Upcoming Summer Group Show “Splash”

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.

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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

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Artist Spotlight – Betty Gold: Velas Sculpture Series

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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.

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“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.

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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

“Pulse” by LJ Chaplin

Thud thud,
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
and oxygen,
Cascading down narrow slivers
of your veins.
each shuddered breath
is another catalyst of
Life,
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 Bruyckers Solo Exhibition: “Legacy”

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

 

Primary colors and psychological properties in Harry Moody’s “Abstract #327”

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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.