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In Silence


 

International Visions – The Gallery

Presents

“In Silence”

A silent auction featuring works by:


  • Sylvie Barcelo
  • James Beacon
  • Charles Bibbs
  • James Beacon
  • Kevin Cole
  • Leonard Dawson
  • Tim Davis
  • Bill Dorsey
  • Lester Gunter
  • Nestor Hernandez
  • Sheldon Horton
  • Michal Hunter
  • Hamid Kachmar
  • Edward Kazaryan
  • Iris
  • George Kotchev
  • Nadia Kotcheva
  • Betty Murchison
  • Fred Mutebi
  • LeRoy Neiman
  • Yaw Obuobi
  • Oggi Ogburn
  • Jeffrey Salter
  • Preston Sampson
  • Debra Shedrick
  • Anastasia Simes
  • and Frank Smith

Preview

Friday and Saturday, September 2 nd-3 rd, 2005, 11am-6pm

Artist Reception

Saturday, September 10 th, 2005, 6:30-9pm

Exhibition Dates: September 2 nd-September 30 th, 2005

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Grandma’s Hands, Oil on Canvas, 16” x 19”, Opening Bid: $2,000

James Beacon’s career spansover 40 years. He primarily works in oils, acrylics and watercolors. His work may be seen in many private and public collections including Mount Vernon City Hall, and The National Council of Negro Women’s Headquarters in NYC. Beacon still resides and works in New York and has won several awards including the Ernest Crichlow and Jacob Lawrence Award for his outstanding achievements in the arts. He has exhibited in numerous one man shows including the college of New Rochelle, The Salmangundi Club and various commercial galleries.

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Jomandi , Limited Edition Print, 35” x 44”, Opening Bid: $800.

Charles Bibbs is a prolific artist gallery owner, art publisher, and philanthropist. By combining African-American cultural themes with African and Native American influences Bibbs has created an instantly recognizable style. His work has also been influenced by the work of Charles White Ernie Barnes and R.C. Gorman. Many of Bibbs' pieces revolve around jazz. His interest in jazz is clearly demonstrated by his founding of the Inland Empire Music and Arts Foundation which produces an annual Southern California art and music festival while providing support for many art and music educational programs. Bibbs currently resides outside of Los Angeles in Moreno Valley California

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Unconditional Faith and Love , Mixed Media on Wood, 16” x 20”, Opening Bid: $850.

Kevin Cole’s paintings in the shape of ties use the form in two ways: as a symbol of the world of power and a reminder of the lynching rope that was once a part of African-American life. Cole also demonstrates his talent in many colorful constructions paying homage to such women as Rosa Parks and Billie Holiday. His small sculptural paintings have a thrusting, energetic force as the forms take unexpected turns and leaps.

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Call Girl , Laminated Wood, 16” x 29”, Opening Bid: $800.

Leonard Dawson attributes his early interest in art to his father’s love of working with his hands. After earning an M.A. in art education from the University of Illinois, he became a military graphic artist, traveling and exhibiting his work internationally, particularly Central and South America. Dawson introduces the human form in bronze, or carved wood as the dominant vehicle for his sculpture, and adds supporting abstract elements of natural everyday common objects. His works derives from “the world of interpretation,” specifically slang words, whose multiple interpretations send unintended, powerful messages, much the way art does. He has exhibited widely in Illinois, North Carolina, and Arizona and have collectors through out the U.S.

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It Takes a Village , Oil on Canvas,
20” x 24”, Opening Bid: $2800.

Bill Dorsey literally fell into painting when he ended up on the steps of the Howard University School of Fine Arts, having been rejected as an aspiring, but inexperienced music candidate. Guided and inspired by such notables as Lois Mailou Jones, James V. Herring, James Wells, and James Porter, Bill launched into a career of commercial art as an Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Exhibit Designer while simultaneously pursuing his passion in fine arts arena. He has exhibited his work at Howard University Gallery, Howard University Blackburn Center, Margaret Dickey Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery, Strathmore Halls Art Center, and The Arts Club of Washington.

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Father and Son , Acrylic on canvas,
16” x 20”, Opening Bid: $700.

Tim Davis , Owner and Director of International Visions Gallery, LLC, has represented artists from all over the world in his gallery. He has spent over twenty years researching, arts consulting, and teaching the arts. As a painter, his focus has been to utilizing themes that represent the changing conditions of the human spirit and the interactions of relationships between people. He describes his work as “a personal understanding of life, and the struggles of being alive on earth in this time and space.”

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Repose, Oil on Canvas, 10” x 12”, Opening Bid: $1,265.00

Lester Gunter was born in the Parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica and moved to Kingston as a young man where he received his initial training as a painter. He moved to New York City in the late 1960’s, and since that time, his work has been widely exhibited. He has won awards and acclaim as a skilled draftsman and colorist, and he is collected by business leaders, entertainers, and dignitaries internationally. His paintings reflect the rustic landscapes and village scenes of his native Jamaica. He is also a powerful portrait and figure painter. He has studied with Barrington Watson, Robert Brackman and the late Jacob Lawrence.

