2020 Exhibit Calendar
Below you will find LeQuire Gallery's upcoming Exhibit Schedule. Mark your calendar and plan to visit LeQuire Gallery for a variety of amazing Art Exhibits featuring exceptional artists who are offering Contemporary Paintings, Contemporary Sculptures, and Portraiture. Click on an individual event to see details or view below. All times in Central Standard Time (CST).
With 2020 being not only the centennial of suffrage, but also an important time for women in contemporary history, LeQuire Gallery is dedicating the entire year with a roster of stellar exhibitions #celebratingwomen. We are honored to work with a most impressive group of master artists, and look forward to your visit (by appointment).
Our space is large and can accommodate multiple exhibitions. On view now are the following: Photographer Dean Dixon’s “Beauty As I See It” — exquisite black and white portraits of many remarkable women, Susie Campion’s exciting botanical collection of unique digital compositions on canvas created from original watercolors, and Lori Putnam’s impressionistic portraits. Our 2020 feature exhibit is also now open — Alan LeQuire's 'Monumental Women’ — recognition of women through sculpture, over the last 40 years.
Coming soon: "Women in Music" by Marti Jones Dixon
A new series of paintings from singer/songwriter/painter Marti Jones Dixon, "celebrating the strength of contemporary women who show up every day to create a better world through music”.
Marti Jones Dixon - Artist Statement
WOMEN IN MUSIC
A new series of paintings from Marti Jones Dixon
It’s hard for me (and many other contemporary women) to fathom not having the right to vote. It’s been 100 years since the passing of the law that allows us to have an equal voice in the governance of our cities, states and country. It is a milestone to celebrate, even though the woman’s struggle continues.
Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in a family with three sisters, a mother and father, I never noticed there were limitations on females in social surroundings. My sisters and I were always encouraged to shoot for the moon—nothing was beyond us—and we had unending support from our parents to carry out our dreams. I have looked at the world through this window of endless opportunities for both women and men, never really making a distinction in sex.
And now, I’ve had a career in the field of music for nearly 50 years. In looking back through the years of performing and navigating the ins and outs of the music biz, I realize there have been moments when women have not been given an equal voice. As much as I don’t want to believe it, there are still issues of inequality.
Through these paintings, I want to celebrate the strength of contemporary women who show up every day to create a better world through music. Some of these women are well-known and some are not, some play and compose and some don’t, some make sure everything runs smoothly from behind the scenes where wisdom and expertise are paramount. All of them have contributed beautifully important notes to the development of music.
I hope to add to this collection for many years to come.
It is an annual trip for Art Ambassadors for a Colorful World, organized with partner Xela-Aid. Putnam is the Vice President of AAFCW whose mission it is to inspire children and adults giving them confidence, joy, and a colorful retreat from everyday life, poverty, and hardship. Several of Putnam's recent portraits were inspired by the women she met and worked with during this experience.
"Each of these women is unique, yet they represent all of me. Their faces tell part of their stories; age, nationality, beliefs. Look into their eyes and you see strength, fear, kindness, wisdom, compassion, pain, and truth. All of them are beautiful, and our world is better for having them in it". - Lori Putnam
Learn More About Lori Putnam's Championing of
Art Ambassadors for A Colorful World, Guatemala
Dean Dixon - through July 31 - Click here to Browse Dean's Collection
Susie Campion - through July 11
Lori Putnam - through July 31 - Click here to Browse Lori's Collection
Monumental Women by Alan LeQuire - July 18 - Dec 19
Latest Press (2020):
July - NashvilleLifestyles.com: "LeQuire Gallery Unveils Monumental Women Exhibit" - Read here for more
July/August - FineArtConnoisseur.com - "Alan LeQuire Sculpting Real Women" - Click here to subscribe
SCHEDULE A VIEWING
Schedule a viewing to see any of our summer exhibits at email@example.com or 615.298.4611. We’re open by appointment Tuesday - Saturday 10am-3:00pm EST. 1-10 people per group. Only one group at a time. Each group is offered one hour. We follow the #goodtogo guidelines of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
LeQuire Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-3pm (CST)
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Drawing Down The Moon – By Joshua Bronaugh – Week 2
October 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm CDT
‘Drawing Down the Moon’
New Work by Joshua Bronaugh
Drawing Down the Moon is a new series of 18 paintings by Joshua Bronaugh inspired by the ancient tradition of the same name, which draws upon the moon for energy, wisdom, strength and any number of emotional gifts that may spring forward to the practitioner. The work is also an exploration, as well as a strong statement, of a limited palette, and the effects it can accomplish in contemporary figurative painting.
Joshua Bronaugh began making red paintings after viewing a full color portrait through a piece of amber colored glass. It was a way to check the value relationships in a painting by reducing the image to monochrome. Bronaugh found this version of the painting compelling enough to begin experimenting with the limited palette and a new collection. At the same time Bronaugh became aware of the ‘Drawing Down the Moon’ tradition, and realized the boldness of his limited palette perfectly paralleled the connection of power “Drawing Down the Moon’ often evokes. Bronaugh successfully suggests the various methods used in the ritual through the many stances he captures of his “mortal vessels”. He further cements the theme of power with the dominant use of cadmium red.
“These ambitious paintings are made entirely from cadmium. The dramatic palette produces a collection that is utterly electric”. – Elizabeth Cave, Gallery Director
“ ‘Drawing Down the Moon’ is a ritual during which an individual enters a trance and requests that the Goddess, symbolized by the Moon, enter her body and speak through her. She then exists in an altered state of consciousness. I find this entire process to be a metaphor for recognizing one’s own empowerment. Some of these paintings also deliberately reference the Pythia, commonly known as the Oracle of Delphi, who was widely credited for her prophecies inspired by being filled by the spirit of the god Apollo”. – JBronaugh
Joshua Bronaugh is an American painter best known for his portraits and classical nude paintings. His paintings celebrate the organic process of the oldest painting methods: a direct response to the tempo set by an impatient, technological culture.
His compositions reflect a balance of gravity and ambiance which is reflected in the kinetic energy of his figures, who themselves seem poised to act with grace and conviction. Bronaugh has a BFA in painting from Murray State University and has studied with the celebrated visionary artists Alex and Allison Grey. He has lived and worked in the United States, Italy, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia.