September 18th, 2010
Gallery MAR‘s Joe Norman and Warren Neary are both featured in this month’s press coverage. We’re excited to see these two fine artists’ work, celebrated. Pick up a copy of City Weekly or Southwest Art Magazine today and read more below to discover their talents.
Artys 2010– Celebrating Utah’s Arts: The best in local theater, dance, art & more.
By City Weekly Staff
Joe Norman, Blue Boat Home Design
We’re not kidding when we say this furniture is pure junk. Artist Joe Norman painstakingly crafts sculptures and furnishings out of leftover materials more suited for the dump, creating eco-friendly products with both an aesthetic and practical use. Using items like wood pallets, crankshafts, bike gears, concrete bits, scrapmetal and even old bomb casings as material, Norman is able to fashion anything into a dining-room table or a matching desk-and-chair set—finding beauty and use in that which has been discarded, giving his customers enjoyment and the environment a break. BlueBoatHomeDesign.com
Southwest Art Magazine, October 2010
Portfolio | Peaks & Valleys: Rocky Mountain Landscapes
“I’ve enjoyed drawing and painting since I was a child. In high school, I remember stepping off the bus and seeing this flaming sunset, and I thought to myself, someday I want to capture that in paint. In creating this painting, I traveled to one of my favorite locations—the Wyoming Hereford Ranch. It reminds me of my childhood home, with cows, horses, meandering streams, rolling hills, and gnarly cotton-wood trees. I quickly developed a color sketch in oil and then used it along with photos to complete the painting. I find working this way exhilarating. My goal is to create artwork that captures the essence of what I see and transports us to another world.”
Abend Gallery, Denver, CO; Gallery Mar, Park City, UT; www.warrenneary.com.
Group exhibit, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Dayton, OH, October 22- January 2011.
Group show, Abend Gallery, October 29-November 24.