Featured Artist: JOAN MITCHELL

Born in Chicago in 1925, Joan Mitchell was a key American “second generation” Abstract Expressionist painter, although much of her time was spent in France.  Notably, Mitchell was one of the few female artists of her time to gain critical acclaim.  During her nearly 50 year painting career, Mitchell’s work remained true to abstraction even as other styles emerged.

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JOAN MITCHELL
Untitled (1952–53)
Oil on canvas
61 x 65 IN

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JOAN MITCHELL
Salut Tom (1979)
Oil on canvas (four panels)
110 x 314 IN

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JOAN MITCHELL
La Grande Vallée XVI, Pour Iva (1983)
Oil on canvas
102 x 78 IN

Her paintings explored physicality and sentiment in nature – to “convey the feeling of the dying sunflower”, in her words.  Her work is characterized by long, broad brushstrokes contrasting warm and cool hues, and where many other prominent Abstract Expressionists willingly distanced their works from their references in an effort to have viewers focus solely on the paintings, Mitchell was unafraid in referencing the natural world in her artwork

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Zac Kenny cites Mitchell as an inspiration in his practice. Kenny’s work will be on exhibit at Navillus Gallery from 11 September to 1 November. Be sure to drop by and check it out!

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The Mighty Jungle (2014)
Oil on Canvas
30 x 60 IN

Photo of the Day

KESTIN CORNWALL
A Memento Mori #2
Ink and Acrylic on Wood Panel
36 X 32 IN

Today is the last day to check out Kestin Cornwall’s work as part of our ICONIC exhibit! Stop by the gallery on this beautiful day - we are open until 6pm!

Photo of the Day: New work by Kestin Cornwall just arrived at the gallery today! We’re loving the size and they are only $25 for an original work!

Photo of the Day: New work by Kestin Cornwall just arrived at the gallery today! We’re loving the size and they are only $25 for an original work!

Studio visit with Zac Kenny in preparation for his upcoming exhibition “There’s a Party in my Paints!” Starting September 11 at the gallery!

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The Fortune Teller’s Quandary
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48 IN

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Windy Thoughts
Oil on Canvas
12 x 12 IN

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The Luck Machine
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48 IN

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Admist
Oil on Canvas
20 x 20 IN

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Make Your Own Waves
Oil on Canvas
36 x 40 IN

"There’s a Party in My Paints!" featuring the work of Zac Kenny will be on exhibit from 11 September - 1 November at Navillus Gallery!

Art + Design

At Navillus Gallery, it is our belief that art can make a commonplace environment extraordinary. In our profoundly material modern culture, possessions can help us forge our identities and understand ourselves in relation to the things we are surrounded by. This is especially true of the ways in which we adorn our work and living spaces. Surrounding ourselves with artwork can remind us of our better selves; it is uplifting and inspiring.

Here are some images of inspiring spaces that demonstrate the power of art in interior design …

imageA Pop Art palace
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

imageFloor to ceiling artwork, arranged salon-style
http://theselby.com/

imageColourful artwork warms up this minimalist office space
http://www.design-milk.com/

imageAn eclectic mix of framed and unframed paintings, drawings, prints and photos
http://www.designsponge.com/

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Artist, Lou Patrou’s art adorned studio
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arts/

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Abstract statement piece
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

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Check out http://www.navillusgallery.com/ and http://www.navillusstore.com/ to browse Navillus Gallery’s inventory of artwork to enhance your space and reflect your taste!

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FRANCOISE NIELLY
Three Faces
Oil on Canvas
76.8 x 38.2 IN

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FRANCOISE NIELLY
Masquerade
Signed Archival Pigment Print on Canvas (Ed. 25)
35.5 x 28.25 IN

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FRANCOISE NIELLY
Shanghai
Signed Archival Pigment Print on Canvas (Ed. 25)
58 x 38 IN