Our current exhibition, Photorealism: The Everyday Illuminated will be on display for three more weeks.
Today we present to you David Parrish and his painting Ferris Wheel. With plentiful color, brilliant motion, and unique composition, Ferris Wheel stands out as one of Parrish's important masterpieces.
|Photorealism: The Everyday Illuminated - an exhibition at Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art gallery|
"Four decades as an 'official' Photorealist--the early decades spent chasing, photographing, and painting motorcycles...Then later, the porcelain Elvises, Marilyns, Deans, the masks, the myriad kitschy gewgaws, toys, and thrill rides that were such fun to paint--the time has passed so quickly.
Now a fifth decade, I hope, and thanks to a generous friend who encouraged me to enter the new age, I have a PC, a printer, and a couple of point-and-shoot digital cameras--a whole new way to view the world! Small, lightweight, very portable--I carry a digital camera everywhere I go.
Today I am working on another motorcycle painting agian, at the same old stand, in the same old way, translating a photo image onto canvas with oil paint and sable brushes, but I've got a whole new toolbox full of goodies to help me accomplish the task a little bit more easily, and it's beginning to feel like the good old days all over again."
- David Parrish
Photorealist artists Bertrand Meniel, Gus Heinze, Ben Schonzeit, Ralph Goings, Robert Cottingham, Don Jacot, and Tom Pfannerstill have successfully utilized their expert skills to turn the urban banal into the beloved. Their mastery of nuance and detail invites the viewer to experience the beauty and excitement of city life.
|Ben Schonzeit painting / Sixth Avenue|
|Bertrand Meniel painting / Roaring|
|Don Jacot painting / Ecstasy and True Love|
|Gus Heinze painting / Allstate|
|Ralph Goings painting / Laundry Interior|
|Robert Cottingham painting / Boulevard Drinks|
|Tom Pfannerstill sculptures / Subway & Pepsi|
For more information, see exhibition page Photorealism: The Everyday Illuminated
"Art, for me, is the narration on canvas of everyday life experiences." -Roberto Bernardi, Photorealist painter
|Roberto Bernardi - "Le Due Luci"|