May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Gilded Splinters Panel: Censorship and Contemporary Female Artists

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Gilded Splinters Panel: Censorship and Contemporary Female Artists

 

Censorship is all around us, from social media to television to academia to government institutions. What is hidden and blocked from view reveals the cultural norms that override expression and - subsequently - artists' efforts to contest such norms. Alison Stinely's art was censored before finding a place at the Linda Matney Art Gallery. Women artists, like Stinely, have had their ideas blocked by institutions for centuries. How does her experience with censorship fit within the era of the #MeToo movement? What does the silencing of female expression in today's culture mean for women? Join Alison Stinely, Diana Blanchard Gross, Vittorio Colaizzi, Lita Tirak and John Lee Matney for a rigorous panel discussion at the Linda Matney Art Gallery on Saturday, May 19th at 2pm

"...[Stinely] and her proxies refuse to be labeled, restricted, or contained and possess an otherworldly strength beyond the surface of shiny broken fragments." -Dr. Margaret Richardson

Join Alison Stinely, Diana Blanchard Gross, Vittorio Colaizzi, Lita Tirak and John Lee Matney for the discussion at the gallery. View the exhibit and enjoy refreshments.

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Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

Opening Reception for Alison Stinely's Gilded Splinters

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Gilded Splinters      Opening April 21st, 2018

 

Alison Stinely

ARTIST STATEMENT:

My works are investigations into personal guiding mythologies that illustrate ways that I have adopted unreasonable belief systems - for example, religious orthodoxies, superstition and cultural ideals of femininity. The female subjects depicted serve as proxies for my own contemporary experience of navigating society; an experience as personal as it is universal to all women. Formal decisions such as the distortion of anatomical structures and a saccharine palette draw on historical painting, while the incorporation of particular subjects suggest narratives pulled from religious stories that span many cultures and epochs. These qualities serve as historical references, but more importantly chronicle mythologies that continues to inform my experiences and actions.

Although the works are rather traditionally structured figurative paintings, it is both conventional material handling and digital automation that animate their somewhat lurid and violent nature. My studio practice combines many processes including 3D modeling and printing, diorama construction, and observational painting techniques. The palette is highly saturated and the rectangle overloaded; these painterly qualities coupled with the incorporation of sculptural elements reinforce the intrusive content of the paintings. The three-dimensional forms push beyond the rectangle and allow the painted narrative to spill into the space of the viewer.

Overview

DEPOSITION OF THE TURTLE QUEEN:

 

As most of my works link to one another to create a larger narrative, Deposition of the Turtle Queen serves as a portion of a larger story focused on the myth of Lilith. Many religious texts have cited Lilith as having been Adam’s first wife. Lilith, unlike Eve, was not created from Adam’s rib but instead from the same earth as Adam - they stood on equal footing. Lilith continually rebelled against Adam’s desires and was therefore banished from the Garden of Eden and cursed to be a demonic presence for all of eternity. The introduction to Lilith within my works can be viewed in Nocturnal Emissions, another piece from the series. As texts have described Lilith to be a night creature and akin to unclean animals such as owls, mice, and tortoises (in this case, turtles), Deposition of the Turtle Queen captures Lilith having recently claimed the Turtle Kingdom as her own. Comfortable in her new surroundings: a far cry from the beauty and splendor of the Garden of Eden, she is making do with what life has dealt her. A male figure is shown hovering in the background space. The painting marks the beginning of my foray into incorporating sculptural processes into my practice. The choice to break the rectangular picture plane was made in order to elevate visual drama by pushing the painting upward and outward.

CONGLOMERATE III:

The Conglomerate series are titled as such because they are an amalgamation of materiality and technique, generated using oil painting, 3D modeling & printing, gilding, and hydro-graphics. Upon completing my first works which incorporated manual sculptural processes, I decided to increase the fluidity of my sculptural work by exploring 3D modeling and printing methods. Furthermore, the incorporation of gold leaf reinforces the religious and artistic history that my work speaks to. I also wished to scale back the complexity of the painting to allow the sculptural elements to elevate the drama. Conglomerate III is a relatively simple portrait but still adheres to portions of themes and formal qualities found in my earlier work. The text found atop of the frame reads “Not beauty, but truth is to be admired.” This quote was taken from a cartouche found on a carved 16th century Florentine frame that originally housed a mirror. I incorporated this text into the Conglomerate series due to – what I felt at the time – was an excessive use of gold leaf within the work and my conflicted feelings about it. I also relate the quote to issues of contemporary painting as the term “honest painting” is regularly used to describe the work of a “Painter’s Painter,” something I am not, but once believed I wanted to be.

