Collection & Artists
New Artist- Kamille Corry
The Gallery is pleased to announce our new association with a highly skilled and talented Utah artist, Kamille Corry.
I go to a lot of art openings and meet many artists and it's extremely rare that I come across a contemporary artist with such a strong academic background, outstanding skill and realist focus. Every now and then though, magic does happens as it did a few months ago while I was on a studio tour in Salt lake City. It was at the end of a long night, we decided to drop in and see one more studio, Kamille Corry's. Her work made me jump. It is the great feeling that keeps art collectors and dealers searching and incessantly looking. Regularly, artists have something to say but not the skills to say it. Other times artists have great skill but nothing to say. It is that rare combination of both talent and message that sets Corry's work apart.
Corry's work focuses on the figure while incorporating visions of Utah's stunning landscape. Her paintings and drawings reflect a deep classical training and fine craftsmanship, rendering the figure in a modern, provocative light. Corry's still lifes, landscapes, and nudes are equally stunning.
We are thrilled to have her work in the Gallery and include her among the few non-Russian artists we represent. Please look at her work on line, or even better drop by the Gallery. We are excited to introduce her work to you. I am sure Kamille Corry's work will have the same affect on you that she did on me.
Kamille Corry was born in 1966 in Houston, Texas. Her desire for intensive traditional academic training in drawing, anatomy, perspective, and other core skills lead her to Florence Italy. There she relished the rigor and respect for tradition instilled at Il Bisonte (etching) and Studio Cecil-Graves (painting). In Florence she also painted alongside D. Jeffrey Mims as he pursued a mural commission, and then followed him back to his North Carolina atelier for six years of formal study. She was later an assistant instructor to Mims at The Florence Academy's summer workshop.
Currently residing in Salt Lake City, Utah, Corry has exhibited throughout the South, including Washington, DC, and at New York's Salmagundi Club. Numerous shows in her beloved Utah have showcased her paintings. Awards include the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, the Director's Award for the Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art in Utah and the Achievement Award for the Florence Academy of Art Alumni Exhibition in San Francisco, California. Corry has been featured in numerous national arts magazines including, Fine Art Connoisseur and American Art Collector. Corry has been teaching for more than 15 years, opening The Corry Studio of Figurative Art in Salt Lake City with the goal to give students a solid foundation in figurative painting.
Oil on Linen, 52" x 36", 1995-1996
"The Blue Swallowtail", 7'' x 18¼'', 2012, Oil on Linen, $3,400
The Gallery Welcomes George Handrahan & Olya Cheney
George Handrahan, "Bryce Canyon"
20'' x 30'', (50.80 x 76.20 cm) 2011, Oil on Linen $4,500
George Handrahan, "Mount Pleasant Barns"
12'' x 16'', (30.48 x 40.64 cm) 2010, Oil on Linen, $2,100
George Handrahan, "Canyon DeChelly Monument"
12'' x 16'', (30.48 x 40.64 cm) 2010, Oil on Linen, $2,100
"My work reflects the life cycle vident in the world we live in -- relationships, interactions, contrasts and comparisons - both natural and man-made. It's not about pretty pictures or technical prowess. It is seeing the dark or the light, the hard or the soft, the mass or the miniscule, the beautiful opposites that make a subject intriguing, then communicating these in a unique and expressive way. I choose to visually whisper, calmly and quietly without gimmicks -- whether it is the saturated color of a willow in spring against the cold shadows of winters' remnants or the way light and shadow envelop the human form. I am inspired to capture that moment in time and place with all of it's color, texture and soul."
Compelling landscapes that hold our attention, giving us an enticing taste of the beauty and power of nature. - Informed Collector
With over 70 major awards, listings in 7 books on prominent artists, and paintings sold through major auction houses, George W. Handrahan is considered to be one of the most collectable artists in Utah. Mr. Handrahan has been painting the beauty of Utah, California and New England landscapes for more than forty years.
George, a native of Utah, was raised in the rural community of South Weber. It was in this environment that he came to love and appreciate the diverse natural landscape surrounding him, taking every opportunity to spend time out of doors.
As a student, Mr. Handrahan learned to appreciate many forms of art but gravitated towards the work of LeConte Stewart, Maynard Dixon, the California and the American Regionalist artists, admiring their ability to subtly portray the essence of light, color, form, and mood.
Taking his degree in art from Weber State in 1976 under Farrell R. Collett and Richard Van Wagoner, these influences led him to devote his skills full time to landscape painting. The art of Mr. Handrahan is characterized by both his lifetime affinity with nature and his knowledge of art principles, design and composition.
|Olya Cheney, "The Barn at Park City"
22'' x 28'', (55.88 x 71.12 cm) 2011, Acrylic on Canvas, $1,500
|Olya Cheney, "Uinta Stream"
22'' x 28'', (55.88 x 71.12 cm) 2011, Acrylic on Canvas, $1,450
|Olya at the Gallery admiring some of her newly hung works.|
Olya Cheney, (Olga Alexandrovna Kovalova)
(Olya) Olga Alexandrovna Kovalova (now Cheney) was born in Kazakhstan in 1972. Olya's father was an officer in the former Soviet Union. As a result of military service, Olya has lived in many places in the Russian Regions.
Olya has always had a love for art. Because of living on military bases, Olya was not able to attend any formal art schools. Olya's dream has always been to become an artist. While still young, Olya had two art books in her home. The art of Rubens and Levitan inspired her to draw and paint which she did often. Later, Olya spent countless hours watching local artist paint on the streets of Ukraine. Olya worked in the Ukraine painting, using a local folk decorative style.
Olya has lived in Kazakhstan, Russia, Sakhalin (Island above Japan), California and now Utah. Living in these various areas has influenced and shaped her art. Olay's four children are now older and allow her to focus on her art. Olya enjoys experimenting with different mediums and styles.