Ali’s painting, “I’ll never let you go” was curated into this year’s portrait competition at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art. The show is curated by David Hummer and Margaret Bowland Painting Instructor, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.
Reception for Artists April 25, 6-8pm open to the public
Join us in the second floor art department as Ali shares her collection!
Modern Fresco Paintings is the first collection of Ali Cavanaugh’s paintings, and it follows her entire career using watercolor on kaolin clay to create her modern fresco technique and the lovely work that flows from it. Beginning with her hyper-realistic portraits and ending with her latest, more free-flowing pictures, her use of light, color, and the human form captures the essence of her models and their forms and feelings in a particular moment.
Cavanaugh’s artistic sensibility was developed by two important events in her childhood. Her dependence on the visual world began when she lost much of her hearing through spinal meningitis when she was two, and her creative spirit developed out of her being raised in a rural environment where she had to create her own ways of expressing herself and making her own fun.
She developed her stunning modern fresco medium almost by accident as she was learning to apply the outer layer of plaster to her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This volume illustrates her growth as an artist and her mastery of the technique.
These are lovely works, painted masterfully. Both long-time followers of Cavanaugh’s work---from the earliest “Sock Arms” paintings to those who found her through more recent work like the Chroma series---and those who are discovering her and her art for the first time, will be delighted by this collection.
The sixth annual Art Palm Springs returns to an eager audience. Art Palm Springs is strategically scheduled over the extended President’s Day Weekend coinciding with Palm Springs Modernism Week at the height of the Coachella Valley’s season. Art Palm Springs and Modernism Week turn the Desert into a cultural mecca over this weekend, attracting over 14,000 acquisition oriented art lovers to the Fair in 2016. The City of Palm Springs announced in 2015, that this President’s Day weekend set a record as the largest number tourists visiting in its history. The results were stunning at Art Palm Springs, with hundreds of art works finding new homes and robust art sales recorded by a majority of exhibiting galleries
Ali Cavanaugh is an internationally represented artist from St. Louis, Missouri. The selected work in this exhibit represents the past ten years of Cavanaugh's stunning experimentation with Watercolor on Kaolin Clay, otherwise known as her "modern frescoes."
"Women Painting Women: In Earnest is an exhibition that honors the human spirit and shares s the thoughtful and unique vision of 30 contemporary artists who explore the complexity of being a woman today. Each artist looks beyond the surface of her subject, beyond mere replication of the physical world before her, in search of deeper realities."
September 16 there will be a guided tour by the curator and artists. Everyone is welcome.
Ali has four paintings in the group show, BRINE, curated by Victor Grasso. SOMA Gallery hosts this incredible exhibit. Other artists in the show include Bo Bartlett, Shepard Fairey, Kris Lewis, Danny Galieote, Graeme Camerson, Adam Wallacavage, Steve Gibson, Greg Bennett, Frank Kallop, Stan Sperlak, and Frank Weiss.
Opening reception: June 4th 6-9pm
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Ali's "Immerse" paitnings debuted at Art Hamptons in New York this summer, then traveled to Boston in September, followed by Miami in December, and now its final showing is at Fontbonne University in Ali's hometown, St Louis, Missouri.
The opening reception is Friday, January 22nd from 6-8 pm. Open to the public.
L Ross Gallery celebrates 10 successful years with a group show of selected gallery artists. I have been with LRoss for 8 of their 10 years! Memphis has been very good to me over the years and my work resides in countless art collections throughout the city, thanks to Linda's excellent representation. Cheers!
Opening Friday, December 4th 2015, three distinct talents come together for OIL WATER BRONZE, an exhibition at Sirona Fine Art. Three separate masters, in three separate media. Nadine Robbins combines perfectly realized portraiture, rendered meticulously with a distinct personality in richly layered oils. Rejecting the traditionally ‘staged’ portrait, Robbins prefers to convey life, emotion, authenticity, and often humor in her subjects. Ali Cavanaugh has long pushed the medium of watercolor to emulate finely detailed oil paintings. Her new works utilize the inherent spontaneity of the medium, while injecting new life into her figures. Gary Weisman is one of the finest figurative sculptors in the world, combining the consummate mastery of his predecessors from the classic Greek to Rodin to Brancussi, with a wholly contemporary presentation of the body captured in bronze.
The Vendue, guided by curators Robert and Megan Lange, displays at least 40 pieces, with artists hailing from all corners of the globe. The theme for November’s exhibit (which will be on display until March 2016) is Silver versus Gold. The opening reception will be held on Nov. 12 from 6-8 p.m. featuring live music, gold and silver themed cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres.
Artist's reception: Friday, September, 18th from 6-8 pm. Please stop by to meet Ali. All are welcome.
"Immerse is an abandonment of the artist’s hyper- representational aesthetic and, rather, embraces the fluidity and ungoverned nature of watercolor. In past paintings, her subjects were most often teenage women, emulating introverted emotion. Her young daughter now acts as her muse, embodying openness, honesty and forgiveness- traits that can likewise be used to characterize the temperament of the works. These significant changes inspired an unfamiliar scale—previous work was small and intimate. Immerse is comprised of large-scale work that envelops that viewer completely. The creation of this collection, aptly named, both required that the artist immerse herself in unexplored process and subject, and in turn holds the audience captive with its imagery." -Gold Gallery
I will be represented by Gold Gallery at ArtHamptons
ArtHamptons announces the program schedule and sponsors for the fair’s 8th edition, taking place over 4th of July weekend. The original fine art fair of the Hamptons is partnering with a selection of top luxury brands and media partners to offer attendees an upscale summer art fair experience. Starting with the private First Look opening on Thursday, July 2nd, ArtHamptons offers an events program of VIP parties, charity benefits, expert panel discussions, and a special ARTrageous 4th of July event on Saturday the 4th for those interested in a decidedly highbrow holiday weekend in the Hamptons. ArtHamptons will commence at the ivate Estate Grounds on Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton July 25, 2015.