Today was the first day in the new studio painting. This is the result. Five new paintings, multi-media, acrylic and oil crayon on 1960's news paper. These are intended to be afordable, original works of art. They come matted and are ready to be framed. Now available in "Shop paintings by Savage" located on the main website.
Spent the day loading pictures of the gallery along with pictures of my artwork and the work of Jean Bradley and Rik Phillips. Please let us know that you like what we are doing by pressing the "Like" button here on the blog page and when you visit the "Savage" page.
Today was all about the smalls.....But as I have learned over the years, sometimes the small stuff makes the whole room.
Cool elephant sculpture.
Vintage candle holder.
SAVAGE is now seeking submissions from local artists for the gallerys very first group show. Ten artists will be choosen along with a local charity to benefit. The theme of the show is POWER. Art and artists have the power to change minds, make people see differently, start trends, revolutions and raise money to help people live better lives.
There will be a silent auction to benefit the charity. Artists choosen will be asked to submit a piece of work to be auctioned with the artist receiving 50% and the charity receiving 50%. On works not a part of the silent auction the artist will receive 60% with the gallery receiving 40%.
Artists and the charity choosen will be asked to send an email blast to their clients, friends and contacts.
This week Jason Phillips, son of sculptor Rik Phillips, presented me with a wonderful work of art. Jason is an artist of the writen word. After showing Jason my self published art books and explaining to him that I try hard not to write anything in them because I usually spell something wrong or just sound stupid, Jason offered to trade my talents for his. The following is the result.
So, Kandinsky, Picasso and Jawlensky walk into a bar...
Once they finished their third round of Absinth, they pontificate the future of their craft; Their aesthetic -
What they imagine, is Shawn Savage.
Vibrant. Engaging. Energetic. Allusive. Haunting.
Geometric shapes come to life and take personality behind a blurred mind-scape, like mysterious amoebas, or cells reproducing deep inside the creative, unexplored mind.
Flora that has never previously existed, flourish in the plush garden of a deep imagination and gaze back at you while you fantasize the forest they may grow in.
Characters beg you to study them and figure out what may be going on in those giant heads of theirs. Those heads that may contain giant minds - that may think too much - while they expose their simple souls through the giant window of their eyes - that suggest they may see too much. but, either way, their countenance hints no conclusion.
That particular piece of business, Shawn asks of the beholder.
The work of Shawn Savage arrests the viewer to question not only what may be going on within the brush strokes, on whatever surface that brings you the indelible image you look upon, but also what may be going on inside the recesses of the artist's mind - and - in no small fashion, makes you question what may be going on in yours.
Writen by: Jason Phillips
This lamp had seen better days and was looking a bit tired. Originally in an off white and all marked up. I took it apart and spray painted the main parts being careful to leave the chrome areas untouched. Now it is awesome and would look great next to a reading chair, desk, or bedside. Now available on the website and in the boutique.
Spent a nice quiet day at home putting the hanging lights back together that I bought in Yucca Valley and finding other things that needed a fresh coat of paint or spray paint.
These did not need much. Just a fresh coat of gloss black spray paint. The glass cleaned and everything put back together.
Savage, is a Palm Springs, CA, artist, designer, gallery owner,
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