Perspective 2 - Eclipse
For the eclipse of 2017, artist Adam Shaw travelled northward to find the best view of this incredible astronomical event. As someone who is fascinated in the world around him, the universe, and its connection to us, Shaw was deeply moved by the moment and wrote his thoughts down beautifully. In his writing Perspective 2 - Eclipse, we are given a unique glimpse into the thoughts and inspiration of artist Adam Shaw:
Perspective 2- Eclipse - Although I understand that every moment is fresh and unique- it is rare that an experience feels truly new, incomparable, and indescribable. As a painter I have worked with every color and have spent literally years at a time in service to a single color allowing myself to be initiated into its mysteries. So how do you talk about an intimate experience of being a witness to something that has no comparison? How do you describe a color and a condition of light unlike any you have seen? There are experiences that are beyond experience, that may occur for a moment but are on a scale that feels eternal.
We know we live on a rock in space. But do we really know it? How often if ever do we get to actually see it?
I put on my special glasses, suspiciously and with some doubt that a thin piece of film could allow me to stare straight into the sun, and I looked right into her eye. That act alone is incomprehensible, staring at the sun. And then watching as little by little the sun starts to disappear, as the ambient light gets eerie and surreal until after an hour the temperature starts dropping, the winds pick up, the bugs become silent, stars begin to appear, it gets really cold and then, you feel strangely queasy, and all in a glorious timeless instant, the sun is gone, except for a silver (that would be the closest word but totally inaccurate to describe it) a silver halo that can be compared to nothing: electric filmy vibratory living light appears around the sun. Now you look around and the ambient condition is something that is neither light nor darkness, a glowing darkness, silver black purple gray illumination, unlike any condition I have ever seen yet somehow primal and familiar. And you just burst into tears of gratitude and joy and awe and humility and wonder, sacred holy wonder. It is as if the universe is winking at you. It is an experience that is at once so overwhelmingly intimate and personal and yet completely indifferent and mathematical, mechanical, inevitable. Like having a child. Or existing at all.
Everything is a matter of perspective. And relationship. The movements of bodies through space is predictable, and lawful. But the ability to be a witness, here on this tiny pebble at some distant edge of the universe- to be a witness to the elegant machinery of the universe, that is some crazy kind of blessing. And a call to service, a service to Being, a service to Attention, a service to Wonder.
Featuring the works of Alison Haley Paul.
August 15 - September 15, 2017
Leave your worries behind and lose yourself in the serene world of Alison Haley Paul’s landscape paintings in her newest showcase, Full Circle. From rolling emerald and golden hills to endless azure oceans, Paul’s landscapes encapsulate the natural world with a unique and ultimately breathtaking vision.
In Full Circle, Paul explores the warmth of nostalgia, connecting deeply the viewer, reaching within themselves and evoking fond memories. Paul pieces together her incredible landscapes from favorite trips, whether through the vine-covered hills and valleys of Napa and Sonoma or the white sand beaches of Costa Rica.
Widely recognized for her signature thick application of oil paints mixed with beeswax, Paul’s paintings continuously reveal their secret depths with every glance, drawing the viewer deeper and deeper into the scene. Her intricate color palette draws inspiration from the world around her- rich browns of coffee grounds and aging barn beams, soft rusts and golds of Saltillo tiles and old brick, subtle lavenders of the Pacific at dusk. Paul’s paintings activate the viewers every sense as their fondest remembrances are relived and favorite places revisited.
Please contact your art consultant for more information and to see a complete collections list, or visit any of our five gallery locations to experience Full Circle in person.
Featuring the works of Victoria Veedell and Zingaro.
July 1 – 31, 2017
“…advanced by visionaries.”Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship in a Republic
Please join us in welcoming new gallery artists, Victoria Veedell and Zingaro, for our showcase Hanging Gardens. Both Veedell’s paintings and Zingaro’s vitreous enamel works exhibit an inner glow that radiate energetic vitality.
Veedell has travelled the world for artist residencies in varied landscapes from Northern California to Japan to Iceland, looking for the unique beauty in each place. Veedell’s soft paintings begin with a vibrant layer of pinks and oranges chosen to represent the dynamic emotions felt in a landscape, and are finished with soft oils to reflect the stillness and serenity felt by Veedell while gazing over each scene. Her active brushstrokes explore the gradients of light and color in the atmospheres of the extraordinary and diverse locales she has lived in.
