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Art & Culture Magazine Houston features artist NATHANIEL DONNETT

7 Dec

We are thrilled to share news that Houston, TX based artist Nathaniel Donnett has been featured in this month’s Art & Culture Magazine Houston in regards to his current solo exhibition ‘In One Form or Another; Verse One’ on view at Houston’s Art League through January 20th.

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“HOUSTON—For Nathaniel Donnett, whose work finds expression in a wide range of modes, the studio has a way of expanding beyond the walls of his art-making space into the larger world. For In One Form or Another; Verse One, his exhibition at Houston’s Art League on view through Jan. 20, Donnett is tying his own work to a long history of vibrant protest movements created by African Americans, while slyly referencing geometric abstraction.”  ~ Arts & Culture Magazine

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In other exciting news The Ulrich Museum in Witchita, Kansas has acquired an original work by Donnett for their collection titled ‘Leonora Draper’.  The piece, pictured above, incorporates human and synthetic hair, and graphite on paper!

You can find images of available work by Nathaniel Donnett on our website, and please contact the gallery for any additional details or inquiries!

 

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Save The Date!: JULIA MAE BANCROFT “Mending Moments” Opening

21 Nov

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Save the date for JULIA MAE BANCROFT’s inaugural solo exhibition, Mending Moments, and a holiday open house featuring selected small works by gallery artists!
 
Mending Moments 
A solo exhibition of mixed media works by JULIA MAE BANCROFT 
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 – January 4th, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 2pm-6pm 
The artist will be in attendance.

 
 
JULIA MAE BANCROFT, Mamie’s House, 2017, oil, gouache and collage with silk thread embroidery and pressed petals on iron grate, 12″x 11
EXHIBITION LOCATION
Morton Fine Art (MFA)
1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
Washington, DC 20009

HOURS
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
JULIA MAE BANCROFT,
Garden Party, 2017, ink, oil, gouache and mixed media on paper, 24″x15″   

About Mending Moments
 
Mending Moments is a title that describes both the literal process and the conceptual elements explored in the artwork I make. Using various fibers, mediums and textures, I stitch together layers of imagery, rearranging fragments and binding them back together to form a new ethereal moment for reflection. In this continued series I work to create intimate spaces where we can explore our own layers of memory, perspective, and phantasy.”
-Julia Mae Bancroft, 2017
In this series Bancroft intricately and thoughtfully applies layers of imagery onto paper using oil pastel, gouache, watercolor, various fibers and ink transfers.  Many of the pieces also incorporate embroidery hand stitched directly into the altered surface, complementing the figurative drawings.  The intentional absence of color allows the viewer to focus on the obscured perspectives and depth of texture throughout the narrative.  A typical artwork in her series Mending Moments takes 40-60 hours to complete.  

 
 
  
About JULIA MAE BANCROFT
Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Julia Mae Bancroft grew up deeply inspired by nature. In 2009 she moved to Washington DC where she attended The Corcoran College of Art + Design, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 2013. Spending a semester abroad living in London England Bancroft first explored interests in fashion design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art + Design. It was here that she began consistently incorporating hand stitching into artwork, incredibly moved by the one-of-a-kind practice of couture embroidery. The discovery of this medium in combination with Bancroft’s background in darkroom photography and painting melded into her current mixed media practice.
About Morton Fine Art
Founded in 2010 in Washington, DC, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is a fine art gallery and curatorial group that collaborates with art collectors and visual artists to inspire fresh ways of acquiring contemporary art. Firmly committed to the belief that anyone can become an art collector or enthusiast, MFA’s mission is to provide accessibility to museum-quality contemporary art through a combination of substantive exhibitions and a welcoming platform for dialogue and exchange of original voice.

For further information, please contact Amy Morton:  

MFA Welcomes Artist KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN

25 Jul
Morton Fine Art is thrilled to introduce artist KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN to our roster.
“My work’s abstractions arise from the subjects I portray: ecological and geological cycles, processes of chemical corrosion and natural efflorescence. With roots in traditions of Chinese landscape painting, my monumentally sized paintings and installations evolve a fantastic, abstract vision of the natural world.
The paper on which I paint is not only a recognition of a tradition of Chinese painting; it is also a medium of vulnerability and expansiveness, susceptible to crease and tear as well as to collage and collation.
In my most recent work, I hope to live in the tradition of landscape painting, experiencing it for what it has always been: an occasion for radical experimentation and confrontation with the world, in the broadest sense of the term that sustains us.”
– KATHERINE MANN, 2017
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Beard, acrylic, sumi ink, wood cut and silkscreen on paper, 60″x 61″
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Shade, acrylic and sumi ink on stretched paper, 60″x 40″
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Untitled, acrylic, sumi ink, wood cut and silkscreen on paper, 59″x 55″
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Window, acrylic and ink on paper, 72″ x 72″
If you would like to learn more about Katherine Mann or would like to see her work, please contact the gallery to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit.

