Horizon Lines: Paula Wallace & John Dennison

June 7th - June 30th 

Work by Paula Wallace and John Dennison

 

Opening Reception:

First Friday, June 7th 5pm-8pm

Anderson O'Brien Fine Art Farnam Street Gallery

Located at 3201 Farnam Street Suite 6109

(look for the teal awning just west of the Alamo Theater)

 

"This body of work celebrates light -- the light that broils in the atmosphere just above the horizon each morning.  At any given instant, the light appears static, unmoving; but, in reality, only the horizon line is steady. Blushes of pink and amber couple with gold and ecru to create brief overwhelming radiance.

Most days, just after sunrise, Maggie (our eight-year-old, shoe-hoarding dog) and I head to the studio. We often stop briefly to study the eastern horizon.  Like most everyone, we (now I’m speaking for the dog!) sigh in acknowledgment of the morning light. It is an experience I wish I could capture. Impossible I know.   And granted, coupled colors are not seen every day, but we hope for them every day.

Some of my sculptural masks also hang here.  As ever, they address, sometimes quite inadequately, my concerns about current day struggles. They are indeed masks, but, oddly enough, are intended to serve as a metaphor for facing problems, not for hiding from them.  A paradox, I know." - John Dennison

 

 

"An art theory class may stress the horizon line as the viewer’s eye level; the heft of every painting or photograph, pencil drawing or clay pot anchored by the gravity of scale. But it’s the poet Linda Pastan’s understanding I prefer - the line of light at the horizon is the hinge between earth and heaven. No painting comes off the easel without its own set of words – poetry, literature, lyrics from a melody, bits of conversation. As a painter, I balance on two stones in a stream of words – illustration and painting.

In the middle of the country, in prairie and field, the horizon line is sometimes part of the country overlooked, so vast is the dome of sky and cloud. While the horizon may give us our bearings, the dome is ever changing – the light, the cloud, the season, the storm.

It was another writer’s words that inspired a parallel body of work called, The Flood Plan. To paraphrase Marilynne Robinson from her book, Housekeeping, for anyone lost on the water, any hill is Ararat. Here my love of illustration takes on the story of Noah and the ancient flood narrative – and with it the horizon line is lost to water, is water. The oldest stories are at once prescient and abiding, with a fantastic eye for our fear and folly.

It is a delight to share the gallery with ceramic artist, John Dennison, whose work carries its own language, its own set of stories. Some of his pieces seem to defy the gravity of an imposed horizon line. The line can shift as one moves around a mask, touches a pot or pours from it. The horizon line is a hinge between what is functional and what is mystery. Isn’t that what art is supposed to do?" - Paula Wallace

Cloud Study 2

Paula Wallace

Cloud Study 2

Oil on Panel

8 x 8 x 1.50 in (20.32 x 20.32 x 3.81 cm)

$275

Love Comforts Like Sunshine After Rain

Paula Wallace

Love Comforts Like Sunshine After Rain

oil on panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

$500

Warbonnet Ranch

Paula Wallace

Warbonnet Ranch

oil on panel

27 x 8 in (68.58 x 20.32 cm)

$750

The Greening of the Wheat

Paula Wallace

The Greening of the Wheat

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

$275

Cloud Break at Dawn

Paula Wallace

Cloud Break at Dawn

Oil on Panel

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

$1,150

No. 3 Bowls Beyond Function - Lightly Stepped a Yellow Star to its Lofty Place ED - 3BBF-648

John Dennison

No. 3 Bowls Beyond Function - Lightly Stepped a Yellow Star to its Lofty Place ED - 3BBF-648

clay

18 x 2 in (45.72 x 5.08 cm)

$425

No. 7 Bowls Beyond Function - Beams of Morning AEH - 7BBF-655

John Dennison

No. 7 Bowls Beyond Function - Beams of Morning AEH - 7BBF-655

clay

20.50 x 2.50 in (52.07 x 6.35 cm)

$500

No. 11 Floor Vase

John Dennison

No. 11 Floor Vase

clay

22.50 x 0 in (57.15 x 0 cm)

$540

No. 15 Small Bowl

John Dennison

No. 15 Small Bowl

clay

8 x 3 in (20.32 x 7.62 cm)

$80

No. 19 Lidded Temple Jar

John Dennison

No. 19 Lidded Temple Jar

clay

()

$290

No. 23 Teabowl

John Dennison

No. 23 Teabowl

clay

()

$40

No. 27 Vase

John Dennison

No. 27 Vase

clay

10 x 0 in (25.40 x 0 cm)

$130

No. 31 Vase

John Dennison

No. 31 Vase

clay

9.50 x 0 in (24.13 x 0 cm)

$160

No. 35 Vase

John Dennison

No. 35 Vase

clay

10.50 x 0 in (26.67 x 0 cm)

