New Art Show: “Emerging and Emerged“
Welcome to the new fall season of art at Painted Light. We are quite excited and proud to welcome painters Ken Minami, Ann Socha and Meredith Yelton to our gallery.
The show is called “Emerging and Emerged“, which expresses the different stages of development that these three artists find themselves in their careers. This is the first time we have had an exhibit which featured solely painters and so our name is particularly apt for this show!
We are showing eight of Ken Manami‘s paintings. He says of them, “(I do) …small still lifes painted on metal whose subject is light. The objects only help convey this feeling. They are painted in the manner of a tradition hundreds of years old. Rubens, Chardin and Canaletto painted in this way. The hard surface is abraded with sandpaper and then oil primed. The color appears to sit up on the surface and hold its brilliance.”
Ken is trained in the manner of the Boston School (the first Americans to study in the Paris atelier system of the 19th century), whose luminaries include John Singer Sargent, Edmund Tarbell and Dennis Miller Bunker. He is mostly a painter of urban scenes and still life. Ken’s former life cooking in restaurants still influences his still life work.The same instincts that guided his food pairings direct his compositions in paint. His work is enjoyed in collections locally and on the east and west coasts.