J.M. Stringer Gallery was pleased to return to the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum for our fourth annual pop-up exhibition featuring the contemporary American master, John Phillip Osborne (b. 1951). This two-weekend show and sale was a curated selection of Osborne's newest work, which focuses on exploring and reimagining America's Founding Fathers.
We were deeply honored to host "Across Time: The Art of John Phillip Osborne," a special show dedicated to Osborne's 50th Anniversary as a professional artist and featuring the Elke Fetterolf Antiquities Collection.
J.M. Stringer Gallery presented "Spontaneity in Nature," featuring Joseph Sundwall and George Van Hook. Both Sundwall and Van Hook have found their muse in nature. Responding directly to their environment - whether that be landscape, figure, or still life - their work is fresh, spontaneous, and painterly. However, firm drawing techniques underpin each of their paintings, revealing their fine academic training and influence of European tradition. "The paintings are a marriage of external and internal forces,” says Van Hook. “What emerges on the canvas should be a reflection of both the beauty of the world and the artist’s most inner response.”
The Gallery was excited to collaborate with Cooper & Co. for a very special artist demonstration during the opening reception. Both artists are accomplished portrait painters and adept at capturing figures within their environment. In “Fashion & Form,” a compelling take on the standard artist demonstration, the gallery transformed into an elegant runway for models and dresses provided by Cooper & Co. — creating vibrant vignettes for these two award-winning artists to capture.
J.M. Stringer Gallery was honored to present "Essential Gestures," featuring André Lucero and Richard Oversmith. These two painters rely on brushstrokes, marks, and gestures to conceptualize and compose their works. While both Lucero and Oversmith have traditional academic training, plein air painting - surrounded by the natural elements - has guided their direction as artists. The styles they’ve developed are highly personal and vary considerably from one another, but each painter allows the subject to sing - capturing its essence with elegant and deft movements of the brush. Each gesture is essential, provoking the viewer to interact.
J.M. Stringer Gallery was thrilled to present "Awake: The Beautiful Adventure of Life," featuring Jim McVicker and Luke Steadman. While hailing from opposite coasts, both McVicker and Steadman have described painting as an “awakening," a practice through which they learned to truly see the world. With exquisite attention to capturing light, atmosphere, and space, this collection of work is quiet, sensitive, and serene -- inviting the viewer to contemplate the sensory "adventure underlying the routine of daily life" and the "beauty all around us."
J.M. Stringer Gallery was excited to present their annual holiday group exhibition, "’Tis the Season." This year's featured artists were Alan Fetterman and E.J. Paprocki. In refreshingly unique ways, both artists captured their surroundings and subjects with energetic brushwork and dynamic paint movement. These recent paintings were accompanied by works from our entire roster of established regional, national, and international artists.
Kicking off another fantastic season in Vero Beach, J.M. Stringer Gallery presented their Season Opening Exhibition: “Spotlight on American Women Artists.” The Gallery was honored to represent the artwork of several nationally acclaimed, award-winning female artists - Stephanie Amato, Cathy Ferrell, Mary Garrish, Joy Jackson, and Claudia Seymour. Gathering their newest pieces together in a group show for the first time, the exhibition seeks to showcase their individual inspirations, interpretations, and styles - while exploring how the female perspective is at work in their portrayal of moments and sensation of space.
As another fantastic season came to a close, J.M. Stringer Gallery was excited to present "New Arrivals: A Group Exhibition" - showcasing works from our entire roster of established regional, national, and international artists. The exhibition featured John P. Osborne. The gallery was also proud to introduce E.J. Paprocki.
J.M. Stringer Gallery was pleased to return to the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum for our third annual pop-up exhibition featuring the contemporary American master, John Phillip Osborne (b. 1951). This two-weekend show and sale was a curated selection of Osborne's newest work, which focused on exploring and reimagining the thirteen original American colonies.
J.M. Stringer Gallery was pleased to present the Revolutionary War paintings of John Phillip Osborne (b. 1951) in this special exhibition at Drexel Hamilton. John Osborne is an internationally renowned painter who has won numerous awards for his landscape, figurative, and still life paintings. His works are collected by private individuals, museums, and corporations. Osborne is an avid student of history, particularly the American Revolution. Many encampments and significant battles took place within a small radius of his home in northern New Jersey. Spending time at these locations, Osborne drew on his knowledge of historical events to reimagine on canvas what occurred in these hallowed places. Osborne’s love of the ordinary citizen soldiers and the great Generals of the War reflect his respect and appreciation for all those who risk their lives in service to this country. Therefore, he was honored to display these special works of art at Drexel Hamilton, a full-service institutional broker-dealer founded on the principle of offering meaningful employment opportunities to disabled veterans.
This exhibition was a new consideration of the importance of the Revolutionary War, in which the primary focus is the ultimate achievement of an enlightened body of men with a united single cause. Recognition has come to Osborne through an unusual ability to depict the subject in a way that is close to nature. Thus, his initial attraction to the American Revolution was born. At what other time was our nation’s future so reliant upon yet at the mercy of our natural world? The landscapes they marched through still surround us today, the murmur of their footsteps still echo. Osborne captures these transcendental moments with a fine art background, academically trained eye, and historical accuracy – but above all, with unrivaled passion.