$150

No. 39 Horn of Plenty Mask 39M-469

John Dennison

No. 39 Horn of Plenty Mask 39M-469

clay

18.50 x 11 in (46.99 x 27.94 cm)

$1,750

No. 43 American Medusa Mask 43M-473

John Dennison

No. 43 American Medusa Mask 43M-473

clay

20 x 12 in (50.80 x 30.48 cm)

$2,000

No. 47 One-armed Teapot

John Dennison

No. 47 One-armed Teapot

clay

()

$210

No. 51 Teapot

John Dennison

No. 51 Teapot

clay

()

$200

No. 55 Teapot

John Dennison

No. 55 Teapot

clay

()

$160

No. 59 Tray

John Dennison

No. 59 Tray

clay

21 x 0 in (53.34 x 0 cm)

$140

Late Summer: The Road Home

Paula Wallace

Late Summer: The Road Home

Oil on Panel

10 x 20 in (25.40 x 50.80 cm)

$700

Cloud Study 3

Paula Wallace

Cloud Study 3

Oil on Panel

8 x 8 x 1.50 in (20.32 x 20.32 x 3.81 cm)

$275

Let It Come as It Will and Do Not Be Afraid

Paula Wallace

Let It Come as It Will and Do Not Be Afraid

oil on panel

16 x 48 in (40.64 x 121.92 cm)

$2,750

And Then It Was Spring

Paula Wallace

And Then It Was Spring

Oil on Panel

7 x 30 in (17.78 x 76.20 cm)

$750

Last Light

Paula Wallace

Last Light

Oil on Panel

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

$1,150

No. 4 Bowls Beyond Function - And Now Good Morrow to our Waking Souls JD - 4BBF-649

John Dennison

No. 4 Bowls Beyond Function - And Now Good Morrow to our Waking Souls JD - 4BBF-649

clay

20 x 2.50 in (50.80 x 6.35 cm)

$490

No. 8 Bowls Beyond Function - Suspended Lion Face, Spilling at the Centre PL - 8BBF-656

John Dennison

No. 8 Bowls Beyond Function - Suspended Lion Face, Spilling at the Centre PL - 8BBF-656

clay

21 x 2 in (53.34 x 5.08 cm)

$500

No. 12 Floor Vase

John Dennison

No. 12 Floor Vase

clay

12 x 13.50 in (30.48 x 34.29 cm)

$375

No. 16 Small Bowl

John Dennison

No. 16 Small Bowl

clay

8 x 3 in (20.32 x 7.62 cm)

$80

No. 20 Teabowl

John Dennison

No. 20 Teabowl

clay

()

$40

No. 24 Teabowl

John Dennison

No. 24 Teabowl

clay

()

$40

No. 28 Vase

John Dennison

No. 28 Vase

clay

11 x 0 in (27.94 x 0 cm)

$200

No. 32 Vase

John Dennison

No. 32 Vase

clay

7 x 0 in (17.78 x 0 cm)

$250

No. 36 Handled Vase

John Dennison

No. 36 Handled Vase

clay

7 x 0 in (17.78 x 0 cm)

$240

No. 40 Beguiled Mask 40M-470

John Dennison

No. 40 Beguiled Mask 40M-470

clay

17 x 11 in (43.18 x 27.94 cm)

$1,550

No. 44 Tea Poet Mask 44M-439

John Dennison

No. 44 Tea Poet Mask 44M-439

clay

18 x 10 x 5 in (45.72 x 25.40 x 12.70 cm)

$1,400

No. 48 One-armed Teapot

John Dennison

No. 48 One-armed Teapot

clay

()

$210

No. 52 Teapot

John Dennison

No. 52 Teapot

clay

()

$180

No. 56 Tray

John Dennison

No. 56 Tray

clay

24 x 7.50 in (60.96 x 19.05 cm)

$200

No. 60 Banana Leaf Tray

John Dennison

No. 60 Banana Leaf Tray

clay

19 x 0 in (48.26 x 0 cm)

$180

Let Your Countenance Shine Upon Me

Paula Wallace

Let Your Countenance Shine Upon Me

oil on panel

7 x 30 in (17.78 x 76.20 cm)

$750

The Hinge Between Earth and Heaven

Paula Wallace

The Hinge Between Earth and Heaven

oil on panel

12 x 70 in (30.48 x 177.80 cm)

$2,950

High Plains Pasture

Paula Wallace

High Plains Pasture

oil on panel

14 x 24 in (35.56 x 60.96 cm)

$1,200

Let Evening Come

Paula Wallace

Let Evening Come

Oil on Panel

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

$1,150

No. 2 Bowls Beyond Function - The Close-Companioned Inarticulate Hour When Two-Fold Silence Was the Song of Love DGR - 2BBF-647

John Dennison

No. 2 Bowls Beyond Function - The Close-Companioned Inarticulate Hour When Two-Fold Silence Was the Song of Love DGR - 2BBF-647

clay

21 x 2 in (53.34 x 5.08 cm)

