Thirty-Five Year Odyssey: Anniversary Exhibition

Sep 7 - October 8, 2018

Thirty-Five Year Odyssey: Anniversary Exhibition

A celebration of thirty-five years. An extraordinary exhibiiton featuring interntional, national, and regional artists. Reception: Friday, September 7, 5-8 pm

Thomas Deans Fine Art celebrates its 35th anniversary with an exhibition featuring artists of international, national, and regional recognition, including British artists Christopher Le Brun and David Brayne; Alabama painter Carlton Nell, and New York artist mixed-media artist Fayer.

The exhibition will feature a group of paintings and other works by British artist Christopher Le Brun. Now president of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Le Brun has been a major artist on the international stage since the early 1980s, where he made his mark first as a painter, then as printmaker and sculptor. His work is exhibited throughout the world, and the gallery is delighted that the artist has agreed to send work to the exhibition. Says Thomas Deans, “I have known Christopher personally for a number of years. He has always been generous in sending his work, in demand the world over, to Atlanta. We will be showing, among other wonderful things, unique proof states of recent woodcuts that sold out at Art Basel.” Several paintings are from a new series exhibited this summer at Cambridge University. His recent work focuses on pure painting that he describes as “primary, non-ironic” responses to the act of painting, rather than self-reflexive commentaries on the process.

Carlton Nell’s world is that of the Southern landscape. Living and working in Opelika, Alabama—Nell is a professor at Auburn University—he finds the extraordinary in the ordinary of the Alabama landscape. His highly selective eye and vision create unforgettable images out of something a simple as light on rising land. The New York Times wrote that the paintings of Carlton Nell were “enhanced by his paring of detail to a poetic minimum." Most of Nell’s work is on a uniformly small scale, 6 x 10 inches. For this exhibition, the artist has created paintings on a large scale, each 4 x 6.5 feet.  Nell’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country and is found in many public and private collections.

New York artist Laura Fayer makes process-oriented abstract paintings based on patterns of movement found in nature.  She then translates these patterns into densely layered paintings using oils, acrylics, ink, stencils, and stamps, "organizing the disparate elements into a loose geometry with organic rhythm.  She is influenced by Japanese concepts of asymmetry, economy of means, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of integrity of natural objects. “I felt like I was somehow making these paintings that were rooted in something I had experienced as a child in Japan. I did some research and realized that, of course, that's where it was coming from. The paintings are a lot about discovery and exploration.”

In addition, other gallery artist will make special contributions to the exhibition. These include David Brayne, David Kidd, Thaddeus Radell, Paul Tamanian, and Scott Upton.

About Thomas Deans Fine Art

Thomas Deans Fine Art was established in 1983 and is located on Miami Circle, in the heart of Atlanta's art and design district. The gallery specializes in contemporary paintings, contemporary and historical works on paper, and selected contemporary

photography. The gallery works regularly with museums, private and corporate collectors, casual buyers, interior designers, and art consultants.

 

Thomas Deans is the founder (1983) and president of Thomas Deans Fine Art and was co-founder of The Gallery Downstairs, London (1985-1997). Mr. Deans has written and lectured extensively about the fine and performing arts, with projects for PBS, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York City Center for the Performing Arts, Cleveland, San Jose, Richmond, and Sacramento ballets, the Cummer Museum and Gardens, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (Florida), the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Albany (Georgia) Museum of Art, the Florida Institute for Art Education, and Women's Art Journal, among others. 

 

He has written chapters on British paintings/artists for The Catalogue of the Collection, St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts (1994) and Women Artists, by Margaret Barlow (1999). He currently serves on the Dean's Advisory Board for the college of fine art, drama, dance, and design at Florida State University. 

 

After 229 by Carlton Nell, Jr.

Carlton Nell, Jr.

After 229

Oil and wax on panel

48 x 80 in ()

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After 184 by Carlton Nell, Jr.

Carlton Nell, Jr.

After 184

Oil and wax on panel

48 x 80 in ()

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After 65 by Carlton Nell, Jr.

Carlton Nell, Jr.

