Gallery of Events 2009
The summer exhibition series at Ocean Galleries brought many exciting artists to the gallery. For a retrospective look at the artwork, please view the artist’s work below.
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Steve Barton at Ocean Galleries, Stone Harbor and Avalon, New Jersey With strong brush strokes, rich textures, and vibrant colors, Steve Barton brings to life each painting. His scenes of cottages, tropical wonderlands, and bright flowers create an elegant casualness. Through his widely varied subject matter, including lush natural settings, brilliant waterside villages, and vivid still lifes, Steve Barton’s paintings always evoke feelings of joy in the viewer.
American master sculptor Frederick Hart is recognized for creating work traditional in its adherence to the human figure and at the same time radical in its sensuality, innovative in its materials, and presenting a renewed esthetic towards beauty.
The monumental scale and historic significance of his work has won him prestigious recognition internationally. This places him in the ranks of the most distinguished American artists of the twentieth century.
Ocean Galleries was honored to present works of this magnitude to our guests. This is was exhibition of important historical significance that shared the vision, innovation and execution of a legacy.
Ocean Galleries hosted an exceptional two-artist show featuring nature artists Brian O’Neill and Hamilton Aguiar.The artists were both be on hand during special meet-and-greet wine and cheese receptions to talk with art lovers about their respective, unique styles of art.
O’Neill is renowned for his paintings of flowers, and Aguiar is celebrated for his paintings of trees. Both artists approach and interpret their paintings with fresh eyes and a rare perspective.
“My paintings are very reminiscent of the old Masters,” says O’Neill. “Using multiple, translucent layers, they create a mood, a romance and a little darkness.”
The Brazilian-born Aguiar applies silver and copper leaf over the entire background of his linen canvases, then creates washes and shadows with oil paints, radiating a dramatic light due to the juxtaposition of the richness of the oil and mercurial nature of the metals.
This year’s exhibit was one of the most extensive shows ever, and featured nearly 100 original and limited edition pieces of art from watercolor to acrylic creations. New this year was artwork that is the signature of her Open Heart Collection, including a “Peace, Love and Open Heart” watercolor and “Open Heart” sculpture.