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Kouwara Kids, Mali color photo , 16 x 20, Opening Bid: $350.00

Nestor Hernandez is a Washington, D.C. based photographer of Cuban descent. His personal projects span from his documentation of Mount Pleasant, the neighborhood where he resides, to his photographs of traditional weavers and spinners in West Africa. His major documentary projects include “Inside Cuba: A Photographic Journey,” a project resulting from 13 trips to the island nation, and “Forever Young: A portrait of Childhood,” a project documenting children. Hernandez is currently working on the Visual Griots Photography Project in Mali and will exhibit more images in Jan/Feb, 2006.

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StillLife in the Window, acrylic on linen 18 x 24, Opening Bid: $1200.00

Sheldon Horton first began his studies in art at the Chouinards Art School in Los Angeles. At the age of twenty-one he left the school to serve in the post-depression army, whence his unit was sent to New Guinea in 1942. In 1945 Horton returned to California to renew his studies of art. His experience in New Guinea had a profound effect upon his artwork, for he tended to look harder at everything he painted in order to truly grasp the reality and energy that lay within. He currently resides in Arlington, VA and continues to exhibit his work.

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George, Oil on Canvas, 14” x 14”, Opening Bid: $800.

Juliana, Oil on Canvas, 14” x 14”,Opening Bid: $800.

Michal Hunter studied art in her home state of Florida, where she earned a master of fine arts degree, andin Florence, Italy. A Washington, D.C. resident for 29 years, she has had several one-person shows and been included in numerous group shows in the area. She is a recipient of a visual arts grant from the D.C. Commissions on the Arts and Humanities and most recently was part of the Washington Projects for the Arts/Corcoran exhibition curated by F. Lennox Campello entitled “Seven”. Her life-sized, figurative paintings are personal in content and reflect her background in photography (BFA). She also does portraits on commission.

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Legacy, Mixed, 16” x 45”,
Opening Bid: $1300.

Iris is a Haitian Modernist who studied at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France and has a bachelor degree in architecture. Iris' distinctive style shows architectural influences of Byzantine and Medieval styles, intricate geometric patterns and folk art symbols; her paintings all the while are executed in bold Haitian colors. Her retina captures and transmits the signs, sacred symbols and forms of Taino heritage. Iris performs a descriptive execution of the western academic referrals. Her art recalls Saint-Soleil, one of the most prominent Haitian art movements. The heretic characters of her paintings, void of narrative content, give off the aspect of an Egyptian base-relief.

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Fusion, Mixed Media, 14” x 36”, Opening Bid: $1000.

Hamid Kachmar was born in 1969, a native of a nomadic Berber tribe inhabitant of Tafilalet, a region in southern east Morocco. He uses a variety of media such as natural pigments, fabrics, sand and other materials. His paintings evoke the “Alchemy of memory” as the artist likes to say, generated by many imports of Moroccan’s melting pot of cultures. However, themes of his works reflect faithfully his Afro-Berber cultural roots. Due to many exhibitions in France and Spain, he took his art to the USA in 2000 in order to explore new horizons and expand his artistic career within an international perspective.

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Shaman Talking to Birds , Bronze, 10” x 20”, Opening Bid, $3000.

Edward Kazaryan presently lives and works in Almaty, Kazakhstan. His bronze sculptures, drawings and wall reliefs are a blend of his cultural environment, which are modeled by his won unique form and style. His work is provocative and fresh, It has a certain immediacy that is natural and does not appear to be controlled. He has been widely exhibited in Russia, Germany, France, and Belgium. Mr. Kazaryan is considered one of the top ten artists in Kazakhstan.

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Nearness to the Sea, Oil on Canvas, 20” x 24”, Opening Bid: $1500.

George Kotchev works in oil and tempera on canvas. He depicts individuals alone and in relationships with expressionistic and surrealist styles. He was born in Kardjali, Bulgaria and now lives in the Washington, DC area. Many of George’s paintings are of blues and greens. He states, “It’s because of my attraction to the sea and the mysteries of beauty under the sea.”

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Ultimate Memory , Oil on Canvas,
24” x 30”, Opening Bid: $2000.

Nadia Kotcheva is a native of Garbrovo, Bulgaria. She graduated from Travana Art School, where she earned a degree in painting from St. Cyril and Methodius University. Her paintings are scenes that emanate heat and light, to more subdued, pensive group portraits. Her attention to color, texture, line, and shape create abstractions and feelings of personal expressions.

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Summertime, Acrylic on Canvas,
22” x 32”, Opening Bid: $1700.

Betty Murchison’s paintings are hybrids of figurative scenes and colorful abstract expressionism. She paints with the brushy verve and energy of an abstract expressionist, but the action seems symbolic of the cultural forces surrounding her African-American subjects. Her work is included in collections of HBO, New York, City of Rockville, the DC Art in Public Places Program, and many private collectors throughout the United States.

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Want to Say Something , Woodcut Print, 18” x 22”, Opening Bid: $850.