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Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception for Transposition: Asian Cultures

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Transposition: Asian Cultures

Opening Reception:  Saturday, Feburary 3, 2-5pm

February 3, 2017- April 7, 2017

Curated by John Lee Matney  

 

Additional events on February 2, 8 and 15 at the Peninsula Fine Art Center: LEARN MORE

Sponsors:  Fe Hui of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services,  Beth Moore CPA,  Port Warwick Dental Arts,  Irving B. Goldstein, Real Property Management VA Peninsula, One Stop CleaningSaisaki Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar Antonija P. Simpson of Edward Jones,  Miracle Fencing Club, The Maximum Building, Ryan Mutter of Fulton Mortgage Company,  Clean Air Concept

 

The Linda Matney Gallery, Landmark Art and Cultural Exchange Company and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center are collaborating on a series of events coming to the Hampton Roads area in February featuring six prominent Chinese artists.  The exhibit brings artists from China whose work is not usually shown in the United States, to present a meaningful cultural expression and explanation of contemporary Chinese art, and to promote cross-cultural understanding and awareness through art and travel.  These events will present a window into the contemporary art world in China and how art is interpreted through civilization.

Marketing is central to this community event.  A collector’s catalogue will be published of the visiting artists and their art.  An opening, and two “Art After Dark” parties at the PFAC, will feature bands, wine, food, and other entertainment.  The Art After Dark event on February 15 will celebrate the Chinese New Year, with special activities planned to bring in the Year of the Dog.  The show and related events will be announced on the radio, a massive internet campaign, and other media.  At least one advance article will be published in a local paper.  Over 2000 direct mailers will be sent to the membership lists of PFAC and of the Gallery, to assure strong attendance and excitement in the community.  Private events and lectures will also be presented at Hampton Road Academy, and other locations to be announced. 

Please consider supporting this exciting project bringing a dynamic collaboration and cultural exchange to Hampton Roads. These efforts support our love for Art and education, and they also provide opportunities for philanthropic growth and fundraising for the non-profit community.

For sponsorship opportunities see www.ExhibitLocal.com

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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception for Ancient Traditions/Modern Lives

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ANCIENT TRADITIONS, MODERN LIVES: Amazonian Indigenous Peoples in the 21st Century

Opening Saturday December 2, 2017   2-5pm

 

 Glenn Shepard Jr.

Glenn Shepard Jr.

Glenn Shepard Jr. is an ethnobotanist, medical anthropologist and film maker from the Tidewater area who has worked for over thirty years with different indigenous peoples of the Amazon and other tropical regions. He graduated in 1983 from Hampton Roads Academy, attended Princeton University and did his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley. He has made several documentary films including the Emmy-Award-winning Discovery Channel production “Spirits of the Rainforest.” 

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His scientific research has delved into traditional medicine, shamanism, indigenous hunting practices, community-based resource management, and the impacts of economic development on indigenous societies and their environment. His writing and photography have won several awards, appearing in diverse scientific, popular and literary venues ranging from Nature, Science and American Anthropologist to National Geographic and the New York Review of Books. Since 2011 he has maintained a blog at “Notes from the Ethnoground”: http://ethnoground.blogspot.com

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More recently, Shepard has built on his close work with several indigenous peoples to develop applied projects that directly benefit native communities. He has supported indigenous owned ecotourism projects, traditional craft sales for value-added markets, and training in film making and digital media for native peoples: 

http://ethnoground.blogspot.com.br/2012/04/miss-kayapo-filming-through-mebengokre.html

 

He has been closely involved with the non-profit “Rainforest Flow” that has installed sustainable, eco-friendly water and sanitation systems in remote indigenous communities in Manu Biosphere, Peru, including the communities where “Spirits of the Rainforest” was shot. Rainforest Flow’s work was featured in a recent National Geographic article: 