Zingaro specializes in the ancient process of vitreous enamel, which can be traced back to the ancient Romans and Egyptians. This highly involved process begins with brightly colored glass that is finely ground and carefully placed onto polished copper sheets. The glass and metal are then melted together to create precise and shining artworks. Zingaro makes the historic craft his own, and creates patchworks of shimmering tiles, ranging from abstract circles and splashes, to the flowers that adorn his garden.
Inquire with your art consultant today to view the complete available works by Victoria Veedell and Zingaro, or stop by any of our five gallery locations to view Hanging Gardens in person.
Featuring the works of John Karl Claes
May 15 - June 15, 2017
Soar above the splendor of California's pastoral patchwork countryside in breathtaking colors with John Karl Claes' vivid landscape paintings in his showcase, Skyfall.
John Karl Claes' landscapes enthrall and captivate with endless horizons, geometric compositions, and brilliant colors, exploring the duality between man's orderly imprint on the land and the ever-changing patterns of the endless skies. Winding rivers, distant foothills, and spacious clouded skies contrast the studiously contoured farmlands in Claes' depictions of vast central Californian topography. Throughout his process, Claes' brilliant use of bold and dramatic colors exhibits the world in ways never before imagined.
From a small agricultural airplane of a friend, Claes found the aerial perspective which brought his paintings to life. Glide through crimson sunrises and glistening golden sunsets, over the saturated mustards, verdant greens, and vibrant oranges that entwine to capture the heart of the diverse acreage of farmland that sprawl through Claes' native state.
Please inquire with your art consultant today to view the complete available works by John Karl Claes, or stop by any of our five gallery locations to view Skyfall in person.
RHAPSODY IN BLUE
Featuring the works of Kate Salenfriend
April 1 - 30, 2017
Join us once again to bathe in the brilliant golden light and immersive colors of Napa Valley painter, Kate Salenfriend, in her showcase Rhapsody in Blue.
Always pushing the boundaries of her incredible talent and eye for color, Rhapsody in Blue unveils Kate's journey into a captivating, enchanting, and altogether wondrous palette which explores a new range of saturated blues and greens. Dive into the mystery that lives within the depth of her work and journey alongside the artist to discover her beautiful contemporary paintings for your collection.
Kate's mastery of her medium and love of the Napa Valley, along with such unique inspiration as Gustave Klimt and the ruins of Pompeii, has created an easily recognized style that is solely her own. Drawing on her signature birch trees, vivid vineyards, and delicate birds, Rhapsody in Blue unveils a range of vibrant and complex colors that will stand out to those already familiar with her works, as well as those who are discovering them for the first time. By evoking memories of calm mornings, sun-kissed tree tops, and picturesque twilights, Salenfriend's work will whisk you away each time you see it.
Please inquire with your art consultant today to view the complete available works for Kate Salenfriend. ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens will be hosting events to connect the viewer and the artist, please contact your art consultant for information or to RSVP for one of these events today.
February 15 - March 15, 2017
Experience the enchantment, depth, and intriguing beauty of the elegant glass artworks by world-renowned glass blowing artist David Patchen during our showcase, Unbreakable.
As the number one artist in the world specializing in the murrine and cane glass blowing techniques, Patchen creates incredible glass works that highlight the complexity and elegance of form and color. Each piece takes weeks from inception to finish as every artwork is meticulously planned and composed, revealing Patchen's masterful control of the medium.
From his sophisticated Blooms to the striking Foglio series, inspired patterns mix, displayed in an endless range of hues that dance with light, revealing translucent shapes of living radiance.
Collecting a work by David Patchen is bringing home a piece of Venetian history with a contemporary flair.
Experience Patchen's luminous works in our galleries or on our website, and contact your art consultant for more details or to see a complete collections list.
January 1 - 31, 2017
Line. Shape. Balance. Design is the pursuit of the ideal confluence where art and function meet; where finding the perfect execution of an idea becomes the goal.
