July 31, 2014
GC Myers- Ascendant

GC Myers- Ascendant

Thank you to everyone who turned out for last Friday evenings opening reception for this year’s exhibit of new work from GC Myers.  And if you haven’t stopped in yet to see this great  show we urge you to make the effort as soon as possible while the show remains somewhat  intact.  There are several holes already where the paintings shown here have left the gallery to find new homes around the country–in Minnesota, New Hampshire and  2 in California.  So take a stroll down Corning’s Market Street to the West End Gallery and spend a little time with the GC Myers show.  It will be time well spent.

Plus, pencil in next Saturday, August 9 for Myers’ Gallery Talk from 1-2 PM.  It should be a good one so stay tuned for details!

GC Myers- Longtime Companions

GC Myers- Longtime Companions

GC Myers- Observers

GC Myers- Observers

Myers Show Opens Tonight!

July 25, 2014
GC Myers- Glimpse and Aspiration

GC Myers- Glimpse and Aspiration

Well, the West End Gallery here on Market Street is filled with  glowing landscapes with deep purple and orange fields , rich yellow skies and  an everpresent red tree.  It must be time for our annual exhibit of new work from GC Myers.  This year’s show is titled Layers and is, we believe, one of his finest shows at the gallery.  We strongly urge you to make an effort to see this show– it hangs beautifully in the gallery.

GC Myers- Longtime Companions

GC Myers- Longtime Companions

The show opens tonight, Friday, July 25th,  with  a reception that runs from 4:30 until 7:30 PM.  The artist will be in attendance throughout to answer your questions and give background information on individual paintings. It is a perfect opportunity to find out a bit more about this work.

As always, the reception is open to everyone.   It is a casual get-together with refreshments and snacks along with beautiful guitar music provided by William Groome.  So, stop in and have a glass of wine and take in some beautiful artwork tonight.

Also mark your calendars as there will an Artist’s Talk with GC Myers at the gallery on August 9th from 1-2 PM.  This is always a lively talk with some surprises and this year’s talk promises to be no different.  There will be more details in the next week or so so stay tuned!

We hope to see you in to the gallery tonight.  You will not be disappointed!

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GC Myers- Observers

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GC Myers- The Empowering

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GC Myers- Led to Gold

“Layers” Show Preview

July 23, 2014
GC Myers- Moon and Mood

GC Myers- Moon and Mood

Friday evening is the opening for Layers, the exhibit of work from GC Myers here at the West End Gallery.  The opening reception begins early this year, at 4:30 PM, so that those of you who are attending the Artful Raffle at 171 Cedar Arts can stop in and  take in the show beforehand.  The reception, with the artist on hand,  runs until 7:30 and has the guitar stylings of William Groome as well as light snacks and beverages.

The show is now fully hung in the gallery and looks great!  You can stop in anytime to take it in or if you can’t make it into the gallery you can click on the video below for a full preview of the show.

GC Myers/ “Layers” Show Opens Friday!

July 21, 2014

GC Myers- Layers We are pleased here at the West End Gallery to say that this Friday is the opening for our annual exhibit of works from artist GC Myers.  This year’s show is titled Layers and  is a body of work that fills the gallery with rich colors and forms, many with his signature Red Tree serving as the central figure.

Gary started his career with us back in early 1995 and has grown a substantial following around the country and abroad in the years since.  For the past twelve years we have been pleased to present a solo showing of his work each July and it has become one of the more popular shows on our calendar.  We believe this show ranks among the best of those shows and is one that should not be missed.

The exhibit, Layers, opens with a reception that runs from 4:30 until 7:30 Friday, July 25, at our Market Street gallery.  It will hang until August 29th.  Myers will be having an artist talk on August 9 — there will be more info on that in the next week.

Here is the statement for this show from GC Myers :

I chose the title for this year’s West End Gallery show, Layers, after a re-examination of my work where I tried to determine what themes might have appeared in it, often without thought or guidance from me, through the years. The thing that struck me was how often the paintings were about layers.

Layers in the literal sense, as in the Archaeology and Strata series where the actual underground layers’ patterns become integral rhythmic parts of the painting.

Layers of depth into the picture plane, represented often by a path passing through layers of rolling landscape. Usually to a distant horizon and a sun/moon beyond.

Layers of texture, often chaotic, in the surface of the paintings which add depth and meaning, catching and darkening colors in the depths and lightening them at the highest points.

Layers of color as in the skies of much of my work that require dozens and dozens of layers of color, to the point that only a tiny bit of most of the layers show through. But without each layer, even those that barely show, the painting would lack its fullness.

Layers of meaning. Most of these works have an easy accessibility and a simplicity that can be understood and enjoyed with a casual observation but beyond that there is a layer, even layers, of emotion that are often only revealed by a deeper examination, allowing the color, the forms and the textures to fully fill in the blanks.

Perhaps these layers represent those layers in our world, our emotional and spiritual spheres that, while unseen, move us forward in our lives.

I don’t know the why’s or the what’s of them. I only know that for me these layers add something to the work that I never could have imagined.


Last Days!

July 16, 2014

PooleSwimLThere are only a few more days to see the wonderful Martin Poole exhibit at the West End Gallery before it comes down.  This colorful show of his most recent work ends this Friday, July 18th so if you haven’t made it into the gallery yet, time is slipping away.  Take a moment to stop in and take in all the beauty and tranquility of this show.  And while you’re here, walk up to our Upstairs Gallery to catch the exhibit of  extraordinarily colored monoprints and paintings from the widely acclaimed Treacy Ziegler or take in new work from our other talented gallery artists.

There’s always something new to see here at the West End Gallery.

Also, mark your calendars because our next show is our annual show featuring new work from GC Myers.  The work from this year’s show, titled Layers, looks stunning and promises to be one of the highlights of our year.  Don’t miss this one!  The show opens Friday, July 25th.

In the Words of the Artist/ Martin Poole

July 10, 2014

PooleEndOfTheWorldLThe  fabulous Martin Poole show ends next Friday, July 18th.  Be sure to come in to see this work before it comes down.  Here’s what Marty Poole has to say about his work:

“I am a romantic.I believe that behind the surfaces we all recognize there is some kind of energy moving, like blood beneath our skin. Naming things, using things, “knowing” things – this stuff keeps our worried rational mind comforted, but we are most alive when we are touched. The closest we get to seeing the forces that move our lives around is when we feel raw nature at work – The rest of our time is waiting, longing. So art is a negotiation between our thirsty minds and the heated heart inside us that only needs art when it needs a voice. I don’t know where this is taking me, but after years of fooling around with words, music and paint, I think I know why.”

Ziegler Talk This Saturday!

July 8, 2014

ZieglerHotelOnTheSeaLJust a reminder that we are in the last two weeks of one of our most popular shows here at the West End Gallery. We urge you to take this opportunity to take in the oil paintings of Martin Poole on our main floor and the monoprints of Treacy Ziegler in our second floor showcase.

Plus, this coming Saturday, July 12, you have an opportunity to hear Treacy Ziegler give a Gallery Talk at 1 PM in the Upstairs Gallery.  She will discuss her new work as well as her experiences in giving art workshops to inmates in prisons around the country.  It should be a lively and interesting talk.  We hope to see you here on Saturday!

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