Wednesday, August 11, 2010

David Hoptman

Hands on Cards
19.5 x 23.5 inches, 49.5 x 59.7 cm

La Porta Gallery
invites you to the opening reception of
David Hoptman

Friday 20 August 2010
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
1A Via Soccini, Buonconveto
Exibit continues through Saturday 28 August
La Porta Gallery
vi invita all’inaugurazione della mostra di
David Hoptman

venerdi 20 agosto 2010
dalle 18:00 alle 20:30
1A Via Soccini, Buonconvento
la mostra sara’ aperto fino a sabato 28 agosto

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Opening Night with Kaye Mahoney

4:00 PM, Saturday, July 3, the show is up and ready. There are a few new ways we've discovered to organize works on our hanging system as you can see from these few installation shots. I'm very happy with the show, it looked great. This was first time that we invited people to a show of abstract work and we were pleased with the large turnout.

The paintings covered a range of styles all of which touched on Kaye's continuing investigations of layered veils of transparent and semi-transparent color with a variety of application methods. I love the scale of these works as the having an emphasis on spaciousness and depth.

At 5 we unlocked the door. The chilled wine and the aged percorino and grapes are on the table. Here's Kaye as we opened.

We soon had a small group.

And then there was a larger group.

Some people, not only smokers, were outside in the street.

In this last shot, we gathered at the restaurant at Monte Oliveto.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kay Mahoney - Variations

La Porta Gallery
Invites you to the opening reception of
Saturday 3 July 2010 from 17:00 - 20:00
1A Via Soccini, Buonconvento
Exhibit will continue through 11 July
Telephone: 0577.80.63.51
La Galleria La Porta
vi invita all'inaugurazione della mostra di
il giorno 3 luglio 2010 dalle 17:00 alle 20:00
1A Via Soccini, Buonconvento
la mostra sara' aperto fino al 11 luglio
Telefono: 0577.80.63.51
* Variation 1 - Viridian
30 x 60 cm oil on canvas
olio su tela

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mille Miglia

A couple of weeks ago the road rally called 1000 Miglia came through our town. The 1000 Miglia happens every year and usually marks the true beginning of spring. Hundreds of antique cars, many I've never seen before come and drive around Italy, and I thought it might be interesting to show a few images of what this looks like from the perspective of our little art gallery. Two things not shown is the loud noise of very old powerful gas engines and the smell they produce as they idle at a stop waiting for the forward cars to make room.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

March 13th, Opening Night

Opening night for the Lucy Clink exhibit was an unqualified success. So many things came together, great paintings, warm and dry weather and an expanded mailing list and journalist coverage brought out quite a crowd. Thank you to all who came. This was our third show and even though it was too early for the high season of the Provincia di Siena the enthusiastic response bodes well for the summer.

Here is Lucy. Notice that the picture is slightly blured. I did not want a posed photo, but Lucy was very engaged with the social aspects of the evening making a clear shot amongst all the people almost impossible.

Lucy lives in Rome and while a lot of her friends came to the show she was very open, engaged and made a lot of aquintances with the more local attendees. She was discussing this painting with Robert Etherington for quite a while.

Maddine and Joanne Morgante, who refused to pose normally, or maybe this is the new normal. I like the picture.

Lucy, as you can see by these few images, is a highly skilled and thoughtful artist. We felt very privileged to be able to display her works in our gallery. The paintings while depicting the Roman neighborhood in which she lives are about the art of painting as well as seeing. A close inspection of their surface reveals the layers in the work, the varied applications of paint, the decisions; the whole process is exhibited. That she does not disguise these facts, these changes, these means, enriches the experience of viewing and thus allows us to share in her creative act.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Opening March 13, 2010

invites you to the opening reception of

13 March 2010
17:00 - 20:00

1A Via Soccini ,Buonconvento

Exhibit will continue
Through 21 March 2010
Telephone: 0577.80.63.51