Join us throughout the month of January as we feature our expansive collection of furnishings, design, and objet d'art items from Rococo to Bauhaus with our showcase, Aesthete.
Throughout time artists and designers have sought to create beauty in the objects we use every day. The very idea that form follows function continues to define the pursuit of artisans throughout the ages. We feel the same at ÆRENA Galleries and are here to assist you in adding beauty to all aspects of your life.
We invite you to visit our locations to view the unusual and unique functional and stylish design pieces ranging from the 18th century to Mid-century and beyond. Our expansive collection includes; Chesterfield sofas, French club chairs, antique chandeliers and contemporary tabletop lighting, industrial cabinetry, handcrafted tables, Eames furnishings and artworks, antique European decorative pieces, hard to find mid-century globes and trophies, collectable coffee table books, and more.
Contact your art consultant today to inquire or acquire any one of our hard to find one-of-a-kind items or to obtain more information on all of our offerings.
LOVE THE WINE YOU'RE WITH
November 15 - December 15, 2016
Prepare to laugh out loud as ÆRENA Galleries presents the second showcase featuring the witty and vibrant POP art paintings of gallery artist, Brett Hammond at Love the Wine You're With.
Hammond's wry humor comes through in all his works, placing a bright and playful light on some of the more serious issues that face us, such as deciding between Merlot or Pinot, having a full wine cellar, or shedding tears because the cellar was turned into a man cave!
Our first exhibition of Hammond's work sold out, so don't wait to contact your art consultant for a full collections list, or visit us on our website or at any one of our five gallery locations, including our new tasting room, RiverHouse by Bespoke Collection at 604 Main Street in Napa (facing the river).
Hammond's entry into the art world was inspired by poring through his uncle's MAD Magazines as a child and living in vivacious cities throughout California including: San Francisco, Sonoma, and Santa Barbara. Hammond's art and designs have been commissioned in a variety of media for the music, skateboarding, and surf industries along with numerous logo designs for businesses.
October 1 - 31, 2016
Become lost in a month long Reverie as we present the dreamy waterscape paintings by favored ÆRENA gallery artist, Thomas Monaghan. Enter a place of calm observation and meditation as Monaghan takes you on a reflective visual tour of his favorite places in nature. Lifelong daily walks in solitude near the water's edge are Monaghan's main source of inspiration, and the sparks of light that gently dance and play through the trees and on the liquid surfaces, his muse.
Monaghan's mastery is in his ability to persuade the elements of sunlight, water, subject and composition into coherency in the studio. These fleeting moments are captured through observation and small sketches with oil and glazes that translate into peaceful memories for others to enjoy throughout eternity.
To acquire or inquire, please contact your art consultant for a complete collections list, or visit us at any of our five galleries throughout the month of October, including our newest location, ÆRENA Gallery at Riverhouse, by Bespoke Collection.
Due to the popularity and extremely limited quantities of the artist's work,paintings are not available at all locations.
Monaghan's works have been exhibited or collected in many public and private spaces including: The Prudential, Merrill Lynch, LaSalle National Bank, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, The Fuji Corp., Baron Hilton Corp., Columbus Distributing, Helene Curtis Corp., Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, I.B.M., P.M.I., Advanced Micro Devices, San Jose, Oprah Winfrey (Harpo Studios) private collection, Google, Apple, District Attorney SF., and Stanford Medical.
September 1 - 30, 2016
Join us for the month of September for Lexicon, featuring the expressive and fluid sculptural works by gallery artist, jd Hansen.
Hansen's work strives to communicate the gamut of human existence in a snippet of space and time, including thoughts conveyed by subtle gestures, living in the now, the beauty of imperfection, and that reality is fluid and determined by the observer. Hansen comments, “My work explores the illusion of solidity, the emotion of the soul, and the freedom we have to create our unique realities.”
Each sculpture is based on a strong, deeply personal concept that is defined and refined through extensive writing. The piece is built up and then slowly stripped of anything unnecessary, revealing the primitive essence of the subject. Utilizing a technique of adding layers of hot wax to the armature and uncast surfaces, Hansen's dripping or ultra-smooth liquid-like surfaces, have become an important part of her unique sculptural signature.
