upcoming exhibition

April 17 - May 14


This show is dedicated in loving memory to my mother Doris Jean Murtagh.

I have named this exhibition 'Vigil', the quality of holding someone, even if only in the mind. This show was created in New York and Berlin and explores our ever present need for access to the soul in the way that it desires to be recognized and unearthed, and the underlying mystery to the dimension of solitude I draw from cinema as well as turn of the century Dutch painting i.e., Vermeer and Rembrandt. 'Vigil' works to reclaim Romanticism. Not the ideal in the context of a historical period, but to reclaim it for the time in which we live. This is rooted in my conviction that beauty should be protected, defended, and recognized for its eternal and spiritual depth, which cannot be limited by time.

Daniel Murtagh has been working as a portrait photographer since 1995. Upon graduating from Pratt Institute he moved to New Mexico and later to San Francisco, where he spent the next eight years defining a style of work that continues to evolve. His photographs have been featured in Soma, San Francisco, Health, Splash, Men’s Health, Hippocrates, Elle, Shots, American Photographer, and Photo Icon. His images have appeared on over 100 book covers Internationally. Daniel has shown his work in galleries, nationally and internationally. In addition to photography, he works in film and sound and has made six films, among which The Last Judgement which was shown at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg Russia. Daniel also created the score for a feature film 'Victoriana" and in 2015 released 'Backward Sun - Eclipse" (available on spotify and Itunes). In 2010, Daniel first traveled to Berlin where he has photographed extensively since.


April 17-30

Vera S.

Vera S. will show her delightful art in a display named, “A Tribute to Whimsy”. If you are a bit of a dreamer or you have a spot in your heart for whimsy this is not to be missed.

Vera has been drawing all her life but for a good many years she was a production artist in Corporate Graphics, first in St. Louis after college and then in New York City. That profession demanded working with very fine minute detail. Vera enjoys that kind of attention to detail in her drawings as well. Her drawings aren’t large and they have intricate patterning and depictions, usually in scenes from her imagination. She describes her process like this: “I draw in pen and ink sometimes more than one draft, tweeking a bit here or a bit there until I am happy with the black and white drawing. Then I scan it into the computer and digitally color it. The color and gradations of color and creating shadowing to add to the real feeling…this stuff is FUN to do!”

She enjoys hand making soaps as well as handmade cards with her drawings on the cover. Soaps, Cards and frameable prints of her art…All three endeavors have been on display and for sale at a shop in New Hope, PA and in an online shop at Etsy.com.

Barbara Kidd Calvano

Barbara Kidd Calvano was born in Japan. She lived and traveled in Japan and the United States. Her work is primarily in oils, acrylic, watercolors and pastel drawings. “My work is focused on capturing the energies of the East and West. I feel that art is a transformative experience that can elevate humanity. The images for the abstract paintings and drawings are derived from sketches of female nude studies. Through color, form and line these sketches are juxtaposed and rendered into a work that brings forth the creative energies of female as spirit. From my experience as a dancer, choreographer, now a yogi, I create from the shapes, lines and form of movement adding color from Nature, mostly plants, flowers and skies. I am interested in capturing breath and stillness. I am influenced by the Abstract Expressionist painters.

De Kooning, Gorky and Miro.” Her paintings are in the collections of many including fashion designers, celebrities and more. Her work was displayed on Access Hollywood with Kim attrall who is a collector of her art. To view art, her studio is located in Rego Park, New York. Contact is bkiddcalvano@usa.net.

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