Friday, August 2nd 2019 - Monday, September 2nd 2019
As the warmth of summer days and nights begins to wind down the romance comes alive in a new show at Ella W. Richardson Fine Art. Painting duo Evgeny and Lydia Baranov are back with a collection of stunning European beauties, from old wooden sailboats in Cornwall, Normandy, Holland and Lake Garda to alfresco dining in Venice. Every year, the Baranovs seem to expand their horizons both in travel and artistry and we are so honored to exhibit their masterpieces in the gallery.
Their style, a blend of realism and impressionism captivates audiences as does their unique method of collaboration. In many of their paintings, the artists work simultaneously on the same canvas while painting en plein air. Working in a duet enables them to perform faster and evaluate their own accomplishments in a more comprehensive manner. "As always with collaborative work, the greatest challenge is learning to respect the opinion of the creative partner and to accept constructive criticism," they say.
This collection is particularly striking because of the color palette they were working from. You have a range of pinks in the Peonies, to burnt red and mustard yellow of a row of ancient buildings that house restaurants and shops in Venice to the sailing vessels of European ports including Hoorn and Honfleur. There are also works from the small villages of Malcesine and Cassone. You can't help but smile when you look at the Baranovs' works: they ooze warmth in every brushstroke.
Born in Moscow, Evgeny Baranov and Lydia Velichko Baranov are known internationally for their exquisite oil paintings. Evgeny received his Masters of Science in Architecture from the Moscow Architectural Institute in 1984 and Lydia received the same degree in 1987. The two met when they were working as architects with the Institute of Special Projects in Restoration, Moscow. They were married and moved to the United States in 1990. Notable collectors of their work include the Royal Family of the United Kingdom, the Hearst Family, the Clint Eastwood Family, and the Russian Federation. They have been featured in numerous publications, including Art of the West, The Artist's Magazine, Southwest Art, and PleinAir magazine and have accrued countless awards from competitions over the years. Most recently, the Baranovs won First Place in the June-July 2015 PleinAir Salon sponsored by PleinAir magazine.The Baranovs currently reside in Pebble Beach, California.
Friday, September 6th 2019 - Monday, September 30th 2019
Mike Basher "RELATIVITY" A New Exhibition of Large Format Black and White Photography
The dependence of various physical phenomena on relative motion of the observer and the observed objects, especially regarding the nature and behavior of light, space, time and gravity...
Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art is pleased to announce Relativity, a new solo exhibition
of large format silver gelatin black and white photographs by artist Mike Basher. The artist reflects upon his profound regard for our environment. Engaging in form and emotion, this collection of photographs displays a definite subject in an obscure place, which speak directly to a broad audience. Merging photography and design, Basher carefully crafts these thought provoking vignettes on large sheets of black and white film, which deliver a richness and clarity to his works.
Hunting Island Studies
Located at the southern coast of South Carolina, Hunting Island is constantly transforming. Over the past century, this barrier island’s shore line has been driven inland by over a mile, due to sand migration. Recent hurricanes have accelerated this process, leaving structures weakened and trees stranded and uprooted in the surf.
Through long exposures, this series of photographs shows these natural processes as they occur.
Pound Net Studies
Unlike many other methods of net fishing, psych as trawling, where literal tons of by-catch fish per haul can die, the use of pound nets is a sustainable method of harvesting fish, which has been used for centuries. The tide and natural water currents guide fish along these nets, where they find their way into the larger round area for harvest. Once netted and measured, the targeted species is kept, and any unwanted species are released, alive.
For the past sixteen years, Mike Basher has traveled the globe photographing
campaigns for large corporations such as Under Armour, Reebok and The North Face, working with celebrities and athletes like Michael Phelps, Lindsey Vonn, and Andy Murray. This selection of his photography is the antithesis.
His inspiration for his work comes from the solitude of the outdoors. Mike's sublime, minimalistic photographs take a look at scenes often visited by others, yet his approach in isolating subjects leaves the viewer to often question, and even disregard its whereabouts.
Working exclusively with large format black and white film, each image is carefully crafted-seen through the process of making a precise exposure, hand developing the negative, final printing and display. This involved, hands-on craft brings him close to
his work. What the viewer sees is essentially an extension of his persona. Quiet and precise, yet bold.
The artist will be at the gallery located at 58 Broad Street for his exhibition opening. Friday, September 6th from 5:00 until 8:00 pm the reception will coincide with the Charleston Art Gallery Association Art Walk in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The show will be on view through September 30th, 2019.
Friday, October 4th 2019 - Thursday, October 31st 2019
"Everyday Romance" is an exhibition of new works by Jeff Jamison. The reception opening will be help Friday, October 4th from 5 until 8pm. Please join us for refreshments and an opportunity to chat with the artist.
Jamison imbues a combination of nostalgia and timelessness into his paintings through use of a contemporary style. This might seem paradoxical, and perhaps it is, but it is what makes his works so enigmatic. They are beautiful and mysterious, light and carefree and above all, they invite you to participate with your imagination. The cities Jamison features might appear to be New York or Paris, but look close! Many paintings are in fact the cities of his dreams— mashups of places he has been and places he wishes to go. Because of the ambiguity of people and places, Jamison's works offer something to everyone.
Born in 1958 in West Memphis, Arkansas, Jamison became interested in art at an early age. He began taking classes as a means of learning how to capture the light and shadows that held his constant attention. His serious art studies began at Middle Tennessee State University in 1977. In 1982, Jamison enrolled at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After two years, he graduated and was offered the position of Editorial Illustrator for the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel newspaper. During this time, he also worked as a courtroom sketch artist in the Manuel Noriega trials in Miami. His award-winning illustrations began to fill national publications, including magazines and novel covers.
Eventually deciding to convert to painting, Jamison utilizes his skill for drawing and scale combined with learned Old Master techniques and his own contemporary impressionistic creativity. He calls his process “controlled chaos.” His awards and honors include: Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils – Award of Excellence (2009); Paint America Association’s Paint the Parks Top 100 (2007); Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Mini Show Finalist (2007); Salon International Museum of Contemporary Masters - Third Place, Honorable Mention, and Jury Top 50 (2004, judged by Pino); National Park Services “Arts for the Parks” Competition - Mini Top 100 (2004); National “Paint Christopher Columbus” contest – Winner (1994).
Friday, November 1st 2019 - Saturday, November 30th 2019
Friday, December 6th 2019 - Thursday, January 2nd 2020