Hansen's works have been collected or exhibited at: the Seven Bridges Art Foundation, Park Taiwan Hotel, Taiwan, ROC, Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, and the World Food Prize Museum, Des Moines, IA. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Museum Choice Award from the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, the National Sculpture competition for Sculptural Pursuit Magazine. Previous to her career in sculpting Hansen received a CLIO award and 9 Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards for her artwork within the movie industry. Hansen obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA.
August 1 - 31, 2016
ÆRENA Galleries is pleased to introduce two new artists, Ann Shogren and Catherine Woskow, whose painterly interpretations of their internal and external worlds are explored throughout the month of August at Modern Mystics.
Experience the silent, yet vibrant communication of their truths, dialogues, and inspirations, through the energetic application of richly applied flowing paint.
Ann Shogren's use of color, the interplay that occurs when harmonious hues reside next to each other, and the aura of place, are the foundation for her paintings. Shogren states, “My paintings seem to be on a very fast evolution and my subject's medium, and even my style, seem to adapt to what I am seeing.”
Shogren's quest is to capture and hold the energy of a location in her work, in order for other people to experience it in their own way. “Positive, happy energy and interesting light, is what I am drawn to.”
Catherine Woskow draws her work from her inner world –conscious to maintain an active overview of what is occurring, and allowing the art to guide her, all the while making it a priority to allow the art to express itself. Woskow must continually remind herself to get out of her own way and to allow the process to dictate the direction of a work.
Working in series enables Woskow to fully explore a subject, while remaining acutely conscious of the different sources of her inner dialog. Are they from the mind or from the body? The finished paintings express the vital interplay between the two, resulting in a relationship that formulates one complete identity.
Shogren's paintings have been exhibited or collected by Venice Biennale 2013, GZArtVenice, Venice, GZ Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, Freemark Abbey, Alexander Mountain Estates, Stonestreet Winery, and more.
Woskow's works have been exhibited and collected internationally including a recent exhibition of her Head Series at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA. She is also the recipient of several grants and awards including L B Research and Education Foundation Grant, Rotary International Foundation Grant, and the George Haseltine Art Prize, Bradford Liberal Arts College, MA.
Contact your art consultant for a complete collections list or to schedule an appointment to preview the works in person. Be sure to visit any of our gallery locations or our website at www.aerenagalleries.com. In September, visit our new gallery and tasting room, RiverHouse by Bespoke Collection at 604 Main Street in Downtown Napa.
July 1 - 31, 2016
Join us throughout the month of July at Axioms, where ÆRENA sculptor Kevin Box captures the duality of the fragility of paper and the strength of metals, in his diverse and stunning body of origami inspired works. After a decade spent perfecting and evolving his signature technique, Box is now able to cast paper in bronze, stainless steel, and aluminum, giving us sculpture that emanates both lightness and durability.
Collaborating with world-renowned origami artists is the hallmark of Box's sculptures, and you can see their combined skill in monumental sized horses, complex unfolded castings and miniature mice. Let your heart take flight with his beloved cranes, lose yourself in his mesmerizing paper airplanes or embrace the meaning behind his renown Rock Paper Scissors series. Box's work invites you to touch and feel the sculpture just as surely as it intrigues, delights, and touches you. Contact your Art Consultant today regarding acquisition of any of these beautiful sculptures. Please also visit our gallery locations to preview the works in person, or view on our website, throughout the month of July.
Box's “Origami in the Garden” exhibition has traveled to botanical gardens across North America since 2013, and he has more than 20 works of art in public places in the U.S. Box's art is in private and public collections throughout the world, including Morocco, Perth, and Oita, Japan, as well as The Four Seasons in Washington D.C., the Austin City Symphony in Texas, and the African American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Alison Haley Paul
June 1 - 30, 2016
Sit back and relax as Alison Haley Paul transports you through a new collection of works inspired by the anticipation of summer at Serenade.
Experience the grand feelings of freedom, joy, bliss, and possibility as the artist heightens our awareness of the longed for upcoming season.
Travel through the lovely dreams and memories of summers past, recalling the first whiff of sunscreen, lazy days at the beach, and the heavenly smell of the ocean. Revisit the warm days spent with sand in between your toes, al fresco dinner parties with family and friends, hikes, picnics and music in the park, horseback rides, and exotic escapes.
