During the lazy hazy days of summer lots of sales galleries feature artists from their stable. When the galleriest eye is good, these shows are just as satisfying as a well curated theme show or solo exhibition. At R.B. Stevenson Gallery you also get that extra service which makes it a pleasure to learn more about the talent that produced the works on the walls. Plus, make a simple request to see more work and in this lovely space they will pull art of the stock and let you sit and contemplate it.
|Molly McCracken and Deanne Sabeck in installation|
The star for this current show for me was the dichroic glass wall sculptures by Deanne Sabeck. These very special works seem to float and bend the light. They create a magic effect with no moving parts or special light, but by their sheer presence.
|Molly McCracken - layers of paint are applied and wiped off becoming more and more opaque. Ron allowed me touch the surface which is super smooth and even soft. |
|Molly McCracken (detail)|
|Peter Stephens (not on display but from the shelves)|
|Peter Stephens - these work start with paint sample and then acrylic pens are used to hand draw every stripe.|
|Rex Yuasa (detail)|
|Judith Foosaner - This large work might have started with the sketch below...maybe figurative, maybe abstract, maybe language, maybe a way to let your own imagination soar.|
|Charles (Chuck) Arnoldi|