MICKEY GAULT – YUKO NOGAMI TAYLOR

Artists are alphabetized by their first names.

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Mickey Gault

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Murphy Ayala

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Burning Bushes – Paul Hrusovsky

Paul Hrusovsky

Burning Bushes | Acrylic on canvas | 30”H x 30”W

This 3-D painting was created by silk-screening metallic and interference paint onto canvas. It is part of a color field series titled What’s Around the Corner?

About the artist

Paul Hrusovsky received a BFA, MeD, and MFA from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. He continued his post-graduate work at Washington University, St. Louis.

He showed locally at Somerhill and Tyndall Galleries as well as Craven Allen Gallery where he was acting director for many years. He has also had shows at WCU at Cullowhee, UNC at Chapel Hill, and numerous locations throughout St. Louis, Missouri. Paul was a founding member of frank gallery in Chapel Hill and for over four years maintained a working studio and retail space in downtown Chapel Hill. His works are found in numerous private and corporate collections.

Philip Lopez – Nuit Blanches

Philip Thomas Lopez

Nuit Blanches | Oil, resin, tar on panels
 | 60”H x 70”W (diptych)

Lopez has continually used many different materials and processes when creating color texture and surfaces in his artwork. Lots of activity occurs with the paint surface on panel or canvas until its completion. Overlays of metal and stone dust mixed into the paint are a few examples. A wide variety of varied thoughts and emotions shape the outcome of the work. The joining together of panels that are sometimes unrelated to make one piece has been a theme in his recent work.

About the artist

Philip Lopez was born in 1959 in Dansville, New York and has lived in North Carolina since childhood. Since 1993, he has painted and resided in rural western Wake County. He has exhibited sculpture and paintings throughout North Carolina since 1984. His work is included in corporate collections throughout the state. He has spent time in France both at La Napoule artist residency in southern France and studio time in Paris and Marnay sur Seine. Employment at the North Carolina Museum of Art since 1985 has provided years of exposure to artwork in the permanent collection and the many traveling shows featured at the museum. His work has been exhibited at Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Block Gallery/City of Raleigh, Tyndall Galleries, Durham Art Guild, Spencer Gallery/Chateau de la Napoule, CAMAC (Centre d’Art Marney sur Seine) among many others.

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Sean W. Byrne

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Thomas Sayre – Barn 24

Thomas Sayre

Barn 24 | Roofing tar and varnish on white masonite panel with acrylic sealer | 2′ x 2′

Barn 24 is one of the early pieces which led to White Gold, a large touring museum exhibition which began at CAM Raleigh. The Barn series depicts rural structures and, more broadly, the haunted ambiguous beauty of our southern landscape. Barns loom over our fields like sentinels, letting light in and out of cracking, sagging, wooden boards. These works live somewhere between hand and mind, between chance and control, beauty and tragedy … somewhere between dirt and sky.

About the artist

Thomas Sayre grew up in Washington, DC in the shadow of the Washington Cathedral. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Morehead Scholarship and majored in English and studio art. He graduated in 1973, summa cum laude. He then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was a Michigan Fellow with a three year grant from the Ford Foundation to make sculpture at the University of Michigan. In 1975, Mr. Sayre attended the Master of Fine Arts Program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Mr. Sayre works actively as a sculptor with commissioned public work in various collections across the United States with projects in Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida; Denver, Colorado; Portland and Eugene, Oregon; Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee; San Jose and Sacramento, California; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington D. C. Internationally, the public projects have included Istanbul, Turkey; Phuket, Thailand; Hong Kong, and Calgary and Ontario, Canada.

Thomas is lucky to be married to Joan-Ellen Deck whom he met while touring as a professional musician in the rock and roll band, Dog Days. Together they have two magnificent daughters. Thomas’ recent awards include the 2012 North Carolina Award for Fine Arts and he received an honorary doctorate from NC State University in the Spring of 2014.

A documentary by Minnow Media and Southern Documentary has been created and was recently shown on PBS about the life of Thomas Sayre.

Thomas’ recent work included a large exhibition at CAM Raleigh entitled “White Gold”, which looks at the history of cotton. He also had a solo exhibition at the Cheryl Hazan Gallery in New York City entitled “Thomas Sayre: New Work”.

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Watson Brown

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Yuko Nogami Taylor

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