Fred Mutebi is a native of Uganda who is active in print making. His work has traditionally celebrated Uganda’s natural beauty and also focuses on the need to preserve that beauty. Mutebi creates works that carry social and political messages as well as relying in anecdotes and stories to capture those messages. His primary mediums are printing and painting. He has found a method that combines the two to his satisfaction, namely relief painting.

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Ali vs. Spinx, Limited Edition Print,
21” x 25”, Opening Bid: $400.

LeRoy Neiman is probably the most popular painter and printmaker in America. Through his art work Neiman has explored contemporary leisure, all the pastimes and places people enjoy, and particularly the world of sports and the world of entertainment. He was the official artist at five Olympiads. LeRoy Neiman's style explodes with the dramatic intensity of Abstract Expressionist brush strokes, which pick out action that is strikingly accurate. This unique combination is so appealing that Neiman has brought art into the lives of more people than most post-war American artists put together.

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Market Village, Yarn collage Painting,
36” x 48”, opening Bid: $2,000

Yaw Obuobi was born to a family of artists who encouraged and nurtured him to explore his own independent uniqueness through creative expression in Ghana, West Africa. He self-devised a process of “yarn painting” that achieves the effect of depth perception and brush strokes through altering the textures of the yarn. Yaw’s inspiration is derived from indigenous daily life experiences in Ghana and other countries in Africa. Yaw seeks to preserve memory through four thematic mediums: the realism of still life, the spirituality of his society, the abstract interpretation of traditional symbols and the expressiveness of portraits.

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Process and Doorags, Black and White Photo, 20” x 24”, Opening Bid: $1200.

Oggi Ogburn is recognized in Washington, D.C. as “The Entertainer’s Photographer.” The Brooklyn native has documented recording artists for various distribution companies, such as Sony, Motown, MCA, WEA, BMG, and EMI. His images have also appeared in magazines ranging from Billboard to US News and World Report. Ogburn states, “I may be known for my music collection, but my favorite photographs are those that capture Black Culture.”

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Dogan Village , Silver Gelatin Print,
20” x 24”, Opening Bid: $300.

Jeffrey Salter is an award-winning photojournalist for The Miami Herald. He was a finalist for both the Leica Medal of Excellence and American Photographer’s New Face in Photojournalism. He has been the New Jersey Photographer of the Year and the Atlanta Seminar on Photojournalism Photographer of the Year. Salter’s work has been included in several books, including Songs of My People and The African Americans as well as magazines, including People, Stern, and Business Week.

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Take Time , acrylic on canvas,
12 x 16 opening bid: 400.00

Preston Sampson is a figurative artist whose illuminating works on un-stretched and un-primed canvas have gained him a national acclaim from private and institutional art collectors. Sampson uses acrylic paints; his vigorous brush strokes pulsate with rhythm and energy. Sampson explores jazz melodies in the most exuberant paintings of musicians and dancers. His goal is for his figurative portrayals “to emote, touch and move you to the center of it all.” Another reoccurring theme in Samson’s work is the dominant male figure, done in epic and heroic scale, exuding pride and dignity.

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Family, Acrylic on Canvas,
14 x16 Opening bid, $550.00

Deborah Shedrick 'sart exudes the aura of simplistic beauty. Holding a BS and MS in Psychology, she honed her artistic skills through workshops and study with prominent instructors, expressing her talents through the use of acrylics and watercolors. She has been the recipient of numerous awards in invitational and juried shows and her paintings are part of collections throughout the United States and abroad. Deborah's style has developed into combining realistic images and abstraction. She defines her paintings as free-style, uniquely her own. She captures the nuance of a moment, with the celebration of color and energy.

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Three Sick Angels, Acrylic on Canvas, 24” x 36”, Opening Bid: $1500

Anastasia R. Simes is a native of Russia where she received a Master of Fine Arts at the Art School of the Russian Institute of Cinematography. She has worked in landscape, portrait, still life, and free composition. Simes has been able, almost effortlessly, to clean the slate of her past and to express her vision of her new reality as faithfully and honestly as she did in her homeland. Simes has said, “I have always had a great interest in the secret life of objects. It allows me to pursue what I find most fascinating: the dynamic in static, the sense of quiet before an explosion. In my paintings I tend to create an alternative reality, like a dream in which everything looks familiar and ordinary but at the same time new and strange.”

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History Lesson, Mixed media
20" x 26" Opening Bid: $1400.

Frank Smith , a native of Chicago, and former Howard University Professor, is one of the original members of AFRICOBRA. The artistic ideology of AFRICOBRA springs from the ethos of African American and Pan-African spiritual and political culture. Smith’s work is improvisational, and embraces colorful geometric forms, and African inspired symbols and imagery. Bright zigzag stitching joins colorful patches of painted patters and found objects. Smith has had more than seventy exhibitions in museums and galleries across the US, Africa, and the Caribbean. His works can be found in many public, private, and corporate collections including the DuSable Museum and the Oakland, Cal. Museum.

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