Newport Contemporary Fine Arts - Spring Exhibition - Opening May 5, 2017
NCFA, located at the Brick Marketplace in Newport, prepares to launch its Spring Exhibition featuring New American Art by emerging and mid-career artists.
Newport, Rhode Island, April 21, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Established in 2016, ncfa showcases contemporary painting and sculpture from local and international artists.
The Spring Exhibition will feature New American Art by emerging and established artists including RISD graduate McKenzie Gibson, artist, furniture designer and maker featured on designer on HGTV's "Ellen's Design Challenge" Season 2. <http://www.mckenziegibson.com>
Also featured will be oil paintings from contemporary American oil painter Tom Gaines, with works from “The Rock Series.” <http://www.tomgaines.com> Tom was featured in the design publication Maine Home and Design. <http://mainehomedesign.com/the-canvas/2189-natura-abstraction/>
We are thrilled to be showing such a dynamic group of artists, each with a unique and compelling perspective on material, composition, space, and their surrounding environment. ... As a gallery showing emerging and mid-career artists, ncfa looks forward to collaborating with artists and the many arts institutions in the Newport area, including the historic Newport Opera House Theater and the Newport Art Museum.
The painter and sculptor John Crowley will be featuring several paintings and is also creating a very special and whimsical sculpture especially for the show. <http://www.johncrowleyart.com> In addition to creating and making art, John works as the Curator/Exhibition Coordinator for The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture at City Hall in Boston.
Peter Cohen is a sculpture artist and works primarily with found and industrial materials such as structural steel. <http://www.peterbradleycohen.com> Peter grew up surrounded by and, in his own words, “devoured by” art. After moving East from Seattle, Peter applied his long history as a former advertising director and contemporary maker to launch an interior and architectural design firm based in Salem, Massachusetts. <https://www.remodelista.com/posts/federal-meets-modern-peter-cohen-home-tour/>
Writer and painter Ben Shattuck, 2016 Gates of the Arctic Artist-in-Residence (Alaska), will be featured. <http://www.benshattuck.com> Ben is the Director of the Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency Studio in Brooklyn, New York. <http://www.cuttyhunkislandresidency.com>
The gallery draws inspiration from diverse artistic styles and media, exhibiting both local and international art that emphasizes art's intrinsic qualities as the basis of understanding — art as both art-object and as artistic endeavor. The gallery's focus on the experiential nature of art takes place through exploration of art's inner-outer-other-worldliness, seen as both found objects or as fully realized expressions of the artist's inner world.
As an emerging gallery, ncfa hopes to become a productive and collaborative partner in the Newport arts environment, both as a launching space for artists and as a driver of economic development for like-minded businesses and organizations.
We hope to see you at the opening scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2017, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Source: Newport Contemporary Fine Arts