A Compass Points the Way

The Galatea OnLine Gallery

May 20, 2020
9th Edition

How do we follow a path that hasn't been brandished? All we see is a dense copse of trees, with no apparent opening. This describes what many art galleries and art institutions are facing in the wake of the Pandemic. We forge our own paths. We make our own communities come to life once more. Many galleries such as ours have made virtual spaces to keep the flame lit. The physical manifestation of these recent innovations will be very exciting to see. It's a time of great possibilities.

Our gallery , as well as the art community at large, has the opportunity to remake itself, strengthened by the fortitude of our determination. Artists have always weathered the ups and downs of economic fluctuation, personal and collective, and now is no exception.

When the coast is clear, you can be sure that we will be there continuing our lively exhibition schedule, and we will keep you updated.

In the mean time, be sure to visit our Artsy page at https://www.artsy.net/galatea-fine-art to view our May and June members' work.

Again, we appreciate all the support and love that you have shared with us over the last decade and look forward to moving beyond this with you. We are happy to work with you on a purchase of artwork shown here, or answer any questions you might have. In this time when artists of all genres are struggling to keep their practice going, your support is especially valued.

For sales inquiries , please contact Marjorie Kaye at [email protected] . Our artists will be happy to ship the work to you at a cost to be determined.

To all , and in particular the SOWA community, artists of all kinds, and those that support us, we are strong and will survive. May all blessings, health, happiness, strength, wisdom, art and love be our gift.

There is an architectural component to this piece by Susan Leskin. Cities seem to grow out of a miasma of uncertainty. Bits and pieces take off and float away into a night becoming day. There is an optimism in this work reflected by the energetic candor of the composition.

Susan Leskin, Broken Earth , Mixed Media, 24 x 20 inches (framed), 2019, $400.00
Picture this perfect day in the forest: the aroma of fallen leaves, the cool and crisp air enlivens your senses. The slightest movement captures your eye and your imagination. You never want to leave, but to linger in the density of the woods always.

Carolyn Newberger, September Forest , Watercolor, 6 x 16 inches, 2018, $1,100.00
There is no figure present on this dusty plane. Nature has overtaken this environment. It is a desert. The light has shifted with the changing of the sun's direction. There is an otherworldly, atmospheric air about this painting. The artist has described possible worlds.

Jennifer Okumura, Knots on the Mind, Changing Landscape , Oil on Canvas, 20 x 80 inches, 2020, $3,000.00
Christine Palamidessi has been casting mask after mask during this time of sequestering during the pandemic. She states: "What does an artist do during lockdown? She invites victory back into our lives". Nike, the Winged Goddess of Victory is the inspiration behind these pieces.

Christine Palamidessi, Nike Victory Mask , Paper Sculpture, 10 x 6.5 x 8 inches,
2020, $890.00 (each)
A forest clearing can be detected somewhere in this mass of growth. The viewer is invited to find it. This painting by Vicki Kocher Paret beckons discovery as the eye is drawn to the horizon of the treetops. The sun chooses its illumination among the texture cast by leaves and branches.

Vicki Kocher Paret, Looking Up , Gouache on Panel, 12 x 12, 2020, $450.00
A bird's eye view of a stunning moment; this is an unusual view of a lively wedding dance. The energy is dizzying when looked upon from this point of view, but the joyous place in time is forever captured.

Matthew Peake, Dancing on Air , Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches, 2020, SOLD
George Shaw references the great Vivaldi piece "Filiae Maestrae Jerusalem" in this painted construction. The cadences present in the music are exceptionally interpreted in the unexpected dialogue between shapes and the shadows cast without and within.

George Shaw, Filiae Maestrae, Mixed Media on Panel and Wood, 12 x 50 x 15 inches,
2020, $2,200.00
Sitting by the river's edge, the water is dancing and the light creates diamonds on the surface. The flow is ever changing and if one looks closely, there is endless differentiation of color in the water. Life is given; the fluidity of the river speaks to us of the ephemeral nature of the moment.
James Varnum, Emerald Shoals, Alcohol Ink and Ink, 26 x 40 inches (diptych),

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