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/06/manu-peru-biodiversity-national-parks/

http://ethnoground.blogspot.com/2016/05/water-in-yomibato-guest-post-by.html

http://www.rainforestflow.org/donations.html

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Nancy Santullo

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Krakrax Kayapo

Shepard will be returning to the Tidewater area at the end of November in the company of the indigenous film maker from Brazil, Krakrax Kayapo, and Nancy Santullo, former fashion photographer, and now director of the NGO Rainforest Flow. The three will be hosting an opening reception and fund raiser at Linda Gallery featuring work from indigenous photographers and filmmakers as well Shepard’s and Santullo’s own photography and indigenous art collections. A contemporary exhibit will run concurrently.

 The event intends to raise awareness about Amazonian indigenous peoples’ struggles to maintain their culture, ecosystems and autonomy in the modern world, and raise funds for community based projects with indigenous people in Brazil and Peru. 

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Quaternity Opening Reception/ Meet the Artists

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Quaternity explores the interplay between abstraction and representation in the practices of 4 contemporary artists working in painting and drawing. Matt Klos, Lindsay Mcculloch, Andrew Shenker, and Teddy Johnson are all based in the Washington/Baltimore Metropolitan area.

Matt Klos is a painter, curator, and instructor whose work captures very familiar and ordinary settings and heightens them through a serene style of painting. Klos’ work draws connections to the still-life paintings of the classic eras while presenting very contemporary compositions and scenes. Klos has had curatorial experience in Virginia and various cities in Maryland. Also, Klos’ work has been show both domestically and internationally in locations such as Maryland, Kentucky, New York, France, and South Korea.

Lindsay McCulloch’s work ranges from paintings, drawings, installations, artist books, and prints. McCulloch is an artist who depicts quite abstract and illustrative compositions. Her paintings and prints convey themes of memory, minimalism, technology, and maximalism. McCulloch’s work has been exhibited both nationally in places like Virginia, Maryland, and New York. On an international level, McCulloch’s piece has been shown at the Casa del Lector in Madrid, Spain; American University in Cairo, Egypt; and the John Rylands Library in Manchester, United Kingdom. 
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Teddy Johnson is an artist who is heavily influenced by Western art traditions, storytelling, and culture. His compositions draw on elements of both classical and modern painting styles and techniques. Johnson has had his work shown in institutions such as the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and has also had solo exhibitions in Virginia, Georgia, New York, and Maryland. A selection of Johnson’s paintings were featured in publications like the Urbanite and Baltimore Style Magazine and the Korean Magazine: Art People. Along with being an artist, Johnson is also an experienced curator, having curated shows in Maryland and New York and co-founding the Rotating History Project with Heather Rounds.

Andrew Shenker work is greatly molded around the concepts of consciousness, dreams, movement, and condition. Through his writing, drawings, curatorial work, and videography, Shenker provides a unique perspective on what it means to be “whole” or “intact.” Through various arrangements, 2-D and 3-D, Shenker tends to lead the audience to question the validity or value of order, structure, and meaning. Shenker’s work has been exhibited in various institutions in Virginia, and in cities like Baltimore, Maryland; and Chicago, Illinois.

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Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Surface Exhibition Opening Reception

 Zuzka Vaclavik

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Surface: Rebecca Brantley, Leigh Anne Chambers, Dana Jo Cooley, Zuzka Vaclavik

 

The Surface exhibition features 4 female artists utilizing surface design and pattern in their practice. Colorful and dynamic mixed media, painting and sculptural works will be featured.

A small works exhibit of female artists will accompany the exhibition featuring works by Elizabeth Mead, Kristin Skees, Jennifer Meridian, Christi Harris, Martha Jones, Christine Harris, Melissa Shapell, Kristen Peyton, and others.

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Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Celebration FOR/REAL: A Late Summer Party

Late summer party celebrating the FOR/ REAL Exhibition: Martin Johnson and Valerie Hardy.

