Jane Deering Gallery presents “GEOFFREY BAYLISS | Prints, Drawings — the rhythmic and lyrical” with an opening reception on Friday August 12th from 6-8pm @ 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester.
Bayliss is known for the sensitivity and sophistication of his ink drawings and viscosity monotypes, in which every mark is candid and purposeful, avoiding excess. In recent years, the artist has turned his attention to the linocut method of printmaking. The intensity and purity of line that has characterized his previous work is transformed under the imperatives of making the carved line, opening a new field of exploration and complexity. The gallery is pleased to present a portfolio of unique linocut prints, some of which also incorporate monotype processes. A selection of his lyrical ink drawings will be included.
Geoffrey C. Bayliss earned a BA in architecture from Columbia University. He has studied with painter Celia Eldridge, printmaker Coco Berkman and American sculptor John Bozarth with whom he has also collaborated. Bayliss’ work has been included in numerous group shows; his work is held in private collections in the US. Bayliss lives and maintains a studio on Cape Ann in Gloucester, Massachusetts. This is the artist’s second solo show with Jane Deering Gallery.
The gallery is open Thursdays-Sundays 12noon – 5pm, with late night on Saturday til 7pm. And by appointment. 917-902-4359 . firstname.lastname@example.org . janedeeringgallery.com
What is the best way to introduce a new Rocky Neck oil painter to Good Morning Gloucester?
Here is his website… www.paintpaintpaint.org
Also… here is a video from his recent Madfish Alley Opening Reception at 77 Rocky Neck Avenue.. 01930… with LaPierre on the big bass joining Gary Shane and friends jamming!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxhpFeF3j_o&feature=youtu.be
This current show is a 25 year retrospective of Stephen’s selected plein air oil paintings, along with his evolving studio series.. Clowns with Cell Phones…where we are each and all the clowns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPES!!!!!
The Rocky Neck Art Colony is delighted to welcome sculptor Richard Crangle as the fifth Summer Artist in the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s Summer Artist Series at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck. His show opens on Wednesday, August 10 and continues to August 30 with the opening reception on Saturday August 13, from 6-8 pm.
Crangle creates refined sculptural forms and furniture that summon a reverence for nature, embracing the wood’s natural character. He incorporates time honored craftsmanship combined with contemporary expression.
Crangle’s inspirations include the coastal setting of his New England quarry studio, architecture, and the influence of Japanese and Arts & Craft Masters. His experience in custom home building, furniture and architectural detail interplay as foundation for his collection. Using local, reclaimed, and exotic woods his vocabulary of abstract and organic themes, repeated patterns and textures evoke the inclusion of visual grace, movement and innovation.
The work of Richard Crangle is in the permanent collection of the Peabody Essex Museum and numerous private collections. He was awarded the judge’s award for sculpture at the Marblehead Arts Association and Best of Show in the 2015 seARTS Wearable Art show with a beautiful dress made up of over 500 individually hand cut, shaped, ebonized cherry and bloodwood mosaic elements that shimmered and turned like bird feathers. Crangle is represented by the Mecox Gallery in East Hampton, NY; Flatrocks Gallery in Gloucester, MA; and Piscatagua Fine Art Gallery in Portsmouth, NH.
For more information about the show call Gallery 53 at 978-282-0917.
The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists from Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For up to date information visit rockyneckartcolony.org
Darren Taylor Show and Opening
Darren Taylor, local fine-furniture woodworker, is especially proud of an extraordinary piece that he has just completed – an elegant personal bar with five saddle stools. To build this spectacular piece, Taylor used reclaimed lumber from the historic Birdseye Building water tower. Originally built in 1917, the Birdseye tower was constructed of old-growth cypress. No metal, screws or nails, were used in the making of this tower – only dowels – which are still evident throughout the bar. The bar is made from the last remaining pieces of lumber from this historic site. Taylor has previously used this reclaimed wood to make five tables for the Cape Ann Brewery in Gloucester.
The bar is 6 1/2 feet wide, 3 feet deep with a base 3 1/2 feet high. Including the rack for glasses storage, the overall height is 7 feet. The base includes adjustable shelves, wine rack and drawers.
Taylor, a fine-furniture woodworker since 1994. set up his own fully-equipped shop, Massachusetts Woodworks, in 2008, where he specializes in quality one-of-a-kind heirloom furniture and built-ins. Taylor’s first experience woodworking was with his grandfather, Charles Babe Melanson, builder of lobster traps at Melanson’s Mill. At age 7, it was Taylor’s job to shovel the sawdust for $1 a bag.
This very special piece of craftsmanship, with such a unique historic background, will be on display from Aug. 6 through Aug. 20 at Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative, 121 Main St., Gloucester MA. There will be a reception, with live entertainment by John Jerome, Saturday, Aug. 13th from 6:00-9:00, where you can meet the artist and view this wonderful piece.
Artist Talk with Julie Graham
The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present this year’s Goetemann artist-in-residence, Julie Graham, on Sunday August 14 at 2:00p.m. This program marks the 7th year of collaboration with the Rocky Neck Art Colony for the Distinguished Artist/Teacher Goetemann Artist in Residence lecture. The Goetemann Artist Residency program was established in 2005 by long-time Rocky Neck artists Gordon and Judith Goetemann.
This program is free and open to the public.
Image: Julie Graham, Adjacent, 2014, mixed media on wood and panel, 15 in. x 24 in.
In this illustrated talk, Graham will addresses the evolution of her work, focusing on the importance of source material and inspiration, as well as how those things may change or stay the same over the course of a career.
Graham is a painter, photographer and sculptor. She is represented by Kingston Gallery in Boston and is on the faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.