Gail wrote the following press release, and Tuko created this card to announce our "summer of Small Paintings." We decided not to have an actual opening since the body of work will (we hope) keep expanding and changing. Personally, I am still gessoing and preparing my batch of tiny boards to paint on. I think I will do a series of botanicals, playing with metallic textured backgrounds behind studies of native Hawaiian plants. The irony with small paintings is that they really take almost as much time and energy as big ones, but we charge less for them.
Small Paintings for a Shrinking Economy
The Arthur Johnsen Gallery believes just because oil has gone crazy it doesn’t mean you should give up beauty and an opportunity to invest in the best of local art. How many million dollar homes have we seen with bare walls? Does your home have that feng shui problem? To remedy this unbalanced situation, the artists of the gallery realized that smaller, more affordable paintings are just the ticket. Beginning June 1st and thru the summer, small to tiny paintings will be offered by a medley of artists on the Big Island. The gallery located at 46 Waianuenue Street in Hilo is open Monday –Friday 11-5.
Let’s not forget to remember, art is an investment in the Connection between the universe and mankind.