Waddy Armstrong, Untitled (detail); Tom Nussbaum, Tootsie Pop (detail); Greta Van Campen, From Barter's Point Road (detail)

Install

Install: Shirine Gill

install: Greta Van Campen, Shirine Gill

Greta Van Campen
First Bouquet, 2014
Acrylic on panel
18 x 18 inches
 

Shirine Gill
Untitled, 2017
Archival pigment print
37 x 26 inches
Edition 1 of 3

Shirine Gill
Untitled, 2017
Archival pigment print
37 x 26 inches
Edition 1 of 3

Shirine Gill
Untitled, 2017
Archival pigment print
37 x 26 inches
Edition 1 of 3

Install

Install: Greta Van Campen

Greta Van Campen
Northern Island, March, 2014
Acrylic on panel
8 x 10 inches

Greta Van Campen

October Dawn, 2017

Acrylic on panel

10 x 10 inches

 

Greta Van Campen

From Barters Point Road, May 22, 2017, 2017

Acrylic on panel

18 x 14 inches

Greta Van Campen

Farmland, Near San Antonio, 2015

Acrylic on panel

13 x 48 1/4 inches

Greta Van Campen

Sunset Near El Paso, 2015

Acrylic on panel

20 x 30 inches

Greta Van Campen
Nearing New Orleans, 2015
Acrylic on panel
20 x 30 inches

Install

install: Waddy Armstrong

Waddy Armstrong

Untitled, 2012

Oil on linen

20 x 24 inches

Waddy Armstrong

Untitled, 2012

Oil on linen

20 x 24 inches

Waddy Armstrong

Untitled, 2015

Oil on canvas

72 x 72 inches

Waddy Armstrong

Untitled, 2012

Oil on canvas

42 x 48 inches

Install

Install

Install: Muffin Bernstein

Muffin Bernstein
Eggplant Mandala, 2013
Dye infused aluminum, Edition 1/7
48 x 36 inches

Muffin Bernstein
Okra Mandala, 2011
Dye infused aluminum, Edition 2/7
48 x 36 inches

Install: Tom Nussbaum

Tom Nussbaum

Red and Blue, 2016

Giclee print on archival paper

10 x 13 inches

Tom Nussbaum

Night Sky, 2014

Giclee print on archival paper

10.5 x 13.5 inches

Tom Nussbaum

Pin Wheels, 2015

Giclee print on archival paper

10.5 x 13.5 inches

Tom Nussbaum

Tootsie Pop, 2013

Acrylic on welded steel

34 x 32.5 x 1 inches

Install: Max Ryan

Max Ryan

A Great Smile, 2017

Acrylic, mixed media and resin on panel

16 x 16 inches

Max Ryan

Neon Lights Through Raindrops, 2017

Acrylic, mixed media and resin on panel

36 x 24 inches

Install: Danielle Frankenthal

*represented by Nicole Longnecker Gallery

Danielle Frankenthal
Sub Rosa, 2014
Acrylic on Acrylite and metal gilding
31 x 31 inches

Danielle Frankenthal
Rain Sequence, tryptic, 2014
Acrylic on Acrylite and metal gilding
17 x 17 inches each

Install: Muffin Bernstein, Monarch

Muffin Bernstein
Monarch, 2017
Dye infused aluminum, Edition 1/25
8 inches diameter

Install: Greta Van Campen

Greta Van Campen

Striped Sunrise Study, 2017

Acrylic on panel

5 x 7 nches

Greta Van Campen

Looking Past Spectacles, 2017

Acrylic on panel

5 x 7 nches

Summer Celebration

Octavia Art Gallery | Houston

June 17 – July 8, 2017

Opening Reception: June 17, 5 - 7 pm


Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Summer Celebration, featuring artworks by seven national artists including: Waddy Armstrong, Muffin Bernstein, Greta Van Campen, Danielle Frankenthal, Shirine Gill, Tom Nussbaum, and Max Ryan.

Summer Celebration is an exhibition that reflects the joie de vivre of the summer season, concentrating on the celebration of life through art. Within this exhibition, each invited artist has worked with us to thoughtfully contribute artworks to healthcare facilities throughout New York and New Jersey. Octavia Art Gallery curates artworks from these artists and artists around the world to provide soothing and healing environments for patients and administrators. Our approach is to provide artworks that have an inspirational effect on the well being of others. Research concludes that art can change an individual’s physiology and have a calming and therapeutic influence. Through a careful selection of artworks and commissioned pieces, the gallery focuses on works that transcend the viewer.

The seven artists exhibited in Summer Celebration have diverse backgrounds and are at various points within their artistic careers. What ties these artists together through Celebration is that they all have donated time, tender, and talent to uplift the spirits of others in order to celebrate life through art.

 

Waddy Armstrong and Tom Nussbaum are known for works which explore the interaction of form and color. Establishing their own stylized vernacular through which they investigate varying concepts, their works are exploratory rather than didactic. 

 

Muffin Bernstein, Max Ryan, and Greta Van Campen share an interest in dynamic compositions, clean lines, and repetition of form. While working in varying media, their painting, photography, and mixed media works incorporate the energy of contemporary graphic culture while utilizing architectural elements and themes from nature.

 

Danielle Frankenthal and Shrine Gill create lyrical abstractions with depth, energy and an ethereal nature. Through both photography and painting, patterns from nature are morphed into abstracted color field studies, creating works that are independent from the original visual references.  *Danielle Frankenthal is represented by Nicole Longnecker Gallery


This summer season, we present Summer Celebration to inspire, uplift, and rejuvenate our senses and our souls through the beauty and power of art.