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Golden

Golden represents the rich hues that summer brings, capturing shimmering moments in time. It is a collection of diverse work that is filled with light, energy and color featuring scenes from coast to coast.

Thursday, July 15th 05:00 - 08:00 PM

Golden represents the rich hues that summer brings, capturing shimmering moments in time. It is a collection of diverse work that is filled with light, energy and color featuring scenes from coast to coast. To celebrate all the shades of the season, we will showcase new work by Lynn Alker and the return of Josef Kote's magnificent work to the gallery.

JOSEF KOTE

Josef Kote is a New York-based visual artist, best known for his distinctive style and technique.

A native of Albania, Josef Kote is a skilled and discerning interpreter of color harmonies, light and mood.

The core of Kote's work is based on expressing feelings and emotions.

His bold brushwork and sweeping strokes of vibrant colors are applied more often than not with a pallet knife, while other areas of the canvas are left monochromatic and devoid of detail, creating a negative space that lets the eye drift to infinity.

LYNN ALKER

Lynn Alker requires that her art-making offer a substantial meaning and purpose, even if it's for herself.

For many artists, the formative years of their youth serve as an influential force in their art-making. For Lynn Alker, that's also true. As an adolescent raised in the deep south in the 1960's, Lynn was keenly aware of the racial turmoil and formed a sensitivity to these (and other) injustices. Today, a variety of politically charged emotions manifest in her abstract acrylic paintings on canvas. Bold applications of color and loose mark-making allow her to express topics such as mental health, ecological awareness, and feminine strife, among others which she hopes inspires the viewers' awareness and conscience. For Lynn, these realities guide the painting process and sometimes present to her after the fact.

MAX HAYSLETTE

Born in the Appalachian region in 1930, Hayslette began his studies at the American Academy and completed them at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he worked closely with Alexander Archipenko and Egon Weiner. He had his first one-man show at the age of sixteen. Hayslette's approach to painting and printmaking results from over twenty years as both an industrial and interior designer. Having explored numerous artistic styles and images, it remains the creative process that is most important to the artist. "Some artists can just sit down and be happy with whatever happens. When I begin a painting or a print, I don't leave many unanswered questions." Hayslette makes a full-size pencil sketch on paper and even prepares color studies before he fully launches into a piece. "I take a design approach to creating my work and, like most designers, I use a lot of paper first."

DAVID OAKLEY

David is a Raleigh, North Carolina native and has concentrated on painting landscapes, primarily of North Carolina scenes. His love of nature, landscapes, and structures are reflected in his paintings. He gravitates toward older classical structures that have aged and weathered over time, and enjoys capturing the remarkable color effects and beauty of these structures in simple rural settings. David's primary medium is oil.

CORA

Cora is a self-taught artist. Since she was a child, she has been fascinated with painting and drawing. By the age of 20 she was already an accomplished professional painter selling her art to galleries and corporate clients throughout France. Cora brings her still life paintings alive with delightful realism. Life and color are bursting from the canvas, an enchanting mixture of movement and light.

Although she is fond of pastel and the wonderful richness of its shades, she is drawn to the depths of oil painting in which she can completely express herself. The vibrations of a world filled with happiness radiate from Cora's palette and we feel that through the richness and subtlety of her colors. She has chosen Provence as her home and her love for the region shows through her paintings, which invite us to explore and enjoy the area through them.

DAVID GRIEVE

David's landscape paintings often focus on a solitary tree in an open space. His technique of cropping sections allows the observer to focus more carefully on one area without taking the entire piece for granted. The use of rich, organic autumn colors represents the maturity of the tree in the cycle of the life, providing the observers with a strong sense of change as the landscape ages and decays. The beauty found in aspects of time and change is the ever-present theme underlying his paintings. Surrounded by trees and fields, David's home studio in Brantford, Ontario, keeps him close to his wife and three young sons.