I stopped by the BJ Spoke Gallery in Huntington tonight for a general meeting. The new Lorraine Carol and Kevin Larkin abstract shows were up. The freshness and high calibre was evident. In addition, there is a simultaneous third show (in Gallery 3) of member works. The show’s reception is coming Saturday, May 6, from 6-9 PM.There will be wine and other refreshments. All art lovers are welcome. The show runs from May 2 thru May 28, 2017.
I snapped some photos of the work not he walls, and was given permission to show them. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for you though. You really should see it for yourself!
Lorraine Carol is the Managing Director of the gallery and Kevin Larkin is President. Kevin teaches at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills and I’ve attended his classes. He always understood what I was doing and gave excellent feedback, He’s a devoted artist and teacher. People often become serial attendees, because of his warmth and generosity with suggestions and new techniques. He’s taken his former paintings and layers upon layers of new work has fused into “Palimpsest” and Lorraine’s new work has its own distinct style and tone.
In Gallery 3 is a sculptor’s work that is unique, old metal objects are transformed into inspirational art by John Bell. Next to his work are two of my paintings, abstract of course. What startled me is that John and I seem to be tuned into the same source for our creations. We didn’t know each other prior to me joining the gallery and attending the Artist Circle meeting on Sunday and yet, we use similar forms and seem to be not he same “wavelength”….I’ll show you what I mean with the setting of his sculpture int he show alongside my paintings. If you see them in person you will recognize the symmetry un-knowingly shared. And my latest project has elements remarkably related to his latest sculpture of a hero carrying someone to safety. The cosmic or meta cognitive vision of his creations are also in mine, and although previously strangers, we were creating in tune with one another — without seeing each other’s projects. WOW!
Here are a few more of John Bell’s sculptures,