the surfaces of them too.
DELIGHTED to receive a box of gems from the gallery’s wandering savant, Victor Hempel. These works are split into two groups, the “Nature Boards”, where Victor uses a dremel rotary tool to carve out his image. The raw material are pieces of found wood, worn by the sea and cast to the shore. This artist finds the inherent beauty of the wood by grinding down. The second group are rather wild and wonderful, his “Fiber Fish”. The textured surface of these pieces is chopped rope, found on the shore. I particularly like the collage of copper wire in them…..
A client was in the gallery yesterday, asking about Jo-Anne Mason landscapes. Alas, I had just sold that wonderful Rose Hill landscape, and nothing more to show. Contacted Jo-Anne, and she had nothing either. Today, I was delighted to see Jo-Anne and Chris in the gallery, toting along 2 lovely vintage canvasses of hers dating from 2001. A couple of gems, IMHO, featuring landscapes of Island Harbour and Sandy Hill.
Way back in April, I was flicking around on TV, and stopped and gawked at a segment on an artists work on PBS’s “Artloft”. Googled the artists name, Kim Workman, her studio, Kimian, and started corresponding with her. Today, the first four works arrived, and I’m still gawking in wonder at them, this time on my gallery walls. The process is “Gyotaku” (ghee-o-tah-ku), and is Japanese for “fish rubbing”. An actual fish is inked, then removed to obtain an exact image, then made into a wondrous artwork by Ms Workman. The artist lives in Cudjoe Key, is self-taught, and draws from her childhood experiences as a daughter of a marine biologist, exploring the barrier islands on the Gulf of Mexico, then later, the coast of South America. I adore everything about them…..
Jasmin Joseph (1924-2005), was a truly great Haitian master. Widely collected during his lifetime, his work is now treasured by collectors worldwide. This is a wonderful 1989 painting on wood highlighting his classic sense of anthropomorphism, the attributing of human forms or behaviour to an animal. I wonder what that bear’s got in that satchel…..