March 23rd, 2012

Shawna Moore & Michael Kessler at Gallery MAR, Park City

Gallery MAR presented Shawna Moore and Michael Kessler’s newest series of works last weekend with their “Tracing Tangents” exhibition of over 30 new paintings. Both the Park Record and Western Art and Architecture Magazine did wonderful stories on the two artists, which you can read below. It was a treat to have both artists here in our new space, and this is without doubt the most impressive bodies of work we have ever received from this set of artistic friends.

Tragically, three days after his successful show opening and enjoying the beauty of Park City, Michael Kessler fell while skiing and broke both his collar bone and femur. We are looking forward to a speedy recovery for our dear friend and wish him well!

Gallery MAR Press

Western Art and Architecture Magazine “Ones to Watch– Shawna Moore” – March 2012

“ENCAUSTIC PAINTER SHAWNA MOORE SIMULTANEOUSLY DELVES INTO BOTH HER OWN CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNEY AND THE MOMENT AT WHICH SHE IS STANDING BEFORE HER CANVAS. Her work holds unhesitating spontaneity while dialoguing with the masters of the past…”

Park Record “Abstractly Natural Artworks at Gallery MAR” – March, 2012

“Natural abstracts will be the flavor of the night when the Gallery MAR hosts an opening reception for artists Shawna Moore and Michael Kessler on Saturday. While the two artists live far from each other, Moore lives in Montana and Kessler lives in New Mexico, they are good friends who have known each other for 10 years…”