We here at the West End Gallery are excited by our next show which opens tomorrow evening, Friday, September 11. It’s an exhibit of new work from the widely collected gallery favorites Bridget Bossart van Otterloo and Brian Keeler. We hope you will make it to this always popular show!
This year’s West End Gallery show of new work from artist GC Myers, Home+Land, ends this coming Friday, September 4. It’s your last chance to see this popular show before it comes down for our upcoming exhibit of new work from artist Brian Keeler and Bridget Bossart van Otterloo which opens September 11.
We hope you can take some time and come into the West End Gallery and take in the colors and textures of Myers’ paintings before the show ends.
Just a reminder that this coming Saturday, August 1, the West End Gallery will be hosting the annual Gallery Talk with GC Myers. It’s has always been a well attended and entertaining event with a few surprises thrown in along the way. We expect the same with this year’s talk. As has been a tradition for the past several of his talks, there be a drawing to be held at the end of the talk where Myers will be giving away the painting shown below. It is titled Destiny Bound and is a 16″ by 20″ painting on canvas set in a gilded frame.
We suggest you get to the gallery a few minutes before the 1 PM starting time to register for the drawing which is free and open to all in attendance. It’s usually a fun event with give and take between the artist and the audience. So, if you’re the area on Saturday, please make plans to be with us for an entertaining and informative hour. Hope to see you here!
Here’s a short video that previews a number of the paintings from our new show from artist GC Myers, Home+Land, that opens Friday evening here at the West End Gallery. The reception, which is open to all, runs fro 5-7:30 PM so if you’re in the area, please stop in and join in. We’d love to see you here!
This Friday, July 17, marks the opening here at the West End Gallery for the annual exhibit of new paintings from artist GC Myers. The show is titled Home+Land and it’s a great looking show, filling the gallery with lots of saturated color and textures. We hope you can make it to the opening reception on Friday even from 5-7:30 PM at our gallery here on historic Market Street in Corning.
The artist will be on hand to answer your questions and there will also be music from guitarist William Groome as well as refreshments and light snacks. It’ll be a wonderful evening with a show that we think you definitely see.
Here is what Gary had to say about the title painting, at the top here, and the theme of this show on his blog, RedTreeTimes:
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
This is the title painting, Home+Land, for my next solo show which opens July 17 at the West End Gallery in Corning. It’s a pretty large painting at 36″ high by 48″ wide on canvas and one that fairly represents my feelings on how we are tied to the land, how we identify home with a sense of place. This is the theme for this show as well as for much of my work in general.
I have long equated the idea of home with the landscape, with how we are shaped by those places that we know from an early age. The rhythm, the shapes and the perspectives of the landscape that surrounds us becomes part of who we are , something that travels with us throughout our lives. Wherever we go, we look for similarities to that feeling of our home landscape.
It might be in the actual landforms or the way in which the vegetation interacts with the land and the structures of the homes there. It simply looks like home. Or it might be just in the way the light strikes the land or the rhythm and flow of movement within the landscape that create a level of comfort that equates to that feeling of home.
I know, for myself, that there have been places where I have been where the landscape has been so different from the hills and fields surrounding my original home yet I still feel a sense of being at home. And there are other places that, while similar in shape and having beauty and charms of their own, leave me uneasy and feeling out of place. And there are places in which I immediately feel out of place in an alien way, places to which I could never fully adapt. Definitely not at home.
I guess what I am trying to say is that home is a mix of feeling and place. It is that place where you feel as comfortable and satisfied in place as the Red Tree in the painting above.
This Friday, June 12th, marks the opening of this year’s exhibit of Recent Work from Martin Poole here at the West End Gallery. Once again, our Market Street gallery is aglow with Marty’s luminous oil paintings and we are truly excited to have people take a closer look at this extraordinary work. There is a wonderful blend of figurative and landscape paintings, all displaying Marty’s unique ability to capture light and space.
Just a great body of work and we hope you can make it to our downtown Corning gallery this Friday evening for the opening reception which runs from 5-7:30 PM. As always, the show is free and open to everyone. There is also music from guitarist William Groome and free refreshments and snacks.
Spring is in the air finally here at the West End Gallery and with that comes the annual show of new work from Tom Gardner, the well known painter of subjects of the Finger Lakes, as well as many from far beyond this area. Tom Gardner has been one of the foundations of the local art scene for decades , as a painter, sculptor and teacher and this show represents the best of his recent work.
This color-filled show opens Friday, May 1, with an opening reception with Tom from 5-7:30 PM and hangs until June 5 in the main gallery of our Market Street location in the historic Gaffer District of Corning. William Groome will be providing music with his wonderful guitar playing and there will be light refreshments and wine. Everyone is welcome as always and we hope to see you here at the gallery this Friday.