In Our Gallery: David Kahn

"Ten Ten Ten" by David Kahn

Baldwin Hill Art & Framing is proud to host Natick fine art photographer David Kahn for the month of March.  For Kahn, taking a photograph is just the beginning of the creative process.  He then processes the images using state-of-the-art computer technology to achieve his vision.  He calls this approach “painting with photographs”.  Like a painter’s palette, Kahn uses photographs as color and design elements as part of a lager works.  This art of montage makes it possible to express visual ideas in new and exciting ways.

David’s works will be on display in our gallery through March 31.  We will hold a reception in the gallery on March 23 from 5-9PM.

Photographs By Elyssa Conley @ TCAN!

"Clergy And Tourist" by Elyssa Conley

We are proud to announce that our very own designer Elyssa Conley will be exhibiting her images in a show at The Center for the Arts Natick, 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA, from February 29- March 31, 2012.  Elyssa’s exhibit is titled “The Eclectic Lens”.   The exhibits can be viewed during TCAN’s normal business hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 12 Noon – 6 pm.

Elyssa Conley studied photography at the Art Institute of Boston as well as art and design at Lasell College. Her photography is diverse and includes subjects taken from nature as well as her travels in the United States and abroad. Her images have been described as having a ‘tranquil and ethereal’ quality. Elyssa says she is most passionate about “capturing the magic of light in the early morning or late afternoon which creates long shadows that enhance contours and texture, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.”

Inspired by the work of Galen Rowell, Andre Gallant and Trey Ratcliff, Elyssa uses the digital darkroom to enhance her artistic vision. She also enjoys experimenting with various creative post-processing techniques, including High Dynamic Range Imaging, the Orton technique, texture overlays and mirror imaging.

Elyssa has exhibited her work in various galleries around the Boston area. She has won numerous camera club photography competitions, was the winner of the ‘Focus on Natick’ held by Natick 360 planning commission and her image ‘Clergy and Tourist’ won Editor’s Choice in Digital Photographer magazine.

For more information:

Elyssa Conley Photography

The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)

"Calla Lily Heart" by Elyssa Conley

Francis Bacon Centennial Reception, October 29, 2009

after_velasquezBaldwin Hill Art & Framing will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Irish/English painter Francis Bacon with a reception Thursday, October 29 from 5:00 to 8:00PM. Reproductions of a number of Bacon works will be on display. The event is open to the public.

Francis Bacon (1909-1992) was one of the most important and influential painters of the 20th century. An admirer of Picasso and friend of Lucien Freud, he took abstract expressionism in a new direction, emphasizing the raw physicality of his subjects and the emotional intensity of the artist. His over-sized paintings often depict human and animal subjects in altered and distorted poses. Perhaps his best-known work is Study after Velasquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X, which is commonly referred to as “The Screaming Pope”.

Three of the reproductions available are from the estate of Dr. Saul Gurevitz of Brookline and Wellfleet. The late Dr. Gurevitz, a psychoanalyst, particularly enjoyed the nightmarish imagery of the Bacon works in his varied fine arts collection. “We are proud to be able to offer these works to the public”, says gallery owner James Paradis. “The Study for a Bullfight #1, featured prominently in our gallery, never fails to elicit a reaction from viewers”.

Click on the “Our Store” link for a map and directions to our gallery.

Reception August 13, 4-8PM

Miro: "Vent Parmi Les Roseaux" Plate 3

Miro: "Vent Parmi Les Roseaux" Plate 3

Baldwin Hill Art & Framing will be holding a reception Thursday, August 13 from 4 to 8PM to showcase new arrivals from the estate of Dr. Saul Gurevitz. Works include lithographs by Joan Miro and Marc Chagall and paintings by Xavier Gonzalez.

Dr. Saul Gurevitz (1920-2001) was a painter, sculptor, and psychoanalyst. He was born in Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania). He was a Holocaust survivor, having lost his entire family during World War II. While he was encouraged to take art lessons as a child, his primary interest was in the human mind and the developing field of psychoanalysis. After acquiring a PhD at the University of Zurich, he came to the United States in 1948, began practicing analysis in New York City and also began painting and sculpting. Later he moved to Wellfleet and then Brookline, Massachusetts where he began collecting art. He collected mainly 20th-century abstract art including works by Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Xavier Gonzalez, Alexander Calder, and Francis Bacon.

Upcoming items from his collection include lithographs by Francis Bacon, Alexander Calder, and Mikhail Chemiakin. Works from this collection will be on display and available for sale through the end of 2009.

Thursday, July 16 – Double Reception!

Please join us Thursday, July 16 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM for not one but two celebrations!

artwalk-banner-smallFirst, we will be hosting Natick artist Tamu (Tamara Gurevitz) as our guest for this month’s Natick Center Art Walk. Art Walk features over thirty downtown merchants hosting local artists for a fun, festive evening! Tamu will have a variety of her whimsical “Coo Creatures” on display, and will hold a live clayworking demonstration.

"Coo Creatures"

Joan Miro: "Vent Parmi les Roseaux"

Joan Miro: "Vent Parmi les Roseaux"

Second, we will be hosting the formal reception for our Summer Fine Art Sale featuring works from the estate of Dr. Saul Gurevitz of Brookline, MA and Wellfleet, MA. This reception will feature works by Joan Miro, Robert Rauschenberg, Xavier Gonzalez, and Marjorie Lessor. Additional works by Francis Bacon, Mikhail Chemiyakin, and others will be unveiled throughout the summer!

Please join us for both of these festive events!