Enjoy Refreshments and Meet the Artists and Curator

 

VALERIE HARDY

 

BIOGRAPHY/STATEMENT

 

Valerie Hardy has lived and worked as an artist in Virginia since 1981. She and her husband, the artist Martin Johnson, moved to the Church Hill area of Richmond in 2008. Their studios are at 107 E. Cary Street. She will be in Paris this coming November and December for a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts. Over her entire artistic career, Hardy has focussed on the interplay of the objects, the spaces, the light, the people, that catch her eye. Her challenge is to reveal the relationships among and between them, in a way that says something visually interesting while representing these things as identifiably themselves.

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MARTIN JOHNSON

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

FOR IS FORCE FOR US

Since the early 70's Martin Johnson (b.1951) has transformed words and materials into masses of unexpected visual, linguistic, and conceptual art forms using unconventional techniques and non traditional materials.  Johnson removes found objects and words from their original context, dislocating them in time and giving them new resonance as manipulated, juxtaposed, and often replicated subjects that convey his ideas and allows the viewer to develop his or her own.  Stylistically linked to 'Outsider Art', Johnson defies categorization.  A self described "untrained educated artist", he presents a unique hybrid of Conceptualism and Art Brut in the paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, installations and low-relief constructions that define this massive oeurve. Donad Kuspit wrote "Johnson is a true American Original".
 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Martin Johnson was born in New Jersey, in 1951, and moved with his family to Richmond at age five. He earned a degree in Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1974), and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1977). Upon graduating from UNC, Johnson moved to New York City where he was granted one of the first studios at PS1, the landmark institute of contemporary art that is now a permanent exhibition site for MoMA. Johnson’s early career garnered critical attention, including support from curator Marcia Tucker, gallery owner Phyllis Kind and Critic Donald Kuspit. He was represented by Phyllis Kind Gallery in Chicago and New York from 1979 to 1987, during which time his work entered numerous private collections, including those of famed contemporary collectors Donald and Mera Rubell and Herbert and Dorothy Vogel.

Recently, as part of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel’s “50 x 50” gift to museums and art institutions across America, Johnson’s work entered the collections of 36 museums throughout the United States, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the National Gallery of Art. Martin Johnson is showcased in the new film - Herb and Dorothy 50X50 which premiered at the Whitney Museum March 2013.  

 

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May
7
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception of For/Real: Martin Johnson and Valerie Hardy

The Linda Matney Gallery and the artists cordially invite you and a guest to attend :

The Opening Reception of For/Real: Martin Johnson and Valerie Hardy

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2-5pm      Enjoy Refreshments and Meet the Artists and Curator

5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg, VA      (757) 675-6627 Behind Carolina Furniture

 

 

VALERIE HARDY

 

BIOGRAPHY/STATEMENT

 

Valerie Hardy has lived and worked as an artist in Virginia since 1981. She and her husband, the artist Martin Johnson, moved to the Church Hill area of Richmond in 2008. Their studios are at 107 E. Cary Street. She will be in Paris this coming November and December for a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts. Over her entire artistic career, Hardy has focussed on the interplay of the objects, the spaces, the light, the people, that catch her eye. Her challenge is to reveal the relationships among and between them, in a way that says something visually interesting while representing these things as identifiably themselves.

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MARTIN JOHNSON

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

FOR IS FORCE FOR US

Since the early 70's Martin Johnson (b.1951) has transformed words and materials into masses of unexpected visual, linguistic, and conceptual art forms using unconventional techniques and non traditional materials.  Johnson removes found objects and words from their original context, dislocating them in time and giving them new resonance as manipulated, juxtaposed, and often replicated subjects that convey his ideas and allows the viewer to develop his or her own.  Stylistically linked to 'Outsider Art', Johnson defies categorization.  A self described "untrained educated artist", he presents a unique hybrid of Conceptualism and Art Brut in the paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, installations and low-relief constructions that define this massive oeurve. Donad Kuspit wrote "Johnson is a true American Original".
 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Martin Johnson was born in New Jersey, in 1951, and moved with his family to Richmond at age five. He earned a degree in Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1974), and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1977). Upon graduating from UNC, Johnson moved to New York City where he was granted one of the first studios at PS1, the landmark institute of contemporary art that is now a permanent exhibition site for MoMA. Johnson’s early career garnered critical attention, including support from curator Marcia Tucker, gallery owner Phyllis Kind and Critic Donald Kuspit. He was represented by Phyllis Kind Gallery in Chicago and New York from 1979 to 1987, during which time his work entered numerous private collections, including those of famed contemporary collectors Donald and Mera Rubell and Herbert and Dorothy Vogel.

