Inner Visions: Contemporary Imaginative Realism
Saturday, Oct 8th 3-5 pm Demo | 6-9 pm Reception
Abend Gallery Denver CO | 800-288-3726 | Oct 8 – Nov 11, 2016
12 feet wide, first mural commission, first time using acrylics, discovering new technological solutions, crazy short deadline—
Like the innovators and entrepreneurs of Workbar.com, the hot new coworking community in Arlington, MA, Rick loves a challenge! He resurrected drawing skills from his underground comic days, created a tattoo-like image, and launched himself into new learning territories, and enjoyed it.
Along with specifics of the mural concept, Rick talks about how we see, always respecting the viewer and portraying time in 2 dimensional art in these studio interviews by Workbar’s Dave Gentry.
When in Arlington, drop in for a free tour of Workbar at 1165 Mass Ave. Here’s a fun view, our first peek at the installed mural from the front door. Interested in-progress shots? Scroll down.Thanks.
IX: A Celebration of Imaginative Realism
Beginning Oct 21, original paintings and prints by Rick are available in this 5 day festival of art, artists, and educational seminars!
Friday- Talk by Rick on creativity and it’s neurological supports
Saturday- Rick demonstrates his signature method of oil painting and collaborates with Vanessa Lemen.
Join the fun at Allentown Art Museum! Click here for tickets.
Thank you, Sheila
photos: Behind the scenes selections at the studio.
Museum banner by Rebecca Leveille Guay.
We’d like to share a pleasant surprise and a public thank you. Are you wondering what’s next from Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin? In the midst of his announcement this week about the deal with Cinemax for his new TV series based on his award winning offbeat “werewolf noir” novella, The Skin Trade, George R.R. Martin writes a nice complement about Rick’s art! Very appreciated.
“…reprinted several times, most recently (and notably) in an illustrated edition from Capclave, where I was Guest of Honor, with a cover and interior art by the amazing Rick Berry.”
For more details about the upcoming TV series, I recommend the source: click here.
Some of Rick’s images for Skin Trade can be found in earlier posts.
August in New York was grand! Both Opening Receptions– first Infra:REAL- The Art of Imaginative Realism at Jonathan Levine Gallery then Works on Paper at Arcadia Contemporary— were just packed with wonderful folks and fabulous art! It was a pleasure to meet so many artists and art appreciators.
We were certainly surprised and delighted by several NY friends, including Neil Gaiman, dropped in as well!
Scroll down for more fun photos during the Works on Paper reception. For earlier photos of Infra:Real reception, click Jonathan Levine link above. Enjoy! Sheila
In addition to framed artworks in variety of media by several talented artists, a wall of 16 custom Moleskine sketchbooks was a must see!
Below is Rick’s sketchbook, which sold opening night!
Friday August 14th, Rick will be back for the 6-8pm Opening Reception of “Works on Paper” at Arcadia Contemporary, 51 Green St. This group exhibition will run until the end of the month. We hope you’ll join us for the opening!
But you have only until Aug 22nd to see “infra:REAL- The Art of Imaginative Realism” the group exhibition curated by Patrick Wilshire. Installed in both Jonathan LeVine Galleries, Rick is honored to have a painting in each location. Further, we were delighted that “Cliff Dweller” is at the front door of 557C West 23rd St. Chelsea – viewable from the street any time of day. Do come by!
Jonathan LeVine Gallery through August 22
557C West 23rd St & 529 West 20th St. NY
Works on Paper at Arcadia Contemporary Gallery
51 Greene Street, NYC / August 14th-31st
Opening Reception August 14th: 6-8pm
Also, if you haven’t had a chance to see Rick’s work at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in Chelsea, you still have time!
infra:REAL – The Art of Imaginative Realism
Jonathan LeVine Gallery, August 5-22
Opening reception Wednesday, August 5, 6-9pm
6-8pm 557C West 23rd St & 7-9pm 529 West 20th St. NY