New Artwork by JULIA MAE BANCROFT

18 Jul
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Unfixed, 2017, oil, watercolor and gouache on monoprint, 7″x 13.5″
We are excited to announce the arrival of three new pieces by mixed media fiber artist JULIA MAE BANCROFT as she continues to develop her series entitled Mending Moments, which was born in the late fall of 2016.  Here are a few words on her creative process:

“I am constantly collecting various pieces of inspiration including photographs, insects, plant life, memories, fabric and fibers.  I begin creating simply by observing these pieces of inspiration and meditating on their arrangement.  Slowly a narrative begins to reveal itself.  In a back-and-forth process of mark making and stitching this narrative, which began as a scattered observation, develops into its own moment.  The careful repetitive nature of stitching and binding my materials by hand allows me to enter a very tranquil and introspective space throughout the creative process and always leaves me feeling intimately attached to the artwork I create.”

— JMB 2017
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Moonlit Overcast, 2017, mixed media on wood panel hand-bound in linen thread, 26″x 24″
If you would like any additional details or information please contact us here at Morton Fine Art and click HERE to view other available work by the artist on our website.  Bancroft’s paintings are best observed when the naked eye can explore the highly textured surface and intricate incorporation of natural fibers.  Stop by the gallery anytime to see this incredible work up close in person!
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Ida Hill, 2017, oil, watercolor and gouache with hand-stitching on photograph, 10″x 5″ (SOLD)

Currently On View at MFA: AMBER ROBLES-GORDON “Awakening the Matrilineal”

17 Jan

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AMBER ROBLES GORDON,
Awakening the Matrilineal: Calling in the West, 34″x36″, mixed media on canvas
Awakening the Matrilineal- a visual exploration of Blackness and Matrilineality, is a
visual representation designed to awaken the bloodlines and ancestral
memories that links us all. Each annular form is enshrined in a circle of protection
created by the fusion of varying elemental and spiritual based practices and
interpretations of the visual languages and iconography the Ancient Egyptians, the West African Adinkra symbols, and the Sacred Geometry of other indigenous cultures worldwide. Each discoid focuses on a different aspect of the human experience as we relate to the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social planes of existence.
Awakening the Matrilineal’s full installation includes a grouping of 34″x36″, mixed media on canvas circles arranged in a larger circular formation.  Each circular form and its title is representational of both masculine and feminine balance, and of the people and their cultural makeup corresponding to a specific quadrant of the earth, namely: Calling on the West, The Female, Source: the One Within, The Male: Universe, Calling on the East, and Of the South and Fire.
For more information about Amber Robles-Gordon’s work, please contact the gallery.

Holiday Small Works Exhibition Up Until January 3, 2017

15 Dec

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The gallery is currently hung with a selection of small artworks in a variety of mediums by MFA artists. All artwork is available to take home if you are planning to give art as a gift this season. The show will be up until January 3, 2017. Please stop by and let us help you find that special something for the art lover in your life!

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VICTOR EKPUK at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College

6 Sep
 

 

 

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Ekpuk creating a wall drawing “Meditations on Memory” at the 2015 Havana biennale, Cuba.

Victor Ekpuk at the Tang Museum

September14th, 2016 – Artist Victor Ekpuk will create a new wall drawing at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College as part of the exhibition  “Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science.”

LECTURES AND CONVERSATIONS
Victor Ekpuk and Lisa Aronson, “Sixfold Symmetry”: 
4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. A “Dunkerley Dialogue” with artist Victor Ekpuk and Skidmore professor emeritus Lisa Aronson discussing Ekpuk’s large-scale wall drawing.

Venue:
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Phone: 518-580-8080

For more information at https://www.tang.skidmore.edu/

 

Click HERE to view available artwork by VICTOR EKPUK.