Outside the Lines
February 15- March 15
Opening Reception: Saturday February 15th, from 7 – 10pm
“JULY 11, #4” by Paul Lorenz
Outside the Lines focuses on the fundamentals of art and design: color, form and line. In this vibrant showcase, internationally recognized artists and regional talent including Paul Lorenz, Sal Zagami, Robin Antar, Ron Burkhardt, Durand Seay, Irene Neal, Lara Campiglia, Puneeta Mittal, JoAnn Cox, Lee Ables, He Zhang, Gina Rossi, John and Elli Milan, Carmelo Midili,Jennifer Mercede, and M.K. Hargrove join Texas based Artists, Carol Ordemann, Jared Lee, Jean-Paul Khabbaz, Jeff McClung, Michael Broussard, Kay Dalton and Leanne Venier.
With an education in Bauhaus architecture and fine art, Paul Lorenz depicts abstraction in its purest form, geometry. Bridging the principals and immediacy of painting, drawing and sound with the logic and detail of architecture, Paul’s artwork becomes defined by his multi-disciplinary process of expression. “Abstraction is not a style, but a state of mind…a way of thinking about action, time and circumstance, confidence and risk-taking, boldness and subtlety.” Paul exhibits with numerous galleries in the USA and Europe. As a member of Pintura Fresca, an international group of abstract artists, he has exhibited worldwide, with past exhibitions in Australia, Singapore, Austria, England and Sweden. Paul had his first solo exhibition in Europe in 2009 at Galerie Daniel Vignal in Toulouse, France, and was the only US resident to participate in the historic Realites Nouvelles exhibition in Paris in 2012 and 2013.
“Running with the Horses” by Durand Seay
Artist and architect, Durand Seay, incorporates symbols of balance, serenity and spirituality to transform space into form, while evoking a sense of natural movement and temporal abstraction. His Paintings are inspired by a fascination with structures found in nature; and at times, the work becomes surreal, exploring the subconscious mind through fantastic imagery. With his intuitive character, the art is guided by spontaneity and expresses a sensual and abstracted language.
Irene Neal is one of the first members of the New New Painters, and her work has been seen in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues worldwide, including The National Galerie, Prague; Museum of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach; Musee du Bas-Saint Laurant Riviere de Lupe, Quebec; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; and The National Arts Club, New York. Collections include the Flint Institute of Arts, MI; The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Planetarium of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Newport Harbor Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA; and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. “I paint with all that I am – that somehow the best of my strengths will become visible to those who stand in front of my art – so they, too, can feel in their soul, the beauty and greatness of this life.”
“Reefed” by Irene Neal
Reception to Preview
Jim Lively's Red Wine Paintings
Prior to their exhibition at
Sterling Vineyards during the Napa Valley Art in April Event
Saturday March 8th 7pm to 10 pm
“Butterfly Effect” Sterling Vineyards Pinot Noir, Acrylic and Pencil
Surrealism of the 21st Century
March 22 – April 26
Opening Reception: Saturday March 22nd, from 7 – 10pm
“Blackend” by Joe Vaux
Surrealism of the 21st Century at LuminArte Gallery features numerous Texas artists, including Breck Outland, Francisco Javier, Magi Calhoun, Morgan Grasham, Rick Timmons and Merry Fuhrer. Local Surrealists will accompany an international group of artists in a presentation of LUSO-AMERICAN Surrealism, which is a continuation of a series of exhibitions relating to Portuguese artist, Santiago Ribeiro´s project “International Surrealism Now.” This unique exhibition will feature works of Portuguese artists Victor Lages, Paula Rosa, Francisco Urbano, Santiago Ribeiro, and American artists France Garrido, Joe MacGown, K.D. Matheson, Shahla Rosa, Steve Smith and Olga Spiegel. In addition, LuminArte Gallery is proud to introduce the paintings of New York based artist, Richard Vaux and California based painter, Joe Vaux. In LuminArte’s Small Works “River Edge Gallery” a collection of mixed media artwork and photography will also be exhibited with works by international artists Chema Gil, Sergei Rodionov, Otto Rapp and Katrin Alvarez and Dallas based photographers David Rickerd and Ben Britt. This exciting exhibition opens on March 22nd, with a reception from 7-10pm; and many artists will be in attendance. The exhibit runs through April 26th; and both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Most widely known for his work as a director and storyboard artist on the animated series “Family Guy,” Joe Vaux has found his creative voice not only through a multitude of animation projects, but also in a booming career in fine art. Joe’s imaginative perspective is apparent in his playfully bizarre paintings, but has more recently branched out across the spectrum, including a line of clothing for the Tonny Sorensen Collection and even through projects for Playstation. “Strange environments and absurd characters are the players in a demented adaptation of my life story. I hope that within the madness the viewer will find the comedy that is our existence.”
The only son of two talented artists, Joe Vaux learned the joys of creation at an early age; though his work is in stark contrast to his father, Richard’s sublimely surreal landscapes and archetypal narratives. Richard Vaux is an accomplished multimedia artist, represented in public and private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America and the Far East; and has been in numerous international exhibitions and publications. “My work is an ongoing process, one composition leading to the next. In searching for the harmonies and balances of nature, the works parallel and emulate natural phenomena. With each painting there is a new sense of harmony with nature, a coordination and synthesis of the physical and the spiritual. Each composition is a visual poem about light and illumination…the visible and the invisible”.
“Lightscape XII” by Richard Vaux
International Surrealism Now began in Portugal in 2010, with Santiago Ribeiro organizing a major exhibition that was sponsored by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation. The event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Conimbriga Monographic Museum and was followed by exhibitions in Paris, Madrid and Berlin. Afterwards, Santiago began a partnership with artist Victor Lages to develop the project” Utopia of Fantastic Art,” for the purpose of organizing exhibitions in Lisbon and in other international venues. The collective focus of the artwork addresses themes of human nature and the subconscious, as well as concerns about modern society and its individual and collective behavior. Psychic automatism becomes a prevalent motif in the exhibitions, promoting spontaneous, free expression with as little interruption from the conscious mind as possible, in order to enable the artists to explore the depths of the imagination and to tap into and express the fundamental nature of reality.
“Butterflies” by Santiago Ribeiro
May 3rd - June 7th
Opening Reception: Saturday May 3rd, from 7 – 10pm
June 14th - July 26th
Opening Reception: Saturday June 14th, from 7 – 10pm