Art review: Darkness amid radiance for Isaacs and Minter

The two artists appear to take a poignant departure in ‘Finding Values’ at the Greenhut Galleries in Portland. by Daniel Kany   Henri Matisse’s paintings are deliriously appealing, yet neither their attractiveness nor their brilliance entirely explains their success. Finding the words to explain it eludes even most experts. Words, after all, follow ideas. Words…

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ABSTRACTION goes long at Greenhut Galleries

Despite some crowding, the show is full of thought-provoking work. BY DANIEL KANY Established in 1977 by Peggy Golden, Greenhut Galleries is Portland’s oldest gallery. Frost Gully Gallery in Freeport, which opened in 1966, closed last year, making Greenhut the respected elder of the Portland area gallery scene. Greenhut is now showing “Abstraction,” a rather…

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New Exhibition: A Creative Adventure in Printmaking

The Hudgens Center is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition, A Creative Adventure in Printmaking: Prints from the Experimental Printmaking Institute, curated by Curlee Holton. This exhibition and collaboration between artists and institutions represent an inspired effort to celebrate the creative process and the sharing of that engagement with audiences of artists, educators and students.…

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Interview with Grant Drumheller

I’m pleased to present this interview with painter Grant Drumheller where he talks about his background, work, process and thoughts on painting. There will be a solo exhibition at the Prince Street Gallery in NYC December 1 – 29, 2016. The Prince Street Gallery exhibition catalog has an essay by the poet Charles Simic who…

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American Art Collector Magazine covers Jeff Bye’s “Urban Exploration”

In Pennsylvania painter Jeff Bye’s new exhibition, Urban Exploration, the painter examines buildings—interiors and exteriors—that time has forgotten, buildings that have ceded control from their human caretakers to nature’s unrelenting, but painfully slow, grasp. His works of dusty interiors with cracked wood flooring and empty buildings with ominously empty windows evoke a sense of the post-apocalypse, but also of simple urban decay in…

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Joel Babb painting sells at Barridoff Auction

On May 6, 2016 “The Green Fuse” an oil on canvas painting (76×54 in.) sold for $36,000 at Barridoff Auction. It was the highest sale price for a living artist in this auction. Joel Babb’s solo show of new work will be exhibited at Greenhut Galleries this coming October. The show will be up from…

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