March 7th, 2020

by Eileen Treasure, Manager

Matt Flint Exhibition, “Forward Echo,” opening Friday, February 28, brought together both seasoned and new collectors.

Another successful opening for Wyoming artist, Matt Flint. Recent travels to Vienna and Amsterdam inspired this collection in subject matter, color palette and a thrilling amount of metallic gold. By closing Friday night, an astounding nine paintings had sold.  Matt and his wife, Angie, are already planning to return to Europe with their two girls this spring.

Angie and Matt Flint enjoying another great opening reception at Gallery MAR. In the background is “Tangled Up in Blue (the Muse)” which was inspired by Gustav Klimt and his muse, Edith Bloch-Bauer. This one sold over the phone to a collector in Texas.

 

Matt poses with collector, Susan Graves, and her new Flint painting, “Bluebird (for Egon).” Flint draws inspiration for this painting from early twentieth century Austrian artist, Egon Schiele, a protege of Gustav Klimt.

 

We welcomed local, seasoned collectors, Van and Liz Novack. Building relationships between artists and patrons is one of the most rewarding aspects of the Gallery MAR mission statement.

 

Flint’s work tells a beautiful narrative and captures the special moment of silence in nature.

 

Catered bites by Savoury Kitchen and live music by local artist, Melissa McDonald, topped off a terrific evening. Melissa will perform at our March 13 opening for Nina Tichava and R. Nelson Parrish.

Our final winter show, “Brilliant Refractions,” will feature the work of Nina Tichava and R. Nelson Parrish on Friday, March 13.  Mark your calendar and join Gallery MAR for another fun and enlightened experience.