Alison Haley Paul's summer inspired paintings capture our time spent outdoors, suspending these carefree moments in time for our year round enjoyment.
To acquire or inquire, please contact your art consultant for more assistance or a complete collections list, or visit us throughout the month of June at one or all of our four gallery locations.
May 1 - 31, 2016
Try not to smile as we take you on a month long joyride through the mental menagerie of revered ÆRENA sculptor Giuseppe Palumbo, at Mia Musa.
From the whimsical to the serious to the sublime, Palumbo's bronze creations instantly evoke an emotional response, causing us to either laugh out loud or revert into quiet contemplation.
Inspired by the great sculptors of his Italian heritage in ancient Rome, Palumbo uses age-old casting techniques to create distinctive sculptures with his own unique twist. Many of Palumbo's series cover a broad spectrum of the human condition in a way that features his wry and thoughtful humor. He offers subtle hints to slow down and appreciate the little things, and to remain balanced and brilliant. In contrast, Palumbo also offers us laughter in the form of anthropomorphic bulls, pigs, and sheep, whose comical countenances remain with us forever.
Contact your Art Consultant today to acquire or to obtain more details or a full collections list. Visit us at all of our locations throughout the month of May, including our newest gallery and showroom located at 6795 Washington Street in Yountville.
Palumbo's works have been exhibited and are part of many public and private collections including: The Loveland Sculpture Invitational, SoFA Sculpture Show, Santa Fe, NM, Art Expo, NY, San Francisco ArtMkt, San Francisco, and are part of Queen Raina of Jordan's private collection.
April 1 - 30, 2016
Arts in April Artist Talks
April 9th and 23rd at 1:30pm | 1354 Main Street, St. Helena
April 16th at 1:30pm | 115 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
Join us throughout the month of April for Perennial as we take a glistening stroll through the most recent body of work by wine country's revered artist, Kate Salenfriend.
Follow her at dusk or dawn, as she takes you on a tour across a visual escape through the rows of olive trees swathed in fog, that make up early mornings and twilights in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
Inspired by the scarcely known landscape works of one of her most admired predecessors, Gustav Klimt, Salenfriend's interpretations seize the mood and atmospheric aspect of a walk in wine country, leaving the viewer with an ethereal and inspiringly beautiful remembrance of time spent in the valley.
Her depiction of light, bent by the mist and movement on the leaves of the trees from a gentle breeze, is depicted through techniques that utilize copper leafing and minute brush strokes that wash over the entire scene. In this body of work, Salenfriend instantly transports us to one of the most beautiful places on earth. Contact your art consultant today to reserve a space at one of the artist talks on April 9th, 16th, or 23rd at 1:30pm paired with a glass of Blackbird Vineyards Rosé, or to discuss acquisition or obtain a complete collections list. Visit us at all of our locations throughout the month of April, including our newest gallery and showroom located at 6795 Washington Street in Yountville to view these luminous works.
Salenfriend's works have been exhibited or acquired by Francis Ford Coppola Winery, (formerly Chateau Souverain), the Getty Family Trust, Darioush, Skipstone Ranch, Bouchaine Vineyards, as part of the art collection of the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, and in many important private collections throughout the country.
"There is little use for the being whose tepid soul knows nothing of great and generous emotion..."
— Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship in a Republic
March 1 - 31, 2016
Join us for an illusory ride through the rolling hills, peaks, and valleys of a completely new body of work by gallery sculptor Damon Hyldreth at Cold Pressed.
Hyldreth's newest creations are inspired by the curving shapes of logarithmic spirals, and the mythical tale of the Gordian Knot.
Visually lyrical and dancing, or razor sharp and hard-edged, Hyldreth uses cold metal fabrication techniques to bend and contort steel into forms that are both pleasant to the eye and capture emotion, taking the viewer on a rich and varied journey.
Why knot visit all three ÆRENA gallery locations and our sculpture gardens at Auberge du Soleil to view these newest offerings throughout the month of March, or contact your Art Consultant today for more information or a complete collections list.
Taschen Collectible Books
February 1 - 29, 2016
With all the technology that we live with everyday, there is something to be said about curling up with a good book. Before television, movies, and the internet, books have been hand-crafted by artisans and illustrators, and with the invention of the printing press, have made art and artists available to the public since the late 19th century.
