Saturday, March 21, 2009

“Atmospheric Conditions” Opens with Clear Skies

Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening of H. Wesley Wheeler’s solo exhibition “Atmospheric Conditions” on Thursday night. The rain cleared just in time for a wonderful evening with a great crowd, a beaming artist, and the stars of the show shining like jewels on the walls of the gallery.

H. Wesley Wheeler and friend Tesia Gallinari in front of “Sea and Sky”

Wes and Nevin in front of “Restless in New York”

The scene on the first floor from above*

The scene on the second floor*

The second floor looking vibrant*

*Photos by Amy Lestition (thanks Amy!)

Stop by the gallery between now and April 11th to experience “Atmospheric Conditions”.

Friday, March 20, 2009

On Edge

I know you can hardly wait to see photos from last night’s Opening Reception for H. Wesley Wheeler’s “Atmospheric Conditions”. I will share them tomorrow, so check back. It was a great evening! Congratulations to Wes!!

H. Wesley Wheeler touching up the edges of “Restless in New York” before the opening

“Atmospheric Conditions” featuring new paintings by H. Wesley Wheeler will be on view through April 11th.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Extra, extra! Nevin Kelly Gallery is currently the featured gallery on a new Web site dedicated to promoting local art. Chris Davis, the founder of the recently launched The Fifteen Before Fifteen, came by the gallery a few weekends ago to interview Nevin while photographer Chris Flynn took some great photographs of the space. To see the article and photos, click HERE.

© 2009 Chris Flynn (to learn more about Chris's work, visit his Web site.)

The Fifteen Before Fifteen is free for artists to join and showcase their work and a great resource for patrons of the visual arts. New artist and gallery features are posted weekly.

Why Akzidenz-Grotesk? Read the article to find out!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Forecast

We finally finished unpacking all six boxes of paintings Wesley Wheeler shipped to us from Upstate New York for his solo exhibition “Atmospheric Conditions” which opens March 17th. I thought I would share some images of Wheeler’s new mood-provoking canvases.

H. Wesley Wheeler, “Sea and Sky”, 2008, oil on canvas, 48” x 36”

H. Wesley Wheeler, “Window”, 2008, oil on canvas, 40” x 30”

Wheeler’s paintings are best enjoyed in person to appreciate the rich impasto, vibrant colors and subtle nuances, such as tinges of orange and red peaking through layers of blue.

H. Wesley Wheeler, “Restless in New York”, 2008, oil on canvas, 60” x 48”

H. Wesley Wheeler, “Ice Lake”, 2008, oil on canvas, 36” x 24”

H. Wesley Wheeler’s “Atmospheric Conditions” runs from March 17th through April 11th. Please join us at the Opening Reception and meet the artist on Thursday, March 19th from 6 to 9 pm.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Ephemeral Art

This morning when I opened the blinds covering the sliding glass door that leads out onto the strip of yard behind the gallery, I was greeted by a broccoli-topped friend staring at me with red radish eyes.

Looks like a snow ghost to me—Laurel Hausler did you sneak into our backyard? Well, whoever created our snow friend/ghost/creature, thank you for putting a smile on my face this morning!