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News: Eric Dever, Frank Wimberley | Artists Thinking Outside — And Inside — The Box To Benefit East End Hospice, August 12, 2019 - Michelle Trauring for 27East

Eric Dever, Frank Wimberley | Artists Thinking Outside — And Inside — The Box To Benefit East End Hospice

August 12, 2019 - Michelle Trauring for 27East

Frank Wimberley is not one for procrastination.

Historically, the Sag Harbor-based painter has conceptualized and executed his annual creation for the East End Hospice “Box Art Auction” months ahead of schedule.

Until this year, that is.

For the first time in nearly two decades, the artist was feeling the pressure, considering people are still talking about last summer’s auction — an event he has never missed in its 18 years, and a night he will never forget.

“You know what happened last year, right?” Mr. Wimberley asked with a goodhearted laugh. “I got a bid of the highest it has ever been — a bid of $10,000! I thought it was absolutely amazing. Everybody cheered and jumped up and down. We still can’t get over it. I was at the Parrish Art Museum the other day and they say, ‘You’re the guy!’ It’s nice when somebody remembers you! Everybody likes to be remembered.”

The 92-year-old artist was feeling optimistic ahead of this year’s 19th annual auction on Saturday, August 24, at St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton, where bidders flock to see the collection of small, unadorned boxes transformed into one-of-a-kind creations by some 90 East End artists.

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News: Charlotte Park Chosen as Eazel's Artist of the Week, August  9, 2019 - Eazel

Charlotte Park Chosen as Eazel's Artist of the Week

August 9, 2019 - Eazel

Charlotte Park’s important contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement during its early years has recently been acknowledged. Overshadowed by the attention given to the work of her husband, James Brooks, Park kept a low profile over the course of her career, while painting some the strongest and most brilliantly colored canvases of her time. Her art is a strong case against the idea prevalent from the 1950s onward that women were incapable of the muscularity and confidence necessary to be action painters. 

Park initially worked in a monochrome palette, which liberated her to focus on form. By the mid-1950s, she reintroduced color into her art, evolving a lyrical style, in which suggestions of the natural world appeared to pulsate with organic life. By the middle of the decade, she was producing larger canvases with complex compositions and charged relationships of color.

Park did not shy away from strong contrasts and bold, forthright shapes. Uniting painting and drawing, she formed a vocabulary featuring clustered loops, black curvilinear forms that both define and liberate, and tensed and sensual anatomical suggestions. Figurative elements seem to taunt and loom in her art, but are either suppressed or diffused.
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News: Ann Purcell | A Time for Action: Washington Artists circa 1989, August  9, 2019

Ann Purcell | A Time for Action: Washington Artists circa 1989

August 9, 2019

Flagg Building, Luther W. Brady Gallery
George Washington University
June 13 - October 5, 2019
 
 
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News: Frank Wimberley | The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection, August  9, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Frank Wimberley | The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection

August 9, 2019 - Berry Campbell

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
September 17, 2019 - March 8, 2020
 
 
 
Image: Juanita and Frank Wimberley with Gretchen Wagner, Saint Louis Art Museum.
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News: ArtZealous: 5 Tips to Transform Your Space Using Art, July 17, 2019 - Zoë Van Straat for ArtZealous

ArtZealous: 5 Tips to Transform Your Space Using Art

July 17, 2019 - Zoë Van Straat for ArtZealous

Summer may be halfway over, womp womp, but there is still time to brighten up and refresh your space with artwork. Whether you want to add pops of color to your living room or do a full-blown redo of your house, we’ve got five solid tips on how to incorporate artwork into your home to give it that new look. 



1. Add Pops of Color

To bring your home to life, swap in some light color abstract paintings for wall décor. Any pop of color will brighten the room, giving it a new, cozy and inviting feel. Colorful artwork is perfect for any neutral color walls in the home, and a simple painting can do the trick!

2. Showcase High-End Pieces

If you are an avid art collector or have wiggle room in your budget, try adding a vintage art piece to your walls in your home. Syd Solomon, who was a notable American abstract artist, shares work such as the one below which adds an extra touch to any room.

3. Travel Shots

Incorporating one’s vacation pictures on the wall is the perfect way to decorate a home while giving a more personal and natural feel. Saving your vacation photos then throwing it into a beautiful frame can look fantastic in any room, and also shows off your adventures.

4. Art Sculptures

For a livelier feel, homeowners can accessorize their homes with art sculptures that are sure to make any room pop. Art sculptures are terrific because they serve as a unique decoration, but can also be used to fill up a room.



5. Determine a Theme

From florals to bold colors to fun prints, make your home feel like a tropical getaway or a calming cottage to escape to. Landing on a theme in your summer home can help determine the type of art décor you plan to showcase. It’s crucial to incorporate bright, flashy colors to portray warmth and light.

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