Famous art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard (1866 – 1939) was deeply committed to the production of artists' books and created several limited edition volumes that are still sought after today. A livre d'artiste, or artist's book, is a work of art in the form of a book, often created to illustrate a literary work. The limited edition book would be published with the accompanying loose prints, often contained in a case or linen box. During the 1900's, Europe's well known artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Miró, and Chagall, collaborated with the most important publishers in Paris to create lavishly printed limited edition books based on great works of literature, reaching all the way back to the second century. Andre Suares, a well-known publisher of the last century said of Vollard's artists' books; “Books like these have never been done before and will never be done again.” And we feel the same of the offerings from Taschen.
In keeping with the tradition of book collecting, ÆRENA Galleries and Gardens is pleased to present a selection of collectable limited edition books by the world renown publisher Taschen, including their line of SUMO books that include: Annie Leibovitz, The Rolling Stones, Ai Weiwei, Sebastião Selgado, and a very limited number of the sold out Gisele Bündchen and David Bowie.
Please contact your art consultant immediately to acquire as quantities are extremely limited or visit our galleries to view the works in person throughout the month of February.
"...who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause..."
— Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship in a Republic
January 1 - 31, 2016
ÆRENA Galleries invites you to experience a towering menagerie of larger-than-life sculptures throughout the month of January at Size Matters. Bronze, steel, aluminum, wood, water, and more are carved, bent, welded, hammered, folded, and poured by featured gallery sculptors - Kevin Box, Gail Folwell, Matt Gil, jd Hansen, Archie Held, Damon Hyldreth, and David Tanych, to create an endless variety of monumental sized sculptures to enhance any collection.
From super-sized everyday objects, such as origami cranes and interpretations of childhood games, to emotionally stirring figurative works, to elegant and boldly colored abstract forms, to serene water features, ÆRENA Galleries provides discerning collectors a variety of genres to distinctively design memorable interiors and landscapes.
Contact your art consultant for a complete collections list of all of our sculptors, or to arrange for a visit to one of our sculpture garden locations at Auberge du Soleil, Solage Calistoga, MacArthur Place, and Blackbird Vineyards. ÆRENA possesses the logistical knowledge to assist you with transporting and installing these stupendous treasures worldwide.
Please be sure to visit our locations or our website at aerenagalleries.com to preview all.
"...who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement..."
— Theodore Roosevelt, Citizenship in a Republic
HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE?
December 1 - 31, 2015
ÆRENA Galleries is pleased to present the light-hearted POP art creations by emerging artist, Brett Hammond.
Join us throughout the festive month of December for our artist showcase, How Deep is Your Love?, where the love of wine and modern life is pictorially represented and celebrated with Hammond’s fresh POP creations.
Deck your walls (and wine cellar) with any one of Hammond’s witty works and provide a laugh that pairs well with a good glass for visiting friends and family throughout this joyful season.
Raised between the bustling energy of the streets of San Francisco and the sprawling green landscapes of Sonoma County’s wine country, Hammond’s entry into the art world was inspired by poring through his uncle’s MAD Magazines as a child. Hammond was so influenced by the magazine that his first artistic attempts were to create his own comic and cartoon illustrations. After studying multimedia and computer graphic design in college, Hammond moved to Santa Barbara where his designs were commissioned in a variety of media for the skateboard and surfer industries and a few punk rock bands. ÆRENA Galleries is pleased to be among the first to present his works to our collectors and community.
Contact your Art Consultant today to acquire any of these works or to obtain a full collections list.
November 1 - 30, 2015
“From what I've tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire.”Robert Frost
Become visually entangled in the fire created, nature inspired, stainless steel mesh artworks by ÆRENA Galleries artist Mirang Wonne at Enmeshed.
Wonne's unique technique of holding a blowtorch at a precise distance from her stainless steel canvases and working free form with only a concept in mind, results in artworks that represent a fluid and freeing visual walk through nature. Using acrylic paint either on the surface, or under layers of mesh, Wonne's sweeping strokes and effervescent color palette takes us further into her interpretation of the glistening and flickering sunlight that follows us through her work.
