"Black White Wine"
February 27, 2016 – March 26, 2016
Opening Reception Saturday February 27th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible”
Jim Lively is a Resident Artist and Wine Sommelier at LuminArté Fine Art Gallery. His works have been recognized in numerous juried competitions and publications. He recently received the 2015 Palm Art Award Certificate of Excellence. In addition, Jim was named multiple years to the list of Art Tour International Magazine’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art. He has participated in several group and a solo exhibitions across North America and in Europe. The latter part of 2013, he ventured into the single most experimental aspect of his professional career as an artist incorporating wine into his paintings. Jim’s work is most influenced by the attractive, unattractive and sometimes humorous components of contemporary culture. His figurative and surreal works tend to focus upon interesting juxtaposition of images which share the same canvas. He challenges the viewer to question how these images relate to one another. Furthermore, his abstract paintings reflect contemporary culture through the use of texture, intersecting lines, color shading and often text.
Kay Dalton is a Resident Artist at LuminArté Fine Art Gallery. She graduated from SMU with a BFA in painting, and studied under artists and instructor Jerry Bywaters and DeForrest Judd. A classically trained fine artist, Kay began her career in many disciplines including oil painting and bronze sculpture. In 2005 she began to deconstruct her previous subjects by manipulating the traditional formulas of layering oils and various mediums into large impressionistic abstract works. Throughout her career, Kay has participated in countless juried shows and won numerous awards. Her work hangs in many businesses, boardrooms and private collections throughout the world. In this show Kay is definitely deviating from her love of color and layering, espousing flat latex paint and unprimed canvas in a raw, straightforward expression. Kay uses a full range of values, stretching the limited palette a drawing haunting depth into each piece.
Sarah Martin received her BA from Austin College in Fine Art and English Literature. As part of her undergraduate studies, Sarah enrolled in the College International de Cannes in Cannes, France, where she studied 19th and 20th century French Art. Sarah predominantly focuses on painting and photography. She often combines the two mediums (frequently using heat transfer) to create textural landscapes inspired by both personal experience and the contrast of the natural and of the artificial aspects of urban environments. Sarah is an innovative and emerging artist and has participated in several group exhibitions and her first solo exhibition in September 2015.