Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
The Cheat, mixed media on luan, 35" x 21"
Lisa Learned a lot from Being Blindfolded, mixed media on luan, 20" x 15"
Thanks A Lot, mixed media on luan, 24" x 18"
Friday, February 23, 2007
For the "Women's Work" show Molly has been working on a series of 9 paintings called "What to Keep." Each painting has a different theme about something to keep - "Keep Track," "Keep Up," "Keep in Touch," "Keep Watch," "Keep your Distance," "Keep in Mind," "Keep Faith." She starts out with an abstract watercolor background and then rubs out some of the background to add her images of people taken from old photographs and everyday items. The clear, precise drawings set against churning backgrounds give her work a sense of history - a feeling of memories, thoughts and ideas emerging from the swirl of the past.
Molly has a wonderful story behind each of her paintings that is both personal to her and has universal applications. The painting second from the left on the bottom in the above image is entitled "Keep In Mind." It depicts Molly's two grandmothers with a set of measuring spoons between the two portraits, reminding her to stay mindful of her roots. Next to it is a portrait of her grandfather, a minister, with a flock of birds surrounding him entitled "Keep Faith." Through images of her family and aspects of her life, Molly encourages her viewers to remember who they are, where they came from, what is important to them.
Molly's work will be included in the show "Women's Work: Five Distinct Points of View from Young Female Artists" at the Nevin Kelly Gallery March 14 - April 8. The opening reception will be Thursday, March 15 from 6-9 pm.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Laying out the show. We use strips of bubble wrap to protect the frames from getting bumped up and dirty on our concrete floor.
The gallery was a mess! I kind of like it with art all over the place. I always get real stressed out the day before a show when things are all strewn about like this, and the floor is a mess, and the walls all have holes in them. I start worrying that we won't have enough storage space to put all this stuff away.
mmm... Nevin really outdid himself at WholeFoods last night. He got this goat cheese flavored with orange with little flecks of orange peel in it. OMG it was amazing.
Oh no! Nobody came!
Finally when everyone is gone I can relax. Ahh... those pointy shoes were really starting to hurt.
Thanks to Lenny for blogging about the opening. It was great to finally meet him. Here's Nina Manolova's "Death Time for my Body," which Lenny mentions in his post. (I'm not really sure why it looks all pixelated here. It's not like that in person)
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
There's been so much interest in the show that we've decided to extend it through the weekend. So if you haven't been able to make it in to see Ming's fabulous crochet sculptures, there's still some time.
Friday, February 02, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Exhibit features the work of local photographers Yanina Manolova and Mark Parascandola
Show runs Feb. 14 – Mar. 11, 2007. Opening Reception Thursday, Feb. 15 from 6 – 9 pm
The Gallery director Nevin J. Kelly explains “as a gallery that has shown mostly paintings since we established it almost four years ago, we wanted to acknowledge the significant contributions of photographers to the contemporary art landscape in
Gallery director Nevin J. Kelly explains “as a gallery that has shown mostly paintings since we established it almost four years ago, we wanted to acknowledge the significant contributions of photographers to the contemporary art landscape in
Double Vision runs from February 14 until March 11, 2007. The opening reception is on Thursday, February 15, from 6 until 9 o’clock p.m.
For additional information contact:
Julia Morelli firstname.lastname@example.org
www.nevinkellygallery.com and http://nevinkellygallery.blogspot.com/