Save the date for our upcoming Summer Group Show “Splash”. FP Contemporary is excited to announce new artists @carlosramirezstudio and @probinsonart . The opening reception for “Splash” is Saturday, June 23. 3-5pm. The show will run through August 11th.
Image 1: Carlos Ramirez, ‘The Magnolia Tree’, 72 x 60 x 1.5 inches, mixed media on canvas
Image 2: Paul Robinson, ‘Summertime’, 38 x 48 x 1.5 inches, mixed media photography
Stop by the gallery this Saturday, June 9th to see the last day of the Dirk De Bruycker Solo Exhibition ‘Legacy’
image: Dirk De Bruycker, Rupture, 72 x 60 x 2 inches, mixed media on canvas
Congratulations to Betty Gold and her documentary “A Year with Betty Gold” for being accepted into the Madrid International Film Festival in July 2018. The documentary has previously been screened at film festivals across the world including Mallorca, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, etc. For more information about Betty Gold visit http://www.fpcontemporary.com
Betty Gold is a sculptor and painter based in Venice, California and Sante Fe, New Mexico. Gold was born in Austin, Texas in 1935 and continues to actively create paintings and and sculpture. Although Gold has traveled and worked in many different parts of the world, there is one location in particular that has had a significant influence on her creations: Mallorca, Spain.
“Velas II”, Mallorca, Spain
In 2010, Gold’s sculpture series titled ‘Velas De Mar’ premiered at the Museu Ca’n Prunera. The series contained sculptures with a variety of different sizes along with photography and a short film. The inspiration for the Velas series was fueled by the movement of sailboats on the Mediterranean Sea around the port of Palma de Mallorca near her residence. The Government of the Balearic Islands commissioned ‘Velas II’ to be built as part of their highway beautification project. It stands twenty-six feet tall (eight meters) at a major interchange on the island of Mallorca (see image above).
The geometric construct of Gold’s creations have been displayed throughout North America, Europe, Asia and beyond, whether it be at the edge of a highway or alongside works by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro at the Estación del Ferrocarril de Sóller, in Sóller, Mallorca or at Casa Pomar Flores.
In 2005, Gold was given a thirty-five year Retrospective, hosted by the City of Palma de Mallorca, at the centuries old Casal Solleric in the downtown’s historic district.
A full-length documentary titled “A Year with Betty Gold” debuted at The Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival in November 2017.
For further information, visit www.fpcontemporary.com
like the beat of a battle drum,
Hallowed cries of victory
Within the capillaries
of your body,
A faint pulsation of adrenaline,
Fresh from the free fall of another
Spiralling of self control,
Beneath layers of fair, smooth skin
lies the undulating tide of blood
Cascading down narrow slivers
of your veins.
each shuddered breath
is another catalyst of
Another slam on the accelerator
that surges you further down
the fast lane,
Those faint pulses of yours
Never cease to amaze me.
– “Pulse” by LJ Chaplin
*click the images below to see details about Dirk De Brucker’s series of Pulse paintings
Dirk De Bruycker, “Nicoya I”, 30 x 4 x 2 inches, oil and mixed media on canvas
Dirk De Bruycker, “Pulse III”, 30 x 4 x 2 inches, oil and mixed media on canvas
Dirk De Bruycker, “Pulse II”, 30 x 4 x 2 inches, oil and mixed media on canvas
Dirk De Bruycker, “Crimson Pulse I”, 30 x 4 x 2 inches, oil and mixed media on canvas
Some photos from the ‘Legacy’ opening reception April 14, 2018. ‘Legacy’ will be on display to June 9th, 2018. To be immersed in a world of color, stop by the gallery Tuesday – Saturday during hours 11 am- 6 pm.
For more information, please visit the gallery website www.fpcontemporary.com
In case you missed the opening reception, heres a link for a video preview of Dirk De Bruycker’s solo exhibition “Legacy”. “Legacy” will run from April 14 – June 9, 2018. Click the link to watch the “Legacy” video preview . For more questions, visit the gallery website at www.fpcontemporary.com.
Dirk De Bruycker’s solo exhibition is up and ready for viewing! Be sure to stop by at the opening reception this Saturday April 14th from 3 -5 pm to see the beauty of “Legacy” yourself. The show will run till June 9th, 2018. For more information visit the gallery website at www.fpcontemporary.com
FP Contemporary is proud to present the opening reception for Dirk De Bruyckers’ solo exhibition titled “Legacy”. The reception will take place April 14th, 2018 from 3 – 5 pm. the show will run through June 9th.
For more information, please visit the gallery website at www.fpcontemporary.com
Dirk De Bruycker, ‘Pentas’, 84 x 72 x 2 inches, oil and mixed media on canvas
Dirk De Bruycker, ‘Cadmium Blossom, 60 x 48 x 2 inches, oil and mixed media on canvas
Harry Moody’s “Abstract #327” consists of four primary colors that correlate directly with some strong psychological properties. Red is the longest wavelength in the color prism. It has the property of appearing to be closer than it is and grabs your attention first. Blue is believed to be the color of the mind and is essentially soothing, which creates relaxation. Yellow is a relatively long color and essentially stimulating, in this case the stimulus is emotional. Green is a color that strikes the eye in such a way as to require no adjustment and is therefore is restful.
To see Harry Moody’s paintings in person, be sure to visit the gallery before his solo exhibition “Untitled” closes on Saturday April 7, 2018.