Recently, as part of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel’s “50 x 50” gift to museums and art institutions across America, Johnson’s work entered the collections of 36 museums throughout the United States, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the National Gallery of Art. Martin Johnson is showcased in the new film - Herb and Dorothy 50X50 which premiered at the Whitney Museum March 2013.  

 

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Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

X-RA*DI*ANCE REVISITED AT THE LINDA MATNEY GALLERY

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X-RA*DI*ANCE REVISITED AT THE LINDA MATNEY GALLERY
X-RA*DI*ANCE, an exhibition of X-ray related art curated by Lita Tirak, was a milestone for the Linda Matney Gallery and the Williamsburg community. It featured the electric spark prints by the nineteenth-century Boston inventor Thomas Kinraide, contemporary spark prints by Jeff Behary, installations of glowing irradiated bodies marked with terrorism by Diane Covert, and the X-ray photographs of British artist Nick Veasey. In 2013, the Daily Press listed X-RA*DI*ANCE in top five exhibitions in Hampton Roads. Now, four years later, the Linda Matney Gallery is holding an event:X-RA*DI*ANCE REVISITED. On Friday, April 28th, the X-ray art will re-appear on the gallery walls for an exclusive one-evening engagement. Lita Tirak will deliver a meditative reflection on the aesthetics of X-ray images and the significance of the original exhibit. Jeff Behary, former Director of the Electrotherapy Museum, will demonstrate fascinating nineteenth-century electrical marvels used to make some of the art on the walls. Refreshments will be provided and conversation will be lively. Please join us on Friday, April 28th, 7-9pm at the Linda Matney Gallery for X-RA*DI*ANCE REVISITED.

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An Afternoon with Artist Ivan Mangov at the Linda Matney Gallery
Feb
25
4:30 PM16:30

An Afternoon with Artist Ivan Mangov at the Linda Matney Gallery

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Ivan Mangov's Strings of Spirits

Join us at the Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery for a mid-exhibition reception and an afternoon with the artist.

4:30-6pm

5435 Richmond Rd, Suite A, Williamsburg, VA 23188

(757) 675-6627 LindaMatneyGallery.com

 

Washington D.C. based painter and architect Ivan Mangov creates oil on canvas paintings using a complex technique of multilayered underpainting. After capturing with a camera all the stages of his work, he creates videos, that aim to provide a quick insight into a slow and gradual process of painting that takes many months. Thanks to this uncommon technique he is able to create strata composed of rich textures with strong coloristic features. Depicted characters that emerge and disappear gradually from and into an abstract matter are going through changes that occur in nature: processes of creation, corrosion, erosion and dissolution.

His oil painting techniques were mastered under the guidance of the well-known Serbian painter Zdravko Vajagić. Mangov holds two MA degrees: one in Interior Architecture from the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, and a second in Museography from the University of Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

He currently teaches as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Belgrade and occasionally leads international student workshops. His participation in various art projects has been well-received. In particular, the exhibition “Memory Update” held at the Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade won the prominent “Ranko Radović” award in 2014 for best exhibition of the year. In November 2016 his works were exhibited at The Smithsonian Associates in Washington D.C.

 

Reserve Tickets or RSVP to Curator@LindaMatneyGallery.com

 

 

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Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception for Ivan Mangov's Strings of Spirits