Visit all of our galleries through the month of November to experience these matchless creations, or contact your Art Consultant immediately regarding acquisition or to request a full collections list.
October 1 - 31, 2015
Enter the Alchemist's Notebook where practitioners and patrons alike can participate in the evocative and eloquent creations of gallery artist, Adam Shaw.
Shaw's use of his own version of cryptic symbolism and mysticism is an integral part of his artistic alchemical creations, where components and influences from culture, poetry, time, science, religion, music and philosophy are converted into distinctive paintings that are uniquely his own.
Visit all of our gallery locations through the month of October to experience these exceptional transmutations or contact your art consultant immediately regarding acquisition or to request a full collections list.
Adam Shaw's work can be found in the collections of: the Bank of America Building, Gap Corporate Offices, Marriott Hotel, Cushman Wakefield, San Francisco Bay Club, 3 Com, eBay, Silicon Valley Bank, Motion Picture Actors of America Association, Quantum Corporation, and Los Alamos National Bank, to name a few.
Linda Ridd Herzog
September 1 - 30, 2015
Enter the enchanting surreal world of Linda Ridd Herzog, as we feature her hyper-realistic, wildlife filled fantasy paintings at Phantasmagorical.
Ridd Herzog's magical paintings are born from ideas that are extracted from dreams, where the artist visualizes each artwork in exact detail before its conception. Awakened by the excitement, Ridd Herzog sleeps with a notepad next to her bed in order to capture the critical details and colors that will go into her next creation.
Primarily self-taught and influenced by the nature that surrounded her childhood home in Utah's Salt Lake Valley, Ridd Herzog's intense attention to detail, combined with a whimsical take on wild, marine, and home life, all come together to make up an irresistible collection. Each work is a combination of images and events that are all taking place as you try, yet fail, to make sense of exactly what is going on.
We invite you to contact your Art Consultant immediately regarding acquisition, as the artworks take months to create and are extremely limited. Please also visit us at all three of our gallery locations to preview the works in person, or on our website, throughout the month of September.
Ridd Herzog's work has been exhibited and can be viewed in museums and galleries internationally, including Toyota Corporation, Swatch Museum Italy, Bennington Center for the Arts, San Diego Natural History Museum Wildlife Exhibition, Fallbrook Wildlife Art Show, and Universal Feature Film “Dragonfly” featuring Kevin Costner.
July 1 - 31, 2015
Start your summer adventures off right with ÆRENA Galleries' July showcase, Adult Toys, featuring the monumental creations of gallery sculptor, David Tanych. Experience the artistic interpretations of everyday objects and childhood toys in a larger than life scale.
A veteran furniture maker, who also trained as a blacksmith, Tanych has been creating objects since the age of 10, when his father gave him a saw, hammer, nails and a block of wood. Intrigued by the strength and flexibility of steel and the properties and beauty of redwood, Tanych remains inspired to experiment in making creations that are bigger and bolder than ever attempted before.
See what “size matters” really means when you stand in the presence of these magnum works, all of which can be viewed at our three gallery locations, the Auberge du Soleil sculpture gardens and the Blackbird Vineyards estate.
Contact your art consultant today to discuss how one of Tanych's sculptures could set the tone for ongoing fun in your own garden or backyard playground.
Tanych's works have been featured in publications including Architectural Digest, Dwell Magazine, Forbes Life, the Time Square kiosk, and can be viewed in numerous public and private collections including Leisureland, Palm Springs Sculpture Garden, Vermont Craft Council, Statewide, Vermont Arts Council Sculpture Garden, Montpelier, VT, Woodstock, NY Sculpturefest, Southern Vermont Art Center, Sculpture Garden and Museum, Manchester, VT.
June 1 - 30, 2015
“My work makes references to the idea of traveling and the act of moving not only from one place to another but also from one time period to another.”Gallery Artist, Patrick LoCicero
ÆRENA Galleries – Yountville, St. Helena and Healdsburg – are pleased to present In Transit: a collection of multidimensional works by Patrick LoCicero.
