Friday Evening, October 6, 2017, 5-8 pm
Lanning Gallery in Sedona, Arizona kicks off its autumn season with a Gala Celebration October 6th, from 5-8 pm, to officially introduce new gallery owners Thomas and Jennifer Bryant Nagel and to unveil the gallery’s recent renovations and contemporary new look. Live music, refreshments, an Artist Talk and more add to the excitement of the evening as two of the gallery’s prominent artists, Gerald C. Moore and Randi Solin, arrive in Sedona to unveil their latest new works; Solin gives an Artist Talk at 6:30 pm.
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This will be a rare opportunity for visitors to meet and ask questions of both artists. Gerald C. Moore is known for his intricately detailed landscape paintings that are perhaps best described as Expressive Realism: not quite pointillism, nor the realism of a photograph, but rather an attention to every detail that informs an interpretation of a scene. “I use great detail on the surfaces because major characteristics of the landscape are its intricacy, abundance, and chaos,” Moore says; these are facets that can be overlooked by other artists in the name of simplicity. For Gerald C. Moore, each of his paintings bear out his belief that nature’s beauty most often is not simple.
At least half a dozen new paintings by Gerald C. Moore will be unveiled at the Gala.
Randi Solin creates the hand-blown studio glass that is so well-known at Lanning Gallery (and internationally). Her work represents a fusion of the American Studio Art Glass movement and classic Venetian glassblowing; “My optics serve as the window into my coloration process, into the soul of a piece, allowing a viewer to peer into its life, like the rings of a tree.” Her complex coloration process utilizes glass in all particle sizes - powder, cane, frit, and rod – as Solin builds layer upon layer of color to create homogeneous coloration and truly one-of-a-kind works. Each glass vessel by Randi Solin asks viewers to interact with its interior life as it reveals the history of its creation with each individual layer of glass.
Close to a dozen new Randi Solin pieces, in several new color palettes will be unveiled at the Gala.
This exhibition runs through October 15th.
View additional works by Gerald C. Moore here.
View additional works by Randi Solin here.