     Washington D.C. based painter and architect Ivan Mangov creates oil on canvas paintings using a complex technique of multilayered underpainting. After capturing with a camera all the stages of his work, he creates videos, that aim to provide a quick insight into a slow and gradual process of painting that takes many months.    Thanks to this uncommon technique he is able to create strata composed of rich textures with strong coloristic features. Depicted characters that emerge and disappear gradually from and into an abstract matter are going through changes that occur in nature: processes of creation, corrosion, erosion and dissolution. Through daring underpainting and radical transformations, distinctive portraits of time are created. They demonstrate the disappearance of ideals, the form that crumbles only to be restored to its original condition - the realm of shapelessness.       Bio       Born in 1979, Ivan Mangov is a Washington DC based painter and architect. His oil painting techniques were mastered under the guidance of the well-known Serbian painter Zdravko Vajagić. Mangov holds two MA degrees: one in Interior Architecture from the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, and a second in Museography from the University of Politecnico di Milano, Italy.    He currently teaches as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Belgrade and occasionally leads international student workshops. His participation in various art projects has been well-received. In particular, the exhibition “Memory Update” held at the Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade won the prominent “Ranko Radović” award in 2014 for best exhibition of the year. In November 2016 his works were exhibited at The Smithsonian Associates in Washington D.C.

 

Washington D.C. based painter and architect Ivan Mangov creates oil on canvas paintings using a complex technique of multilayered underpainting. After capturing with a camera all the stages of his work, he creates videos, that aim to provide a quick insight into a slow and gradual process of painting that takes many months.

Thanks to this uncommon technique he is able to create strata composed of rich textures with strong coloristic features. Depicted characters that emerge and disappear gradually from and into an abstract matter are going through changes that occur in nature: processes of creation, corrosion, erosion and dissolution. Through daring underpainting and radical transformations, distinctive portraits of time are created. They demonstrate the disappearance of ideals, the form that crumbles only to be restored to its original condition - the realm of shapelessness.

 

Bio

 

Born in 1979, Ivan Mangov is a Washington DC based painter and architect. His oil painting techniques were mastered under the guidance of the well-known Serbian painter Zdravko Vajagić. Mangov holds two MA degrees: one in Interior Architecture from the University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, and a second in Museography from the University of Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

He currently teaches as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Belgrade and occasionally leads international student workshops. His participation in various art projects has been well-received. In particular, the exhibition “Memory Update” held at the Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade won the prominent “Ranko Radović” award in 2014 for best exhibition of the year. In November 2016 his works were exhibited at The Smithsonian Associates in Washington D.C.

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Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception for Elaine Viel: Monoprints

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Elaine Viel –written by Michelle Erhardt, Art Historian, Christopher Newport University

 

To Elaine Viel art and politics are intrinsically linked. Whether representing concern for the environment, equal rights for women, or the consequences of war, Viel’s art is poignant and thought provoking. Inspired by the work of the Guerilla Girls and Ai Weiwei, her art is an expression of her moral and political beliefs as well as a beacon to social problems and injustices.   

A native of Houston, Texas she has lived a vibrant and colorful life, holding a number of diverse careers and living in far away and exotic locations, such as Nova Scotia, Hawaii, New Mexico, New Orleans, New Hampshire and southwest Virginia. In the 1970’s and 80’s, Elaine worked as reporter, editor & columnist for newspapers in New Mexico, Virginia, Texas and Louisiana, winning not only state press association awards but a national award from the National Association of Press Women.  

Since the 1970s art has been an underlying theme in Viel’s life. In 2004, Viel graduated with a degree in Studio Art from CNU. A proud alumna, in 2006 she became the department’s full-time administrative coordinator and university’s first Falk Gallery Manager.  In her tenure as manager, she oversaw the installation of over 100 exhibitions, gallery events, and artist’s talks. In the spring of 2015, Elaine retired from CNU after serving the university for twelve years.

 As a visual artist Viel has exhibited her work both internationally and across the United States. Most recently, she has exhibited in Eastport, Maine; twice invited to exhibit in the New Artists Unit in Tokyo, Japan and was invited to create a piece of public sculpture for the Mariner’s Museum environmental impact show, Message in a Bottle (2009).  Another of Viel’s sculpture is on permanent exhibition at the Charles H. Taylor Center in Hampton, Virginia. 

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Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Saturday 10/29 Art for a Cause: Gallery Talk with Shaun C. Whiteside/Fundraising for TACL-VA Continues

 .   View of the Salon Gallery. Final call on many works in the main gallery is October 29.     20% of our proceeds on works in our exhibitions in the main gallery and the salon benefit TACL-VA.org    Works at other venues such as Liz Moore and Associates and Hauser's are also included in the fundraiser.    

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View of the Salon Gallery. Final call on many works in the main gallery is October 29.