After 65, 2018

Oil and wax on panel

48 x 80 in ()

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Fine Blue Jacket by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Fine Blue Jacket, 2017

Acrylic media and watercolor on paper backed with board

11 x 9 in ()

$1,500

Field Notes by Laura Fayer

Laura Fayer

Field Notes, 2018

Acrylic and Japanese Paper on canvas

24 x 30 in ()

$3,000

Family Dynamics by Laura Fayer

Laura Fayer

Family Dynamics, 2016

Acrylic and Japanese paper on paper

29.50 x 41.75 in ()

$3,600

Color Study #13 by Christopher Le Brun

Christopher Le Brun

Color Study #13, 2016

30 x 22 in ()

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D24 by Christopher Le Brun

Christopher Le Brun

D24, 2018

Oil on paper

29.50 x 41.30 in ()

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After 218 by Carlton Nell, Jr.

Carlton Nell, Jr.

After 218

Oil and wax on panel

48 x 80 in ()

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After 154 by Carlton Nell, Jr.

Carlton Nell, Jr.

After 154

Oil on panel

48 x 80 in ()

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After 278 by Carlton Nell, Jr.

Carlton Nell, Jr.

After 278

Oil and wax on panel

48 x 80 in ()

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Summer Flowers by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Summer Flowers, 2018

Acrylic media and watercolor on paper backed with board

11 x 9 in ()

$1,500

Where the Heart Is by Laura Fayer

Laura Fayer

Where the Heart Is, 2018

Acrylic and Japanese Paper on canvas

48 x 62 in ()

$8,500

Morning Wind by Laura Fayer

Laura Fayer

Morning Wind, 2016

Acrylic and Japanese paper on paper

29.70 x 41.60 in ()

$3,600

Color Study #23 by Christopher Le Brun

Christopher Le Brun

Color Study #23, 2017

watercolor and acrylic on paper

30 x 22 in ()

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Color Study #20 by Christopher Le Brun

Christopher Le Brun

Color Study #20, 2017

30 x 22 in ()

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After 213 by Carlton Nell, Jr.

Carlton Nell, Jr.

After 213

Oil and wax on panel

48 x 80 in ()

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After 128 by Carlton Nell, Jr.

Carlton Nell, Jr.

After 128, 2018

Oil and wax on panel

48 x 80 in ()

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Arianna [Ariadne] by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Arianna [Ariadne], 2018

Acrylic media and watercolor on paper backed with board

17.30 x 22 in ()

$3,000

Gate to the Wood by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Gate to the Wood, 2018

Acrylic media and watercolor on paper backed with board

11.80 x 11.80 in ()

$1,875

Crystal Rock by Laura Fayer

Laura Fayer

Crystal Rock, 2018

Acrylic and Japanese Paper on canvas

60 x 54 in ()

$10,000

Heartland by Laura Fayer

Laura Fayer

Heartland, 2018

Acrylic and Japanese paper on canvas

36 x 30 in ()

$4,000

D27 by Christopher Le Brun

Christopher Le Brun

D27, 2018

Oil on paper

29.50 x 41.30 in ()

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D25 by Christopher Le Brun

Christopher Le Brun

D25, 2018

Oil on paper

29.50 x 41.30 in ()

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After 200 by Carlton Nell, Jr.

Carlton Nell, Jr.

After 200

Oil and wax on panel

48 x 80 in ()

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After 121 by Carlton Nell, Jr.

Carlton Nell, Jr.

After 121, 2018

Oil and wax on panel

48 x 80 in ()

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Yellow Dress, Silver Necklace by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Yellow Dress, Silver Necklace, 2018

Acrylic media and watercolor on paper backed with board

9 x 11 in ()

$1,500

Fortune Teller by Laura Fayer

Laura Fayer

Fortune Teller, 2018

Acrylic and Japanese Paper on canvas

56 x 42 in ()

$7,500

Natural Selection 311 by Laura Fayer

Laura Fayer

Natural Selection 311, 2016

Acrylic and Japanese paper on paper

18 x 30.20 in ()

$2,500

Kindred Spirits by Laura Fayer

Laura Fayer

Kindred Spirits, 2018

Acrylic and Japanese Paper on canvas

60 x 60 in ()

$11,500

D26 by Christopher Le Brun

Christopher Le Brun

D26, 2018

Oil on paper

29.50 x 41.30 in ()

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