Red Alert by Julie T. Chapman
Hope, renewed intentions, anticipation of new adventures, and the desire to refresh your surroundings fills the start of a new year. Are you ready for 2022? Rowe Fine Art Gallery est.
On January 7 from 4 pm to 7 pm, the gallery presents “New Art… A Great Start! », A special exhibition to inaugurate the new year. Now that the gifting season is over and the holiday decorations are safely stored away, now is the perfect time to refresh your surroundings with a new piece of art. Or maybe you’ve recently bought a second home and turning the pages of the calendar has inspired you to decorate your blank canvas. Stop by the gallery to see new works from its esteemed painters, sculptors and jewelers.
Jen Farnsworth of Sedona recently released “In the Cathedral,” an oil on canvas featuring iconic Cathedral Rock from Red Rock Country. While Farnsworth is known for her colorful portraits of wildlife, she also enjoys capturing the geological splendor of northern Arizona.
“My biggest hope is that, through color, emotion and a little bit of the unexpected, my art connects with people,” Farnsworth said. “With my animal paintings, this link begins with the subject’s eyes, which tell his story. For my landscapes, it is the colorful expression of the extraordinary essence of Sedona, an essence that is beyond words and cannot be truly experienced. With this painting I tried to capture the feeling of reverence you get when you walk into a cathedral. This same reverence is also felt when we stand before the majesty of our red rocks. “
Speaking of red, Montana painter Julie T. Chapman continues her fascinating foray into mixed media with Red Alert, which depicts a highly concentrated fox. You can see the work in person at the January show.
“For Red Alert, I was watching this particular wild fox hunt in a remote Wyoming campground, and it would stop ‘on point’ while trying to locate prey,” Chapman said.
“The incised lines could be interpreted in a number of ways – such as the texture of the fur or the sound waves of small creatures – and the yellow around his face highlights his intensity in the hunt.
“Sometimes I hesitate to say too much about my own thoughts and motivations in the painting because viewers often have their own interpretations – some quite different from what I thought – and I prefer to let people create their own stories on one. piece. Art is not only what the artist wanted, but also what the viewer brings to it. My multimedia work, in particular, seems to invite people to see all kinds of things that I don’t explicitly have. put in and interpret them in a way that always surprises me.
Let your imagination run wild at Rowe Fine Art Gallery in January and refresh your home with new works of art.
The Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents traditional and contemporary artists from the Southwest. The gallery, located under the bell tower of the Patio de las Campanas at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, is open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 928-282-8877, visit rowegallery.com, or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.