 20% of our proceeds on works in our exhibitions in the main gallery and the salon benefit TACL-VA.org

Works at other venues such as Liz Moore and Associates and Hauser's are also included in the fundraiser.

 

Fundraising Underway for TACL-VA.org

at our October 29 Event:

 

 

A Gallery Talk with

 

Shaun C. Whiteside

and the

Closing Reception for

 

Transmutation and Oceano

 

 

Saturday, October 29

2-5pm

 

 

Purchases of work in the exhibit and the Salon Gallery benefit TACL-VA.org

   

TRANSMUTATION is an exhibition of new paintings by Christopher Newport University's Department Chair Christi Harris and Radford Assistant Professor Shaun Whiteside. A large scale sculptural installation by Ryan Lytle, now an MFA student at Maryland Institute College of Art, completes this exhibit. See LindaMatneyGallery.com for additional information on these artists.

 

Photographer Phil Bekker's OCEANO accompanies the exhibit in the Entrance Gallery  

Phil Bekker’s work is in private and corporate collections worldwide and has appeared in many awards publications. Collectors include Hyatt Group Paris, Ann Cox Chambers, UPS Consulting, Polaroid International Collection, Silvercreek Country Club CA, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Judith Ripka, to name a few.

                                                                                                                                       

 

 

LINDA MATNEY FINE ART GALLERY/JOHN LEE MATNEY ART CONSULTING

5435 Richmond Road, Williamsburg VA, 23188   (757) 675-6627   LindaMatneyGallery.com and MobileMatney.com
 

200 yards back and to the right on the service lane at Carolina Furniture of Williamsburg. We are inside the security gate. We suggest you GPS their address-5425 Richmond Rd. We are to the right and just beyond their Loft Furniture Shop. We are 1/4 mile from the Premium Outlets and 7 minutes from downtown Williamsburg.  Appointments available at your location.

Gallery Hours :Wedneday-Saturday 10:30am-12pm and 2-5pm or by appointment.  We are in a our Newport News office on Tuesdays.                                                          

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Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception for Transmutation

You are cordially invited to attend

The Opening Reception for

 

Transmutation

Curated by John Lee Matney

 

Saturday, September 10

2-5pm

                                                                                                                                                                                

       

Featuring a special appearance by Christi Harris and Ryan Lytle

 

Enjoy a colonial beverage and other refreshments at the reception

 

 

TRANSMUTATION is an exhibition of new paintings by Christopher Newport University's Department Chair Christi Harris and Radford University's Shaun Whiteside. A large scale sculptural installation by Ryan Lytle, now an MFA student at Maryland Institute College of Art, completes this exhibit. See LindaMatneyGallery.com for additional information on these artists.

 


Photographer Phil Bekker's OCEANO accompanies the exhibit in the Entrance Gallery  

  • Phil Bekker’s work is in private and corporate collections worldwide and has appeared in many awards publications. Collectors include Hyatt Group Paris, Ann Cox Chambers, UPS Consulting, Polaroid International Collection, Silvercreek Country Club CA, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Judith Ripka, to name a few.

Transmutation curated by John Lee Matney.  

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Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception for Taking the Time to Look

Liz Moore & Associates is excited to partner with the Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery and the College of William & Mary to display local art in the lobby of their Oyster Point office. 

The art exhibit, "Taking the Time to Look", will be unveiled on Wednesday, September 7th and will be accompanied by a wine and cheese reception from 5-7pm.

"Taking the Time to Look, presented by the Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery, is an exhibit of six artists associated with the College of William and Mary. Multi-tasking and technology distract from the process of "looking" at works of art and appreciating the true nature of our inner lives and the world around us. Each of the selected artists has produced works that reflect, navigate, and celebrate the transformative nature of art on our perceptions of reality. These perceptions, in turn, can transform ourselves and the spaces where we live and work for the better. Whatever the media from painting and drawing to sculpture much of the works in this exhibit tend toward a softer palette which lends itself to numerous decorative applications." - John Lee Matney

See this LINK TO THE EVENT to RSVP

 

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Aug
27
12:00 PM12:00

Closing Reception for Both Sides Now: Jeffrey Whittle and Crisha Yantis

Please join Linda Matney Gallery  for the closing reception of Both Sides Now featuring paintings by Whittle and the sculptural works of Crisha Yantis.

