Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How does it make you feel? New works in the gallery by Jamie Chase, Elena Zolotnitsky, and Susie Pryor

C├ęzanne and the Modern

Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection

October 25, 2014 - January 11, 2015 

I cannot wait to visit the High Museum to see the exhibit, Cezanne and the Modern, fifty pieces from the late 19th and early 20th century from the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection. My excitement stems mostly from my admiration of the artists included in the Pearlman's collection--Cezanne, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, van Gogh, Pissarro, Manet, Gauguin, and Modigliani. click here for link to High Museum exhibition page

But, my interest in this collection was piqued further upon reading about the collectors themselves, Henry and Rose Pearlman. Henry Pearlman was a businessman who founded the Eastern Cold Storage Company in New York in 1919. In 1925 he married Rose, and by 1945 they were collecting avant-garde artwork by both established and lesser known artists. On the website, it says that the Pearlmans "enjoyed the thrill of the hunt [for art]...and learning about the social bonds among artists and the aesthetic influences they had on one another."

 The High Museum write up says " Henry Pearlman found living with these works of art in both his home and office a transformative experience, which he aimed to share with others by lending his collection. The present international tour of the Pearlman Collection has been organized in this spirit of generosity."

We at Pryor share Henry Pearlman's vision for how one should live with and enjoy art. Listening to one's own intuition or "gut" is something that we encourage often with our clients. It makes the art buying experience more fun and less stressful. So, with that in mind, I thought I would share a few new fabulous pieces that are in the gallery. You may be surprised at how you respond. What memories or feelings do they evoke? Or does it simply make you feel "happy." That is ok too. 

 Elena Zolotnitsky
 Susie Pryor

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery soon, 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My recent weekend trip to Asheville, to see new work by Steve Seinberg

I just spent a glorious weekend in Asheville, NC. The drive up was beautiful. All of the leaves were changing as we drove through the winding mountain roads. We also had the wonderful surprise of waking up to snow on Saturday!

The purpose of the trip was to go to Steve Seinberg's studio to pick up a new painting he did for us. Seinberg's studio is in the heart of downtown Asheville, surrounded by funky little shops and hip boutiques. It is always a fun trip to make.

Be sure to look online to see the current inventory by Steve. The new painting is hanging in the gallery, right up front!
Until next week...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gift Ideas from Pryor Fine Art

The holidays will be here before we know it. We have just received a shipment of fantastic new work by Brigitte McReynolds, and many of them are perfect for gift giving! Many of the small paintings are under $500. Brigitte's work ranges from figurative, to abstract and sometimes she even throws in a little landscape, just to keep things interesting!

We hope to see you in soon!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tim Hussey: New work at Pryor Fine Art

We have recently acquired new work by L.A. Based artist, Tim Hussey. Tim is originally from Charleston, but currently works out of his studio in California.

Hussey’s images are often quite dark and brooding despite an abundance of white space. Hussey’s choice of color contributes to this – muted pigments that give an impression of impermanence and decay. Nothing on the canvas is sacred. Layers are often wounded by palette knives to reveal yellowed newsprint and scraps of discarded diaries beneath. Bright smears of green, yellow and red offer some reprieve from the darkness. Titles rife with puns also lend his work with a humorous edge. With this artists work, things are always liable to change and progress in new directions. Stagnation is not an option.

Tim recently finished a huge mural project in Santa Monica. Hussey's work was also recently featured in Harper's Magazine.

We hope you can come by the gallery soon, and take a look at his incredible work.