The September exhibition at Justus Fine Art Gallery will feature a selection of new work by Mark Blaney, Robyn Horn, gallery owner Dolores Justus and Steven Schneider, along with work by artists including Matthew Hasty, Sandra Sell and Gene Sparling.
A reception for the show will be held from 5-9 pm Friday as part of the monthly Gallery Walk in downtown Hot Springs. The exhibition will be on display until September 31.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, Mark Blaney and Steven Schneider will participate in a casual gallery “Tea Talk.” All are welcome to attend.
Blaney has exhibited his paintings, drawings and sculpture for over 25 years. “Along with a strong history of exhibitions and collections, Blaney recently completed two murals in North Little Rock and is currently working on two additional mural commissions. The paintings by Blaney that will be included in the September exhibit reflect the artist’s ability to capturing light, color and movement,” said a press release.
“All my work begins with the interpretation of natural forms using drawn lines as symbols to suggest movement or rest, then I simply draw with color… I paint with the same approach as drawing: seeking an intuitive freedom while having a visual conversation with Mixing colors to follow an idea is real fun, and each new painting is a new chance to work and play with form and color,” Blaney said in the release.
A new selection of paintings and sculptures by Horn will be on display at the exhibition. One of her sculptures, Slipping Sideways, is a “good representation of the strong sense of form, balance and movement that is characteristic of Horn’s work,” the release said.
As part of her “Sliding Stone” series, the sculpture appears to be an assemblage of forms in the process of falling. Her painting “Plunging In” combines geometric form with organic textural elements that echo her sculptural work.
Horn’s work can be found in numerous museum collections, including the National Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery, in Washington, DC; Museum of Arts and Design in New York; Victoria and Albert Museum in London; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in Little Rock; Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.
An exhibit of Horn’s sculptures and paintings is also on view through October 30 at the San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design.
New paintings by Justus will also be featured in the September exhibition. “Drawing on nature for inspiration, her work balances representation and abstraction with a painterly style that contributes to its interactive quality,” the release said.
Justus’ work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions for over 30 years, and is also included in a wide range of private and public collections. Along with her artistic practice, she curates the exhibitions featured at the Justus Fine Art Gallery, along with managing the gallery and providing art direction, design and writing services through her design and marketing business.
Schneider is the newest addition to the gallery’s roster of artists. Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, he pursued his artistic career in Lafayette, Louisiana as a fine art painter, illustrator and graphic designer until moving to Donaldsonville, Louisiana, in 2004, where he and his wife, Cynthia, owned and operated by Schneider. Art Gallery, as well as The Grapevine Café & Gallery. In 2014, they moved to Goshen where he established his new studio. Schneider’s work has been included in a wide range of exhibitions, along with public and private collections.
“My work is heavily influenced by the natural world and draws inspiration from the color harmonies, values and relationships of forms that exist in nature. The themes chosen resonate a personal experience for me and are of a familiar spirit. They serve to please my need for creating an image as well as documenting a place in time”, he said in the announcement.
Justus Fine Art Gallery is located at 827-A Central Ave. Call 501-321-2335 or visit http://www.justusfineart.com.