Jeffrey Whittle is an artist, educator, curator and runner living in Athens, Georgia. He received his MFA in Painting from Cornell University and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He has been the recipient of numerous artist’s grants, residencies, and awards. In 2004 he was invited to be an Artist-in-Residence at the Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain and recently he was selected 100 UNDER 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art by Oxford American Magazine. He teaches studio courses at the University of Georgia and is the Gallery Director of the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.

Crisha Yantis grew up mostly in Olympia Washington. After many years in Seattle she relocated to Athens Georgia where she received her BFA in Ceramics at the University of Georgia. Her time in Georgia included working on clay sculpture, enjoying the southern community of clay workers, watching rainstorms, and dodging mosquitos. She completed her graduate studies in ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she spent summers enjoying the amazing bike trails and splendid cloud filled skies of Lincoln. She just relocated to Gunnison Colorado where she is navigating several new roles including - making a new body of work in clay, learning printmaking, balancing life as a new mother, and teaching part time for Western State Colorado University.

 
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Jul
29
5:30 PM17:30

A Celebration of the Ceramic Art of Thomas Lowell Edwards

 

A CELEBRATION OF THE CERAMIC ART OF 

THOMAS LOWELL EDWARDS

 

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SCULPTURE FOR UPSCALE DESIGN PROJECTS

 

OPENING RECEPTION

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016

5:30-7:30PM

 

ALSO SEE THE ONGOING EXHIBIT "BOTH SIDES NOW' FEATURING THE 

PAINTINGS OF JEFFREY WHITTLE ,AN MFA GRADUATE OF CORNELL,

AND THE CERAMIC ART OF COLORADO ARTIST CRISHA YANTIS

 

FLORALS , ANIMALS AND STAR-SCAPES POPULATE A CONTEMPORARY ICONOGRAPHY ALONG FIGURATIVE SCULPTURES

 

LINDA MATNEY FINE ART GALLERY

5435 RICHMOND RD

WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23188

(757) 675-66627

LINDAMATNEYGALLERY.COM

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Jun
25
3:30 PM15:30

Opening Reception for Both Sides Now: Jeffrey Whittle and Crisha Yantis

Please join Linda Matney Gallery and Jeffrey Whittle for the opening reception of Both Sides Now featuring paintings by Whittle and the sculptural works of Crisha Yantis.

Jeffrey Whittle is an artist, educator, curator and runner living in Athens, Georgia. He received his MFA in Painting from Cornell University and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He has been the recipient of numerous artist’s grants, residencies, and awards. In 2004 he was invited to be an Artist-in-Residence at the Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain and recently he was selected 100 UNDER 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art by Oxford American Magazine. He teaches studio courses at the University of Georgia and is the Gallery Director of the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.

Crisha Yantis grew up mostly in Olympia Washington. After many years in Seattle she relocated to Athens Georgia where she received her BFA in Ceramics at the University of Georgia. Her time in Georgia included working on clay sculpture, enjoying the southern community of clay workers, watching rainstorms, and dodging mosquitos. She completed her graduate studies in ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she spent summers enjoying the amazing bike trails and splendid cloud filled skies of Lincoln. She just relocated to Gunnison Colorado where she is navigating several new roles including - making a new body of work in clay, learning printmaking, balancing life as a new mother, and teaching part time for Western State Colorado University.

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Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

Painting Demo with Kent Knowles and the Closing Reception of the Kent Knowles:Passage Exhibit

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Join us for an all day painting demo with Kent Knowles and the closing reception of the Kent Knowles:Passage exhibit

Contact us at (757) 675-6627 or at info@lindamatneygallery.com for more information and to RSVP for this event

Kent Knowles is an American figurative painter and sculptor. The characters that populate his work are often women in perilous situations, occupying lush terrain. His most recent interests explore self-preservation and isolation. Kent lives on the outskirts of Atlanta with his wife and two children and is the Associate Dean of Fine Arts and Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition, Kent is the author and illustrator of the children’s book Lucius and the Storm (Red Cygnet Press, 2007).

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