March 21st, 2020

We are here daily, in the gallery,
and working to inspire and delight you on the daily!

Eileen Treasure, Manager

Salt Lake City just experienced it’s strongest earthquake (5.7) in over 100 years.

For those of us with a large art collection, that brings to mind placement and installation for our precious pieces — should you live in earthquake-prone parts of the country. The best advice I read was to have “soft art” over your bed. Translation — if it falls off the wall onto your face, you won’t be injured.  Ouch!

Canvas-wrapped paintings, without a frame, fit the bill. And Gallery MAR features several artists in that category including Ron Russon, Mary Scrimgeour, Stefan Heyer, Patrick St. Clair and some of the work by James Penfield, Jonathan Julien, Nina Tichava, Hunt Slonem and Michael Kessler.  Send us a picture of your bed wall and we will Photoshop some safety options.

Below, using the magic of Photoshop, are some ideas of available paintings  in the gallery of 40″ – 48″ height

Michael Kessler’s “Aspeniced I” is 48″ x 84″ stretched canvas.

 

James Penfield’s “Future Portage” and “Heavyweight Down” are each 48″ x 24″ stretched canvas.

 

Hunt Slonem’s “Toucan Barbet” is 40″ x 60″ stretched canvas.

 

Nina Tichava’s “I Hope This Song Will Guide You Home” is 48″ x 60″ stretched canvas.

Here are some installation inspiration images from our collectors:

A special commission from Mary Scrimgeour (stretched canvas) makes this a delightful bedroom. Notice the headboard has chickens too. Delightful! 

 

Ron Russon’s “Get in Line” is 48″ x 72″ stretched canvas on this Deer Valley wall.

Let’s talk installation, too. There is “theft-proof” hardware available — but if you use hooks instead of just nails, paintings will stay put (unless the wall comes down.) You could also secure wire around the hanging wire on the back of the painting and wrapped around the hook and nail.

As always, we would love to talk to you about your specific situation. Call or email us or make an appointment to chat (at 6 ft) in the gallery. We are here daily staffing the gallery!