Inspired by Duchamp's Readymades and Rauschenberg's Combines, LoCicero experiments with actual shallow space and implied deep space through combining painting and collage. LoCicero strives for a close material and conceptual relationship between the painted and collaged surfaces of his pieces. Centralized iconography stands in as metaphors for LoCicero's memories and per-sonal experiences. These recognizable images communicate a story to the viewer.
We invite you to contact our art consultant team regarding acquisition of any of the works featured. Please also visit us at all three of our gallery locations to preview the works in person throughout the month of June.
LoCicero's work has been part of many private and public collections including The Dayton Art Museum, The San Francis-co Legion of Honor, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, The University of Washington Medical Center, The San Francisco International Airport, The California LEF Foundation, and many more.
Alison Haley Paul
May 1 - 31, 2015
ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens is pleased to announce the addition of Alison Haley Paul to our stable of artists and to introduce you to Aubade: A glorious body of works that greets the dawn like a lavishly textured love song, rich in emotion and nuanced color.
Haley Paul's artwork conjures up geographical memories of a special moment in time or a treasured location. The places she paints may not be physically specific, but they are immediately recognizable. Haley Paul states, “Viewing my paintings at eighteen inches evoke intensity, at eighteen feet, serenity.”
We invite you to contact your Art Consultant regarding acquisition of any of the works featured. Please also visit us at all three of our gallery locations to preview the works in person, or on our website, throughout the month of May.
Haley Paul majored in Art and Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and earned a BA at the Design Institute in San Diego. Her work has been exhibited in and is a part of public and private collections nationwide, including; The Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA, San Diego Museum of Art, Coronado Museum of History and Art, Museum of the Living Artist, Balboa Park, all in San Diego, CA, Pasadena Contemporary Arts, Pasadena CA, SCOPE art Miami, Miami Beach FL.
John Karl Claes
April 1 - 30, 2015
“I have painted the agricultural landscape of the West for nearly twenty years. It is here, in this Western Landscape, that I have matured as a painter, and it is this land that challenges and inspires me.”Gallery Artist, John Karl Claes
ÆRENA Galleries – Yountville, St. Helena and Healdsburg – are pleased to present Field Notes: a collection of pulsating agricultural landscapes by John Karl Claes.
Born and raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Claes earned his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Having received numerous awards for his landscapes, Claes' paintings of the agricultural landscape of the West are best described as raw and romantic, whose deeply saturated color moves them towards the abstraction and color investigation of Mark Rothko.
We invite you to experience this artist showcase at all three of our gallery locations through the month of April.
FOR YOUR LOVE
March 1 - 31, 2015
“Driving around the valley every day throughout each season inspires me completely.”Gallery artist, Kate Salenfriend
Join us as we take you on an opulent romantic odyssey through the glistening forests and vineyards of Kate Salenfriend's latest observations and interpretations of her surroundings.
Salenfriend's love of landscapes, textiles and metal leafing, merge together in her paintings, creating a rich textural layering of media. This method is influenced by the weft and warp technique used by tapestry craftsmen. Inspired by the golden phase works of painter Gustav Klimt, her crosshatch layering process, combined with the application of 22 karat gold or sterling silver, produce artworks that are constantly evolving, shimmering, and refracting light – all created For Your Love.
Salenfriends paintings can be seen at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, at several wineries in the Napa Valley including, Darioush, Skipstone, Bouchaine and in many public and private collections worldwide.
February 1 - 28, 2015
“Man, despite his sophistication and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a six inch layer of top soil and the fact that it rains.”Anon
ÆRENA Galleries – Yountville, St. Helena and Healdsburg – are pleased to present Agrarian Nation: a collection of rural reflections by gallery artist, Doug Smith.
With a clear nod to the San Francisco Bay Area figurative movement that flourished during his mid-century youth, Smith combines the exuberance of abstract expressionism and the arresting intimacy of the realistically familiar. Traditional farmhouses and weathered barns punctuate Smith's vast planes of color, line and texture – all applied with a stout confidence derived from his long and accomplished career as a graphic designer.
Please join us through the month of February as we welcome Doug Smith to ÆRENA Galleries.
Smith's body of work has garnered enthusiasm and interest from private collectors worldwide as well as museums including the Rockwell Museum in New York and the Booth Western Art Museum in Atlanta for their permanent collections.