July 9, 2010
Face Off- Dustin Boutwell
Look for West End Gallery artist Dustin Boutwell in this month’s issue of the online magazine, POETSandARTISTS. There is a wonderful spread featuring a question and answer session with Dustin as well as some inside info on some of his unique signature pieces. It starts on page 64 which you can scroll to on the bottom of the page. It’s a great look at the work of one of the most talented painters to emerge from this area. Don’t miss it!
And to see more of Dustin’s new work, stop in starting July 22 at the West End Gallery. Dustin is one of the four artists in the Upstairs Showcase, Four Views. In this exhibit four of the gallery’s top artists- Dustin Boutwell, the late Tom Buechner, fresh off his recent solo show Marty Poole and Tom Gardner– each do their own interpretation of 2 photos submitted by each artist plus two from another artist not participating in the exhibit. So, there are ten photos with four differing versions of each. It should be a most interesting show! Must see!
Congratulations, Dustin, on the great article and on the great work!
Inchoate- Dustin Boutwell
February 4, 2010
Our annual exhibit of small paintings, Little Gems, opens tomorrow night. This year’s offerings really makeup a wonderful group of work and the walls are filled with selections from nearly every gallery artist in a wide range of styles and subjects.
In other words, there is something interesting for just about anyone.
From Dustin Boutwell’s tiny still lifes, like his Tootsie above, to the whimsical creature characters, such as Pig Brother shown here, from Wilson Ong, there are too many highlights to mention. We, here at the gallery, think this might be the best all-around group of small paintings we’ve had in the sixteen years that Little Gems has been held.
Little Gems opens Friday evening, February 5th, with a reception that starts at 5 PM and runs until 7:30 PM. We’ll be featuring the music of flute trio A.m.A. throughout the evening. This year’s reception is generously sponsored by a great friend of the gallery, Jo Ann Bonady and her son Joseph Bonady.
We look forward to seeing you there!