$520

No. 6 Bowls Beyond Function - The Birth of the Single Light DT 6BBF-654

John Dennison

No. 6 Bowls Beyond Function - The Birth of the Single Light DT 6BBF-654

clay

12 x 3 in (30.48 x 7.62 cm)

$150

No. 10 Floor Vase

John Dennison

No. 10 Floor Vase

clay

20.50 x 0 in (52.07 x 0 cm)

$600

No. 14 Serving Bowl

John Dennison

No. 14 Serving Bowl

clay

11 x 3 in (27.94 x 7.62 cm)

$150

No. 18 Lidded Temple Jar

John Dennison

No. 18 Lidded Temple Jar

clay

()

$250

No. 22 Teabowl

John Dennison

No. 22 Teabowl

clay

()

$40

No. 26 Bottle

John Dennison

No. 26 Bottle

clay

6 x 0 in (15.24 x 0 cm)

$140

No. 30 Bottle

John Dennison

No. 30 Bottle

clay

10 x 0 in (25.40 x 0 cm)

$180

No. 34 Vase

John Dennison

No. 34 Vase

clay

9 x 0 in (22.86 x 0 cm)

$110

No. 38 Serpentine Design Mask 38M-468

John Dennison

No. 38 Serpentine Design Mask 38M-468

clay

17 x 10 in (43.18 x 25.40 cm)

$1,500

No. 42 Ziegfeld Morn Mask 42M-472

John Dennison

No. 42 Ziegfeld Morn Mask 42M-472

clay

20 x 9.50 in (50.80 x 24.13 cm)

$1,900

No. 46 Teapot

John Dennison

No. 46 Teapot

clay

()

$180

No. 50 Teapot

John Dennison

No. 50 Teapot

clay

()

$160

No. 54 Round Teapot

John Dennison

No. 54 Round Teapot

clay

()

$180

No. 58 Square Tray

John Dennison

No. 58 Square Tray

clay

11.50 x 13 in (29.21 x 33.02 cm)

$150

No. 62 Tray

John Dennison

No. 62 Tray

clay

20 x 0 in (50.80 x 0 cm)

$180

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Horizon Lines: Paula Wallace & John Dennison
June 7th - June 30th Work by Paula Wallace and John Dennison Opening Reception: First Friday, June 7th 5pm-8pm Anderson O'Brien Fine Art Farnam Street Gallery Located at 3201 Farnam Street Suite 6109 (look for the teal awning just west of the Alamo Theater) "This body of work celebrates light -- the light that broils in the atmosphere just above the horizon each morning. At any given instant, the light appears static, unmoving; but, in reality, only the horizon line is steady. Blushes of pink and amber couple with gold and ecru to create brief overwhelming radiance. Most days, just after sunrise, Maggie (our eight-year-old, shoe-hoarding dog) and I head to the studio. We often stop briefly to study the eastern horizon. Like most everyone, we (now I’m speaking for the dog!) sigh in acknowledgment of the morning light. It is an experience I wish I could capture. Impossible I know. And granted, coupled colors are not seen every day, but we hope for them every day. Some of my sculptural masks also hang here. As ever, they address, sometimes quite inadequately, my concerns about current day struggles. They are indeed masks, but, oddly enough, are intended to serve as a metaphor for facing problems, not for hiding from them. A paradox, I know." - John Dennison "An art theory class may stress the horizon line as the viewer’s eye level; the heft of every painting or photograph, pencil drawing or clay pot anchored by the gravity of scale. But it’s the poet Linda Pastan’s understanding I prefer - the line of light at the horizon is the hinge between earth and heaven. No painting comes off the easel without its own set of words – poetry, literature, lyrics from a melody, bits of conversation. As a painter, I balance on two stones in a stream of words – illustration and painting. In the middle of the country, in prairie and field, the horizon line is sometimes part of the country overlooked, so vast is the dome of sky and cloud. While the horizon may give us our bearings, the dome is ever changing – the light, the cloud, the season, the storm. It was another writer’s words that inspired a parallel body of work called, The Flood Plan. To paraphrase Marilynne Robinson from her book, Housekeeping, for anyone lost on the water, any hill is Ararat. Here my love of illustration takes on the story of Noah and the ancient flood narrative – and with it the horizon line is lost to water, is water. The oldest stories are at once prescient and abiding, with a fantastic eye for our fear and folly. It is a delight to share the gallery with ceramic artist, John Dennison, whose work carries its own language, its own set of stories. Some of his pieces seem to defy the gravity of an imposed horizon line. The line can shift as one moves around a mask, touches a pot or pours from it. The horizon line is a hinge between what is functional and what is mystery. Isn’t that what art is supposed to do?" - Paula Wallace
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Anderson O'Brien Fine Art
Omaha
NE
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