Bo Bartlett, Halloween, 2016, Oil on linen, 82″ x 100″
Bo Bartlett’s current museum exhibition Bo Bartlett: American Artist at the Mennello Museum of American Art was reviewed by Hind Berji in Artborne Magazine. “Bartlett’s work-in all its anticipation and apprehension-is still nostalgic; it somehow reminds us of the thoroughly American childhood some of us never had, like the pile of leaves we never jumped into or the calm summer days we never truly enjoyed. It reminds us of optimism that is embedded in our cultural fabric and the sadness that accompanies it.”
Read the full review here: The American Life of Bo Bartlett
Sarah McRae Morton’s current exhibition, The Mountain Whale at Red Raven Art Company in Pennsylvania was reviewed in Lancaster Online. “Her canvases are filled with elements of history, imagination and romance, swirled together with a confidence reminiscent of the masters.” The exhibition will be on view through the end of February.
Read the full review here: The Mountain Whale
Sarah McRae Morton, The Flight of the Gyrfalcon, oil on canvas
The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is presenting an exhibition of Joyce Tenneson’s mixed media photography works. The exhibition, “Joyce Tenneson’s Maine: Gold Trees” runs from February 16- May 30, 2017. There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, February 16 from 6-8 pm and and Artist Talk on Thursday, May 11 from 6-8 pm.
“Trees throughout history have inspired deep symbolic meaning in cultures around the world. The “tree of life” metaphor expresses the mystical concept that all forms of life are interconnected. When we stand with the trees, we feel we are part of them, and they are part of us. They give us a sense of belonging to the greater universe.”
Joyce Tenneson, Birches, mixed media on plexiglass, edition 1/3, 54″ x 40″, $12,500
The Mennello Museum of American Art is presenting an exhibition of Bartlett’s work titled, Bo Bartlett: American Artist. The exhibition opens January 27, 2017 and will be open through May 7, 2017. “The exhibition present large-scale oil paintings that are figurative, psychologically imbued, beautifully rendered, and wonderfully sublime by one of the most significant Realist painters of his generation.” In conjunction with this exhibition, the Orlando Museum of Art will present four additional major paintings by the artist.
Bo Bartlett, The American, oil on linen, 82″ x 100″
Sarah McRae Morton’s exhibition “Mapping Stars at Noon” was reviewed this week in The Seattle Times. Michael Upchurch writes, “Morton’s work is visionary, virtuosic and full of bewildering surprises. Her paintings are both rigorously composed and deliciously unhinged. The sheer energy she conveys on the canvas is a marvel.” Read the rest of the review here http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/visual-arts/sarah-mcrae-mortons-painterly-talents-serve-her-vivid-dreamscapes-well/
Sarah McRae Morton, The Impossible Hunt, 2016, oil on canvas